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Clipper Vacations

1,765 reviews
Seattle, WA, USA
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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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62 reviews
Experience beautiful and renowned Butchart Gardens, plus the quaint city of Victoria, British Columbia, on this all-day tour from Seattle. Enjoy a relaxing, scenic ferry ride through picturesque Puget Sound (watch for whales) en route to Victoria, one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Explore the seemingly endless array of floral displays at Butchart Gardens, then visit some of Victoria’s best places. This tour includes all transportation and admission to Butchart Gardens.
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$207.00 per adult
10 reviews
Sit back and relax on the high-speed Victoria Clipper ferry that travels from Victoria to Seattle. Leaving from Inner Harbor, the comfortable boat ride takes less than three hours, traveling through Puget Sound to Pier 69 in Seattle's waterfront district. The on-board amenities include duty-free shopping, as well as in-seat food and beverage service (at your own expense).
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$104.00 per adult
20 reviews
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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$104.00 per adult
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Clipper vacations provides one of the best options for Whale watching from Seattle. The Ferry leaves at 8:15 AM from Downtown Seattle and gets you back by 8:00 PM. The Ferry takes you to Friday Harbor and back. The Ferry was clean and well maintained...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for coming aboard! I'll be sure to pass your kind words about the service you received along to our team. Please come join us again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

In early May, 4 of us took the Clipper from Seattle to Victoria for a 2-day weekend. We enjoyed a stopover at the Buchart Gardens and a stay at the Best Western, arranged through Clipper Vacations. Everyone was very helpful, and things went smoothly. I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your trip! The Butchart Gardens are a must-visit spot on a trip to Victoria, glad you were able to experience them firsthand. Thanks for coming aboard!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Victoria Clipper ferry ride connects Victoria on Vancouver Island with Seattle in United States. The passenger ferry to Seattle takes about 3 hours, traveling direct between Belleville Terminal in downtown Victoria, BC's Inner Harbor and Pier 69 in downtown Seattle. Passport control is handled...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your travels with us, Susie! I'll be sure to pass your kind words about the service you received along to our team. Hope you can come aboard again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to like this, but spending 9+ hours traveling to see 2 whales for 15 minutes is hardly a worthwhile use of your time in Seattle. Obviously it's not the fault of the company the number of whales you see, but the extreme amount...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jacob, I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the trip. It's quite a lot of distance to cover, which does ultimately mean a fairly long day on the water. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic experience on the Clipper from Victoria Inner Harbour to Seattle Waterfront pier, returning three days later. We upgraded to the comfort class which was a great choice. Located on the top deck with floor to ceiling windows, perfect view from the front of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

That's so wonderful to hear! Glad it was a smooth ride for you all. Thanks for coming aboard, and I hope you can join us again sometime soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad booked this!! Not cheap but a really relaxing way to travel and visit Buchard gardens. In clipper don’t waste money on comfort class. Upstairs had really comfy seats and good views. Saw couple if Orca pods on route. Bring own food. Staff were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for traveling with us, Helen! And what a treat to spot some marine wildlife along the way. We'd love to have you come aboard again sometime soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this trip on a cold wet day. We expected to regret being on the open water for 5 1.2 hours in a single day. Were we wrong. The boarding was efficient (get their early because it was surprisingly full for such bad weather...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your travels with us, Steven! I'll be sure to pass your kind words along to our onboard staff. I do hope you can join us again sometime soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the captain can't control if you see whales, he does control if you slow down and hang out with a bunch! It was breathtaking and I was so greatful for the time to hang with them. Snacks and service were good enough and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a treat to spot some of our beloved local marine wildlife! Thanks for coming aboard, and I hope you can join us for another adventure sometime soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buying the tickets online was easy. Getting on and off the ferry was smooth. Good seats. Loved the views. Got some good pictures. Definitely worth the trip.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 45DeL
David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased to hear that! Thanks for traveling with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very comfortable cruise to beautiful Victoria British Columbia over the holiday weekend aboard the Victoria Clipper. Loved the no-driving holiday!

Date of experience: November 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, so happy to hear that! Thanks for coming aboard.

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George M
May 15, 2019|
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Response from ClipperVacations | Property representative |
Hi George, Please give us a call as soon as you can. We're available 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm at 800-888-2535. Thank you.
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Amy C
April 20, 2019|
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Hi Amy It'll depend on the sunset time when you sail. Seattle sunset time 1st August is 841pm, and Seattle sunset time 31st August is 751pm. The first half of the journey is at sea anyway, so whilst you may get a gorgeous... More
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karenwindslove0417
September 3, 2018|
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Hi Karen! We do have a "Sea & Sky" package available for a Seattle to Victoria getaway, where you can take a seaplane in one direction and cruise on the Victoria Clipper V in the other.(And a whale watching excursion in... More
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