99% of all visitors to Victoria arrive on Vancouver Island by ferry.
4 separate ferry operators provide visitors and residents with the luxury of choosing from traditional ferries, high-speed ferries, passenger-only ferries and passenger-vehicle vessels to travel to & from Victoria.
Three (3) ferry systems travel from Washington State directly to Victoria. (Valid passports are required for all X-border travel)
- Clipper Vacation ferries travel from Seattle to Victoria (downtown to downtown)
-The Blackball ferry travels from Port Angeles to Victoria (downtown to downtown)
-The Washington State ferry travels from Anacortes to Sidney (20 Mins from Victoria)
1 ferry system, BC Ferries travels south to Victoria and north to Nanaimo (mid-way on Vancouver Island) from 2 ferry terminals on the Vancouver mainland.
Visiting British Columbia's Capitol is a treat at any time - but the combination of shoulder season hotel prices and ferry specials make Victoria a particular bargain October thru April.
Do not overlook the Seattle - Victoria ferry-hotel specials.
They are guaranteed to save serious dollars in most downtown Victoria hotels and can be had by calling 1-800-686-0446
Whether visiting British Columbia's capital for a week or for a day, Victoria is a spectacular city and all ferries to Victoria are like mini-cruises.
Schedule time to visit the historic Craigdarroch Castle built in 1890 by Robert Dunsmuir for his bride.
And words can not describe Butchart Gardens which at 55 acres, enjoys a deserved global reputation as an absolute "must see" for every age group
Only minutes from the ferry terminals in the heart of downtown Victoria you can board a whale watching expedition, enjoy fabulous shopping, explore galleries & museums, relax over a "high-tea" at the famous Empress Hotel and dine in superb restaurants.
Most Requested Information: Land - Sea - Air:
Avis Car Rental: Convenient vehicle rentals from both city & airport locations
Gray Line of Victoria: Daily scheduled coach service between Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River & Port Hardy.
Kenmore Air: Daily 45 minute sea plane service between downtown Victoria and downtown Seattle - year round.
Orca Spirit Adventures: Whale watching tours departing 3x daily April thru October from Victorias' Inner Harbour
Ferry Terminal Information:
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal: 30 minutes north of Victoria: connecting Victoria ferries to Vancouver
Sidney Ferry Terminal: 20 minutes north of Victoria: connecting the Sidney ferry to Friday Harbor; Sidney ferry to Orcas Island and Sidney ferry to Anacortes
Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal: downtown Victoria: for ferries from Victoria to Seattle; ferries from Victoria to Bellingham and ferries from Victoria to Port Angeles.
Victoria Ferry Reservation Information:
Victoria ferries to Seattle
Victoria ferries to Port Angeles
Victoria ferries to Vancouver:
Victoria ferries to the Gulf Islands:
Victoria (Sidney) ferries to Anacortes, Friday Harbor or Orcas:
Call 206-464-6400 (No toll free # for this ferry service ).