We (4 adults) are flying into Victoria airport on Thursday July 26th about noon. We are spending one night in Victoria and then will travel to Vancouver to depart on an Alaskan cruise. We will need to be at the Ballantyne pier by 3 pm on Friday.
We are going to rent a car at the Vicoria airport and sight see. Our plan on Friday is to drop 3 people and the luggage off at Swartz Bay. Then have one person return the rental car to the airport and take a taxi to Swartz Bay to catch the ferry with the other 3. When we arrive at Tsawwassen, we plan to take a taxi to the Ballantyne pier for the cruise. We will have a fair amount of luggage with us, so I don't think that buses are a good option. We plan on catching the noon ferry at Swartz Bay.
I have several questions. First of all, is this a workable plan?
Is there a better way to do this?
Will we have any trouble getting a taxi at either the airport or at Tsawwassen?
Will the noon ferry give us enough time to be at the Ballantyne pier by 3 pm?
Thanks for your help.