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Black Ball Ferry Line

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Address: 101 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362-2912
Phone Number: (360) 457-4491
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travel on this ship a couple of times a year. very basic food selection & comfort but always quick efficient staff are always top notch loading and unloading are done quickly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

travel on this ship a couple of times a year. very basic food selection & comfort but always quick efficient staff are always top notch loading and unloading are done quickly & efficiently washrooms are clean

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sorrento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were travelling Easter weekend and the bookings were mostly full. We were travelling without much of an agenda so it was almost last minute and we were lucky to get a spot. The crossing was lovely as it leaves from the Inner Harbour in Victoria and then across the strait to Port Angeles.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While planning our trip itinerary from Seattle, WA to Victoria, BC, I forgot to book a ferry reservation until about two weeks before we left. By then, the 12:45 pm ferry (the one we preferred) was booked, so we booked the 5:20 pm, but planned to try first come first serve for the 12:45 pm. We barely made it on... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and walked onto the 12:45 Sunday to Victoria. For $78 round-trip, we spent the day in Victoria. Boat was clean and in good shape. Crew was friendly and boarding was hassle free. Definitely worth it. It is a gorgeous ride over and back.

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Banff, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We used ferry to go from Port Angels, Wa to Victoria, Canada. I would highly recommend making reservation to get in as there is ferry at 12: 50 and next in 5 hrs.... We used stay by and were just lucky. Small ferry but powerful and efficient to cross the ocean. Great service. Cafeteria small shop are there. Ride was... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the life of me, I can't understand why anyone would give the M. V. Coho ferry less than an excellent rating. I have ridden this ferry at least twenty five times and have always been very satisfied with the experience. The ferry is always clean, well maintained and always on time. There were a couple of times when the... More 

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Mountain Home, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very organized staff. Suggest those not use to the rocking/rolling of a ferry take something before their trip to Victoria B.C. as it was a little rough. Dress warm if you plan on being outside on the decks. Inside very comfortable.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a last minute idea, we went on the ferry to Victoria, BC for the day. Very enjoyable ride over and back. We took a bus tour of the city and walked around near the docks and the nearby area. Quick trip, not enough time, but an enjoyable day. Couldn't have been done with out the ferry.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the on-board galley was closed. that makes it hard to eat when you had planned to buy lunch. Very reasonable price for ferry travel.

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Sonora, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Isn't that what you want with a ferry? Of course it is! And the vehicle didn't get scratched (somehow; I was amazed at how they squeezed us in like veritable sardines).

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