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“Beautiful trip” 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 young children, Activities for older children
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Beautiful trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The natural beauty of this 1hr45min crossing winding through multiple islands and sometimes seeing whales is unmistakeable.
However its quite expensive, fares and food. Mostly modern ships with good seating inside and out.
Vancouver island is worth seeing with possibly going from vancouver to Sidney one way then return to vancouver from Nanaimo to horseshoe bay in north vancouver.
Gives you a 2hr drive from Victoria to Nanaimo allowing you to see the beauty of Vancouver island. Stay one night in Victoria spend the next day driving to Nanaimo stopping along the way.
Return to Vancouver on an evening sailing to Horseshoe Bay Vancouver.

Visited September 2013
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you very much for your review of our services. I am glad to hear that you had nice trip to Vancouver Islands. We are definitely very fortunate to operate in such scenic and wildlife rich environment.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon!

Kind regards,
Amy – Customer Care
BC Ferries
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“Well Run”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have traveled several times on the ferry (Victoria to Vancouver, both directions). It is so well run and a pleasant trip. The time seems to fly by. Food is available. There is a separate pet area. We saw several dogs all happy and with their people. They leave on time.

Visited August 2013
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you very much for your kind review of our services. I am pleased to hear that you had a positive experience while traveling with us. On-time performance is very important to us here at BC Ferries, so I am glad to hear that you found this!

We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon!

Kind regards,
Amy – Customer Care
BC Ferries
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“What a great way to travel from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Smooth and easy - that's the easiest way to describe the BC Ferry from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC on the Pacific Line bus. Fantastic views from all decks of the spectacular passage across the waterway.

Visited September 2013
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding our services. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful views that the West Coast has to offer! We are very fortunate to operate in such stunning waters!

We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon!

Kind regards,
Amy – Customer Care
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Buffalo, New York
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“BC Ferries Coast Discovery Circle Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This trip was taken to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary, so it had to be special. We found that our representative, Melissa Piollé-Perera, was very informed, helpful and eager to help us in every way. We found that our driving tour through Campbell River, Port Hardy, Bella Coola, Williams Lake and Whistler allowed us to travel through some of the most breath-taking remote areas of BC. The itinerary allowed us just enough time in each place, and the hotels we were booked into were great, with continental breakfast included in all the Coast Hotels. We had a wonderful time, and would commend this vacation package to those who don't mind driving and who love seeing some great scenery !

Visited August 2013
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“Long ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We took a bus tour which had to take the BC ferry to get to Victoria. The ferry was huge, lots of seating, arcade for kids, place to charge phones & laptops, and had a big cafeteria. Food was okay no refills on drinks. The sail was good and got to our destination for a lot cheaper price even though it was a long ride back and fort.

Visited September 2013
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Care Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our services. I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy some of the amenities which we have available on board, during your crossing.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon!

Kind regards,
Amy – Customer Care
BC Ferries
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