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Clipper Vacations

1,763 reviews
Seattle, WA, USA
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 July 8, 2008

We took the San Juan/Whale Watching trip on the Victoria Clipper. We were somewhat hesitant to take this trip since it would eat up an entire day of our only 3-day stay in Seattle, but we were not disappointed at all! We sat on the...More

2  Thank armywife93
Reviewed June 30, 2008

I suppose there are a lot of folks who know about this already, since when I arrived at the terminal 45 minutes before our departure time, not only was it already packed with people, but the majority of those on my boat had already gotten...More

6  Thank wrae_lo
Reviewed June 26, 2008

We boarded the boat in Seattle at 7.45. Breakfast was available on the boat. Free refills on tea and coffee and they even provided seasickness pills for a minimal charge. Impressive! The staff were constantly cleaning, wiping windows to give better visablity. It was an...More

6  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed May 18, 2008

Planned a trip to Seattle in May 2008, and made all of the reservations in January. Saw an advertisement for the Clipper trip to Friday Harbor, with an orca-watching extension and booked that for Friday, May 16. Clipper charged my credit card in February. On...More

22  Thank Linda_Albany
Reviewed March 23, 2008

My wife and I booked an overnight stay in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from Seattle. Boarding went smoothing and the staff all seemed capable and pleasant. It included continental breakfast which was served in a basket. Nothing to get overly excited about, but you figure...More

6  Thank Studio69
Reviewed November 30, 2007

We took a trip to Victoria in August aboard the Victoria Clipper. It was a pricey trip, but not a bad experience. Nice to experience the history and culture of Victoria. The Clipper is nice, though food on the boat is pricey ($6-7 for cold...More

3  Thank jtcho78
Reviewed September 22, 2007

We spent 4 days (in August) in Seattle and booked 2 Clipper day trips - one for Whale Watching and one for Victoria. On Friday morning, we arrived at the terminal (long, slow moving line) over an hour before we were to depart and were...More

14  Thank TravelingE-MN
Reviewed September 17, 2007

My boyfriend and I booked an overnight package to Victoria from Seattle on the Victoria Clipper. While we had a good time in Victoria, everything associated with the Clipper was anything but fun. Seattle-Victoria On Saturday we arrived at the terminal at 6:30am for our...More

27  Thank Weetzie
Reviewed August 20, 2007

I reserved a ticket for late June to San Juan Island. They sold tickets for these days, then decided they wanted to change their schedule to start the 28th instead of 26th. They said they e-mailed me and tried to call, both possible. I had...More

12  Thank j x
Reviewed August 12, 2007

My parents were visiting and we made a reservation for the one day whale watching trip to Friday Harbor on a Thursday. After getting up at 4 am to get there for the 6:45 check-in, we learned that the trip was canceled because of mechanical...More

11  Thank harbor_traveler07
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George M
May 15, 2019|
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Response from David G | 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.
Amy C
April 20, 2019|
Response from davidgD5846IV | Reviewed this property |
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
September 3, 2018|
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Response from David G | Property representative |
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