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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I wanted to visit Victoria, BC, at the beginning of a one week trip to the Seattle area. After looking at different hotels and tours, and knowing we wanted to travel on the Victoria Clipper, we saw the website for Clipper Vacations...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bob M
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us, Bob! Glad that your booking process went smoothly, and that you enjoyed your time in Comfort Class. Come back and join us anytime!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our trip to Friday Harbor on the Clipper. The time to get there went fast as we were on the lookout for dolphins, eagles, other shore birds. The return home trip was faster.

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

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip up to San Juan Island with us, Liz! Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience, and I hope you can join us for another adventure sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip from Seattle to Victoria, BC was very nice. The boat barely felt like it was moving, was quiet and the seats were very comfortable. The only thing we didn't like is the boarding process where they allowed families to board first and take...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank landtraveler1
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear you had a smooth ride with us! Thank you for the feedback regarding the boarding process, we will take this into further consideration going forward. Come back and join us sometime soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Victoria as a family and using Victoria Clipper. We have a 7 year old. First I would highly recommend taking the Clipper. It was fun for all ages. Tickets: Which ticket level? 3 types of tickets - Comfort, Vista...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thorough account of your experience aboard the Clipper. I hope you're able to join us on another excursion sometime soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great way to get from Seattle to Victoria. Very comfortable ride and whilst a little grey and overcast we had a lovely few hours trip. The catering on board is quite basic, but it does the job and it's definitely worth paying the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank maxbL708UJ
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us, Max! So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your travels with us. Come back and join us anytime!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the reasons we chose Seattle was to go on a whale watching trip and a stop at Friday Harbor, something I did 25 years ago...it was the highlight of our trip. We stayed at a hotel close to the harbor so we would...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MLSWashington_DC
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting family in Seattle we wanted to check out Victoria BC. My research led me to the Victoria Clipper as a means of getting g to and from Victoria Inner Harbor. I decided to follow them on Facebook and also started receiving some promotional...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cadmaam
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's so wonderful to hear! Glad you enjoyed your travels with us. I hope you can come aboard again sometime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess when you're the only show in town you don't have to try as hard. After upgrading our seats on our trip to Victoria from Seattle we decided to call ahead to upgrade on the round trip. Our boarding number went from 3 to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Skuppy
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I appreciate your bringing this oversight to our attention, and I'd like to offer our sincere and honest apologies for this experience. We are internally working on fixing this issue within our ticketing system, but if we have the opportunity to host you again sometime,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the worst activity I have done here. A 12 hour round trip on a boat to watch whales during one hour. Doesn’t worth the time and money. It is more a cruise ship than a whale watching experience.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 581j_r_mev
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear that the trip did not meet your expectations. We cover quite a distance getting from downtown Seattle out to the San Juans, where the odds are better that our guests will see marine wildlife, and that does take a considerable amount...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just offering kudos to Clipper Vacations... just came back from my third trip out to the great PNW that I've booked through Clipper. Their staff is always incredibly courteous, and always come through when I've got complicated trip itineraries to work through. They always set...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank brewrules821
ClipperVacations, CEO at Clipper Vacations, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I can't tell you how happy we are to hear that you've chosen to come out to Seattle and join us on a trip year after year! Thank you for taking the time to share about your travel experience with us. We look forward to...More

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naterbug1
13 October 2019|
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Response from ClipperVacations | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we offer parking validation at the nearby Bell Street Pier garage (less than a 5 minute walk from our terminal) that brings the cost down to $10 per calendar day. Just speak to an agent at check-in or an... More
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VncrCanada
8 October 2019|
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Response from ClipperVacations | Property representative |
Hi Margaret! To answer your questions: - No, we do not have a Nexus lane in the Customs area. When crossing the U.S./Canadian border by land or sea you can use a Passport, Passport Card, Enhanced Driver's License, or... More
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peterjnyc
4 September 2019|
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Response from ClipperVacations | Property representative |
Hi Peter! While Comfort Class passengers are certainly not asked to disembark last, this seating section is on the upper deck at the very front of the ship – which is what allows for its completely unobstructed panoramic... More
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