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“A fantastic trip with amazing views!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BC Ferries

BC Ferries
11300 Patricia Bay Highway, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
888-223-3779
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Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Sidney
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: These ferries are a great way to see the islands of British Columbia.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Gold Coast, Australia
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“A fantastic trip with amazing views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Although we had a delayed departure, this did not detach from a great trip with amazing views from Tsawassen to Swartz Bay and return a few days later. Yes, an expensive trip but the views are worth it. We paid extra for the Seawest Lounge which was quiet and peaceful with large windows to enjoy the view with the added bonus of food and drinks included. Very organised onshore to board and offload quickly and efficiently. Would definately recommend to others.

Visited December 2012
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BCFCustomerCare, Manager at BC Ferries, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear Valued Customer,

Thanks for taking the time to post your positive review.

We agree, it’s hard to beat the scenery here on BC’s west coast, especially when on board one of our vessels. And the Seawest Lounge definitely offers some of the best seats in the house!

We look forward to welcoming you on board the next time you visit!

Warm regards,
Rhonda Daye
BC Ferries
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“Old Ferries”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Expensive, Long Lineups and not appreciate being force to pay separate price for everyone in the car plus cost of car. Family of 5 costs over $200 for a trip to Vancouver Island.

Visited November 2012
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BCFCustomerCare, Manager at BC Ferries, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear Valued Customer,

I’m sorry to hear that you have been left with this impression of our company.

Our fares are broken out by type (adult, child, infant, vehicle, motorcycle, etc.) where individual fare is paid for travel, common within the transportation industry. Our adult fare is $14.85 and standard vehicle (up to 20 feet in length) fare is $49.25. Reservations are an available option to assist with avoiding line-ups during busy times and can be made 24/7 at www.bcferries.com or by calling 1-888-223-3779.

Kind regards,
Rhonda Daye
BC Ferries
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The ferry rides are good and comfortable. The route to any of the places around Vancouver is very scenic. They have food and cafeteria in most ferries. The best is to rush for the food before the line gets too long. else wait for half the journey and then there is no rush! It is not extremely expensive, just a bit more than what you would pay for. But very nice dining area, lounge and also working desks with plugs where you can plug your computer. No internet, though! If you are sure of making a few trips on the Ferry, get a super saver ferry card that allows you to load some money and get a fantastic discount on your tickets.

Visited May 2012
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BCFCustomerCare, Manager at BC Ferries, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your positive review!

Please know that we do have WiFi available on select routes (Tsawwassen Vancouver - Swartz Bay Victoria, Departure Bay Nanaimo -Horseshoe Bay Vancouver & Langdale Sunshine Coast – Horseshoe Bay Vancouver) and at each of these Terminals, including our Duke Point Terminal in Nanaimo.

We look forward to welcoming you on board the next time you travel with us!

All the best,

Rhonda Daye
BC Ferries
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Victoria, Canada
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“Definitely worth a trip on.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Very professional run ferry service. Well kept, several food outlets, play areas for kids. Beautiful scenery on your way to Vancouver. Sit back and relax.

Visited June 2012
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BCFCustomerCare, Manager at BC Ferries, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your kind words and positive review!

We take pride in our achievements here at BC Ferries and it’s really nice to hear when they are recognized.

We look forward to welcoming you on board the next time you travel with us!

All the best,

Rhonda Daye
BC Ferries
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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“Comfortable and reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

They keep their ships in pretty good shape. Most of them have been updated. I'd like to see better deals for Island dwellers and for those who reserve in advance. Their food is mediocre, at best!

Visited February 2012
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