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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 October 22, 2018 via mobile

We boarded the Clipper Ferry in Seattle for a trip to Victoria. What a great experience! We did go the extra for Comfort Class and it was worth it. Ferry itself is a catamaran that travels at 40 knots...so it is fast, quiet and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Happy to hear that, John! I hope you enjoyed your time in Victoria, and that you're able to come aboard again soon.

Reviewed October 20, 2018

We booked a weekend package with Clipper Vacations and were thrilled with the result. Nice ferry ride (bring your own snacks to save $), good transportation upon arrival, nice hotel (Huntingdon Manor, literally across the street from the ferry terminal), and friendly staff. Hard to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Glad to hear that everything went smoothly on your travels! The Huntingdon Manor is such a lovely place to stay, so pleased that you thought so as well. Come back and join again us any time!

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to experience both forms of transportation on a trip to Victoria for two days....Kenmore Seaplane and Victoria Clipper. It was a great trip specifically on the Clipper ... easy to board in Victoria, easy customs to traverse through, plenty of seating locations, comfortable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

That sounds like a fantastic trip, John! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your travels with us. Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience, and I hope you're able to come aboard again soon!

Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Clipper is the only whale watching excursion leaving from the Seattle pier. It's a full day excursion to the San Juan islands & back with a stop at Friday Harbor. The boat has two passenger levels & an open top deck. Try to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip! Thank you for joining us. I hope you're able to come aboard again soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Best way to get to Victoria from Seattle, sit back and enjoy the sights of the Sound, convenient and comfortable accommodation on board the ship.

Date of experience: September 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Glad to hear that! Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had a great ride out to VIC, BC. It was a relatively calm day and we sat upfront so we didn't get too motion sick- though they did provide medication and sick bags if needed. The journey was quick and drops you off right...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the smooth ride into Victoria's Inner Harbour! If you travel with us again in the future (which I hope will be the case!) our boarding order is actually determined by when you book your tickets. Also, if you opt...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

I had greatly looked forward to seeing the Orca and having a boat depart from Seattle was amazing. The boat was being serviced and they promised it would be running by 9/21. The morning of 9/24, they texted me at 7 am and said it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

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

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I travelled on the clipper to Victoria yesterday, where we currently are celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary. Being natives of the Northwest, and supporters of our Seattle Seahawks, 12 years and being a “12” is significant for us. We booked comfort class...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thanks for coming aboard! We're honored that you chose to celebrate such a meaningful milestone with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience onboard, I appreciate the feedback and I'll pass this along to our Operations team. Hope...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

Comfortable cruise with seats that will let you relax with comfort. The 3 hour cruise allowed us to relax and nap before our day of adventure. We spotted two pods of Orcas but most of my photos are of the back of people’s heads. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Hope you're able to come aboard again soon!

Reviewed September 12, 2018

We used the Victoria Clipper Vacations website to book our 3 day stay in Victoria. The trip on the Clipper V over to Victoria and back was very smooth and comfortable, with helpful and friendly staff. We upgraded to the comfort class which provided upstairs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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David G, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

That sounds like a great trip! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience, and I hope you can come aboard again soon!

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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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