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About Clipper Vacations
We are your Pacific Northwest travel experts and operators of high-speed ferries that connect Seattle to Victoria, BC and the San Juan Islands. Kick off a trip to Victoria, BC with a smooth and comfortable ride on the Victoria Clipper V ferry. From our terminal, explore beautiful, walk-able Victoria, BC and attractions like the world-famous The Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum, the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Hotel and attraction packages are available at competitive rates with our best price guarantee. We also offer the only Whale Watching tour departing directly from Seattle and the easiest most direct way to reach the San Juan Islands on the San Juan Clipper ferry.
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Victoria to Seattle High Speed Passenger Ferry ONE-WAY
Travel from Victoria to Seattle on a convenient high-speed ferry that enables you to skip the hassle of renting a car or navigating traffic between the two cities. The less than 3-hour ferry ride provides views of Puget Sound, making the journey as enjoyable as the destination. Plus, you can relax along the way and arrive in Seattle ready to explore.
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3 hours
from $103.50
High Speed Passenger Ferry Between Seattle, WA & Victoria,BC ONE-WAY
The Victoria Clipper runs a high-speed boat trip between Seattle and the charming English-influenced city of Victoria, Canada. This one-way trip whisks you from downtown Seattle to the inner harbor of Victoria. The scenic three-hour cruise offers amenities like duty-free shopping, in-seat food and beverage service, and views of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Once in Victoria, enjoy shopping, dining, and museums, all within easy reach of the dock.   
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3 hours
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Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival Tour from Seattle
This holiday, go to the Bavarian-styled village of Leavenworth, nestled in the Cascade Mountain area on this tour that sets off from Seattle and includes round-trip transport. Once you arrive in Leavenworth, get free time to explore the shops, and eat some traditional German food if you wish (own expense). Then, as the night approaches, watch as Santa lights up more than half-a-million holiday lights during the village's lighting ceremony.
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13 hours
from $79.27
Day Trip from Seattle to Victoria on the Victoria Clipper
See Victoria, British Columbia on a full-day trip from Seattle aboard the Victoria Clipper, a passenger-only ferry that follows a scenic route through the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. In taking to water, you avoid the long drive to Canada and have time to explore Victoria’s historic downtown, harbor, and gardens before the return trip to Seattle, traveling on a boat with comfortable seats, a cafe, and duty-free shops.
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12 hours
from $121.00
San Juan Island Whale Watching & Friday Harbor Day Trip from Seattle
Hop on a whale-watching excursion from downtown Seattle and explores the San Juan Islands. Ideal for people who are staying in downtown Seattle, the convenient departure point means you don’t have to deal with traffic en route to the port. Once onboard, a naturalist shares details about the surrounding marine life—it’s common to spot humpback whales, Dall’s porpoise, seals, otters, and bald eagles.
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12 hours
from $105.42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BAIT & SWITCH!! They cost me $250 U.S dollars!!! This is in regards to the train-hotel package from Seattle to Vancouver via Amtrak Cascades and our hotel stay. First, all youre paying for is $250 for SOMEONE ELSE to book reservations, there is no value....More

Date of experience: November 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rob, I'm troubled to learn that the Amtrak trip package did not meet your expectations. I spoke with our Reservations Department supervisor who was able to pull up your booking, and it looks like it was $224 per night at the hotel you selected....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check in is straight forward, Vista Class was very comfortable! It is the best way to travel from Victoria to Seattle in my opinion! If I was to complain about anything it would be the food choices on board...not a lot and not very good.

Date of experience: November 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your travels with us! I appreciate the feedback on our food selection, this will be taken into further consideration going forward. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the overnight stay in Victoria with High tea at the Empress. Things to be aware of: The Ferry holds 540 passengers - if you are unlucky you will end up somewhere in the middle of the boat with no view. We went at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peg, thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. The information about tip not being included of the initial price paid is explicitly noted in the voucher that you're sent after booking, however based on your comments we also added...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I were doing a road trip from San Francisco to Vancouver and we just wanted to hire one car and drop it at Vancouver airport, but you can't do that because Canada is another country from the rental country. So, we had...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your travels with us, Michael! I hope we have the opportunity to host you aboard the Clipper again sometime to experience Vista or Comfort Class seating. We'd love to have you join us! Thanks for taking the time to let...More

Reviewed October 15, 2019

My wife and I wanted to visit Victoria, BC, at the beginning of a one week trip to the Seattle area. After looking at different hotels and tours, and knowing we wanted to travel on the Victoria Clipper, we saw the website for Clipper Vacations...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bob M
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

Thank you for joining us, Bob! Glad that your booking process went smoothly, and that you enjoyed your time in Comfort Class. Come back and join us anytime!

Reviewed October 10, 2019

Enjoyed our trip to Friday Harbor on the Clipper. The time to get there went fast as we were on the lookout for dolphins, eagles, other shore birds. The return home trip was faster.

Date of experience: September 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip up to San Juan Island with us, Liz! Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience, and I hope you can join us for another adventure sometime.

Reviewed October 3, 2019

The trip from Seattle to Victoria, BC was very nice. The boat barely felt like it was moving, was quiet and the seats were very comfortable. The only thing we didn't like is the boarding process where they allowed families to board first and take...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019

Happy to hear you had a smooth ride with us! Thank you for the feedback regarding the boarding process, we will take this into further consideration going forward. Come back and join us sometime soon!

Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

This was our first trip to Victoria as a family and using Victoria Clipper. We have a 7 year old. First I would highly recommend taking the Clipper. It was fun for all ages. Tickets: Which ticket level? 3 types of tickets - Comfort, Vista...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thorough account of your experience aboard the Clipper. I hope you're able to join us on another excursion sometime soon!

Reviewed September 26, 2019

What a great way to get from Seattle to Victoria. Very comfortable ride and whilst a little grey and overcast we had a lovely few hours trip. The catering on board is quite basic, but it does the job and it's definitely worth paying the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019

Thank you for joining us, Max! So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your travels with us. Come back and join us anytime!

Reviewed September 25, 2019

One of the reasons we chose Seattle was to go on a whale watching trip and a stop at Friday Harbor, something I did 25 years ago...it was the highlight of our trip. We stayed at a hotel close to the harbor so we would...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019

Hi there, I'd like to offer our sincere and honest apologies for this experience. An unforeseen issue arose with our ship, and as the safety of our passengers is always our top priority we did need to make the difficult decision to cancel the outing...More

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Jeff N
November 1, 2019|
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I don't think so. It is still considered a weapon. Best to call the clipper. Maybe put in your luggage.
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naterbug1
October 13, 2019|
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Response from ClipperVacations | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we offer parking validation at the nearby Bell Street Pier garage (less than a 5 minute walk from our terminal) that brings the cost down to $10 per calendar day. Just speak to an agent at check-in or an... More
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VncrCanada
October 7, 2019|
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Response from ClipperVacations | Property representative |
Hi Margaret! To answer your questions: - No, we do not have a Nexus lane in the Customs area. When crossing the U.S./Canadian border by land or sea you can use a Passport, Passport Card, Enhanced Driver's License, or... More
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