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Black Ball Ferry Line

Address: 101 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone Number: (360) 457-4491
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Port Angeles
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ballston Spa, New York
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194 reviews 194 reviews
74 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was a fun way to get over to Victoria and all that Vancouver Island has to offer. The ship was very clean and comfortable. A variety of facilities were available on board. They even had advertising brochures for various activities at each end of the trip.

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Missoula, Montana
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241 reviews 241 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The water passage between Vancouver, BC and Port Angeles works efficiently and offers beautiful scenery - such a relaxing ferry ride. Everything you might need is already on-board and very user friendly. Bring your car. Hop aboard and enjoy the sail.

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Victoria, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Can not fault the Coho in any way, shape or form! It is spotless, pristine, ageless and timely. Their web site works well. Unfortunate that their terminals in both Port Angeles and Victoria, B.C. are in despite need of attention. Besides all that, you can set your watch by their sailings!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Only problem was getting up all the stairs and back down again as I could not find an elevator. Passengers are not allowed on the car deck while crossing.

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Scotch Creek, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was an excellent ferry ride. We were taking a 43' RV across and they easily accommodated us. The ferry itself is not as nice as a BC ferry but the length of ride and cost was similar to going from Tsawwassan to Victoria. This ferry takes you to right downtown Victoria, which is great if you are walking or... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Only one ferry trip to Canada and back each day. Unless you spend the night, you only end up with about 5 usable hours in Canada. Would definitely recommend staying at least one night in Canada. Don't take a car on the ferry. Easy to walk around and don't have to worry about finding and paying for parking.

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Madera, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Made this trip to Victoria in July with our motorcycle. A wonderful trip with great views. If you don't have a car, it's an easy walk on and walk off. The dock is in walking distance to down town Victoria.

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Eureka, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It is always fun to travel on the Coho. The crew is the best organized I have ever seen at loading and unloading vehicles in a timely and safe fashion. The upper decks are comfortable and fun during the crossing.

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Bremerton, Washington
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124 reviews 124 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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212 reviews 212 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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