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“Great for visitors” 3 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
Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great for visitors”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

As a resident of Vancouver Island, I am only of those who complain about the cost of travel. But, when sitting next to a visitor, I am reminded of the beauty of the trip. It is the best way to get from the Mainland to Vancouver Island, or any of the Gulf Islands. The scenery is wonderful, and you can sometimes see whales passing by, or eagles flying overhead. Seats are fairly comfortable, food tolerable, on-board shopping is kitchy and touristy.

Visited March 2013
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our service. The scenery of the beautiful West Coast is quite spectacular especially viewing it from the ferry.

Our fares are regulated through the BC Ferry Commissioner, who works directly with the Provincial Government to regulate service levels and fares. We appreciate the comments you have left with us as we look at every opportunity we can to improve.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on board again soon.

Kind regards,
Megan – Customer Care
BC Ferries
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Victoria, Canada
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“no choice travel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you want to get around the coast of Vancouver Island, the ferries are the way to go. For locals, they are unaffordable, especially if you want to drive your vehicle on. The website is easily navigable and the routes are beautiful, as they cruise through world renown boating areas. They get an 'average' rating only because of the cost.

Visited July 2013
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our service. It is so nice to hear you are happy with our website!

Our fares are regulated through the BC Ferry Commissioner, who works directly with the Provincial Government to regulate service levels and fares. We appreciate the comments you have left us with as we look at every opportunity we can to improve.

Kind regards,
Megan – Customer Care
BC Ferries
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Prince George, Canada
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“What an amazing holiday!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Thank you BC Ferries vacations! We took our honeymoon with BC Ferries vacations and did the beautiful amazingcoastal tour. BC ferries made it very easy and took care of all the arrangements to perfection. We can't say enough great things about it. We really felt like we treated with first class care and attention. The ferry travel vouchers were easy to use and we had no problems. The food on the ferry was very good and we ate the breakfast twice on two different sailings. The ships are very clean and i found the employees to be very professional, helpful, polite, and curteous. I highly recommend people to travel and take vacations this way. I do suggest that you get to the terminal early as we missed one of the sailings because it was full. That was our fault and not theirs. Thank you again BC Ferries for making our honeymoon so wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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“Great ride from Victoria to Vancouver (or vice versa)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a first-class ferry....great big boats. The trip through the islands was marvelous. It was like taking a cruise with your car stowed downstairs. The ship has plenty of indoor seating which is comfortable. We sat outdoors, however, in the sun, enjoying the views. There was also a "coastal naturalist" (Holly) who gave an interesting presentation.

Visited July 2013
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our service.

It is so nice to sit on the outer deck of the vessels and watch the Coastal Naturalists on board do their 20 minute presentations about our ocean marine life, and nautical and cultural history.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on board again soon!

Kind regards,
Megan – Customer Care
BC Ferries
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Great way to travel to Victoria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We travelled on the ferry to get from Vancouver to Victoria and had a lovely journey.
The ferry was clean, fast and efficient and the ferry travels through some stunning scenery.
We combined this with a seaplane ride back to Vancouver, also a great experience.

Visited July 2013
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review.

It is so nice to hear what a great time you had while traveling! We are looking forward to welcoming you on board again soon.

Kind regards,
Megan – Customer Care
BC Ferries
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