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Black Ball Ferry Line

101 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 457-4491
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Port Angeles
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bremerton, Washington
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124 reviews 124 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A fun way to go to Victoria BC. Efficient and easy to do. Our favorite. Only took an hour and a half. Customs was friendly and efficient. Love the soft ice cream available in the cantee.

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Kirkland, Washington
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209 reviews 209 reviews
27 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Coho gets the trip across Juan de Fuca Strait done with ease. No frills, but no fuss. Basic seating, efficient boarding and confidence of a team that know what they are doing.

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Dallas, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wonderful ride over to Victoria BC for the weekend. Friendly staff, the price is right, convenient and comfortable for a 90 minute ferry ride.

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Southport, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ferry left and arrived in time. Reception/waiting areas and washrooms were clean and very comfortable. Good service, friendly staff. Coffee was hot and good...a little pricey for a small cup but you're on a ferry! Snack bar had a good selection including fresh fruit, but remember it's a convenience snack bar not a restaurant. We felt got what we paid... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You really don't need a car in Victoria unless you are planning an automobile trip beyond Victoria proper. Leave your car in Port Angeles - there are several daily rate parking lots close to Blackball's Coho Ferry terminal that you can use while you are "overseas" in Victoria. Blackball's Coho ferry takes you right into Victoria's inner harbor, just steps... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very well run, the Black Ball takes you from one shore to another. Its always interesting and a huge break from driving. Although the food is typical ferry food, there is an interesting gift store striving to bring in interesting things, sometimes, locally produced. I've never experienced a late boat, and the ferry workers are pleasant while being efficient.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easy to register on line and then just show up and pay for the ride. The water was very turbulent but the ride was great. If you didn't look outside you would never know that the water was rough. Getting on and off was very easy with few vehicles on board when we crossed.

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Victoria, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It used to be that you could check in and then wander around to get a coffee etc. Since 9/11 or whatever that changed. You have to arrive 90 minutes ahead; there are no food or coffee facilities, and you have to stay in your car. That's not so bad in summer, but down on the dock in Victoria in... More 

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MVCohoVictoria, Manager at Black Ball Ferry Line, responded to this review

Hi OggiesMum, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip on our ferry. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your crossing, our customer service, and our pet-friendly midship lounge! We are disappointed to hear that you found our food services limited. We offer a variety of food options, including locally made fish and chips, Ivar's Clam... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We took the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria. The ride was pretty nice and smooth. The staff was extremely helpful.

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Galiano Island, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
16 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A very busy ferry, they know how to stack them in. Such a great ride from Port Angeles to Victoria, B. C. Staff are pleasant, the boat seems to be cleaner than our B. C. Ferry's. We enjoyed our trip and always take this ferry . You'll enjoy your trip.

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