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Black Ball Ferry Line

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Address: 430 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
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+1 250-386-2202
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Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry...

Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry linking Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island with Port Angeles, WA on the scenic Olympic Peninsula. During the 90 minute crossing, enjoy the ship's many amenities including the cafeteria, gift shop, duty free store, comfortable interior lounges, solarium and pet-friendly areas. Year round daily service is provided. Save big by booking a ferry and hotel stay with our exclusive package deals! In addition to our great prices at the region's favorite hotels, we'll pay your reservation fee for a guaranteed space on your desired sailing time when you book a package. Our Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you on board the ship!

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fast efficient service

Took the ferry back to Port Angeles from Victoria. Fast, much easier to do customs at the ferry than to sit in traffic between vancouver and Washington. Easy drive from Port... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 28, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Took the ferry back to Port Angeles from Victoria. Fast, much easier to do customs at the ferry than to sit in traffic between vancouver and Washington. Easy drive from Port Angeles to Seatac aiirport.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We took the ferry to return to US after arriving at Swartz bay from Vancouver in a loop. It went smoothly and only booking was efficient.

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Joliet, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

First time voyage to and from Victoria Island. Very nice and spacious transportation. Enjoyed the view from inside and out. The crew and staff provided great customer service.

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Parksville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Fabulous savings when you book your accommodations at the time of your trip. Whale watching was an added bonus. A pod of orcas passed the ship within good view.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

The ferry is older in comparison to BC Ferries, which we took the following day. Don't expect much in the way of food on board. Service is fine and that is what matters most.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Took our car back from Victoria to Pt. Angeles. Easy option and handled well. We were required to leave our vehicle during the passage and we found plenty of comfortable seating with views. Cafe provided several food selections and now adult beverages - beer and wine. The crossing was only 90 minutes so it seemed quick. Plenty of opportunity to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Used the ferry as a walk on. No problems, left on time, comfortable space for the trip. Paid parking areas to leave the car were limited and a little pricey but less exp than the Ferry cost for a car plus the hotel cost for the car. A car was not needed for the two days we spent in Victoria.

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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had reservations for the 12:45 ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria. We stayed in Port Angeles the night before and scheduled the early afternoon ferry so that we would have time to drive to Lake Crescent (in Olympia National Park) for breakfast and still have time to visit and watch the movie at the Olympia NP Visitor's Center. Once... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

A simple utilitarian ferry. Staff really know what they are doing! Waited a very long time to drive off. Don't bother eating on board; the food was like a gas station menu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Good experience on ferry ride to and from Victoria BC. The boat was a little choppy but not too bad. They had good clam chowder as well.

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