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everything you need to know (and a Victoria itinerary)

Having visited Vancouver Island and extra particularly Victoria many occasions we undoubtedly have some good recommendation for planning a trip to Victoria BC. With 4 totally different choices for getting there, the Victoria Clipper is our prime decide. Right here’s everything you need to know about taking the Victoria Clipper, including customs info, Victoria Clipper tickets, and an itinerary for a great weekend up on the island.

Word:  Clipper Holidays did sponsor our journey to visit the Royal BC Museum to expertise the rotating exhibit, Maya: the good jaguar rises, but we’ve written this information to taking the Victoria Clipper on our own. We’re an affiliate of the Clipper, so if you do choose to ebook, we might obtain a commission (for free of charge to you).

Taking the Victoria Clipper is the easiest way to get to Vancouver Island from Seattle. Victoria Clipper tickets, itinerary, and hotel recommendations all in one place.

Taking the Victoria Clipper from Seattle

As we stated, taking the Victoria Clipper is the simplest means to get to Vancouver Island from Seattle. The experience on the Clipper is about 2 hours and 45 minutes, give or take a few due to climate or stopping for whales. The seas on Puget Sound and the Salish Sea are sometimes pretty calm and from downtown Seattle to Victoria’s Internal Harbour, there are many sights to see.

While it’s true that some individuals are extra vulnerable to motion illness than others, normally the boat’s movement once you’re underway isn’t dangerous in any respect. The Victoria Clipper is a catamaran and actually could be very steady and secure in the open water. Having stated that, the Clipper crew does present meclizine, an anti-nausea medicine / motion illness oral pill, that is quite useful. Due to our sailing time, we have been in the dock when a Washington State Ferry came in so the wake had us rocking a bit earlier than we departed.

Additionally essential to observe: THERE IS NO WIFI ON THE VICTORIA CLIPPER as soon as you’ve set sail. If you have been planning on utilizing WiFi aboard the Victoria Clipper, you’ll be out of luck. If you travel with your personal scorching spot, you should have a robust enough signal for a majority of the sailing to have the ability to utilizing your personal system for WiFi, but the ship’s WiFi turns off as soon as it leaves port.

Sailing on the Victoria Clipper with youngsters

There’s no cause to not deliver the youngsters on the Victoria Clipper. There are a variety of areas on the boat so if youngsters get antsy, they will move around very freely. We advocate bringing a choice of easy-to-transport video games or a pill to hold the youngsters’ attention on the journey. While it’s a a lot simpler and more enjoyable trip than flying someplace, being on a boat with youngsters might be a bit obnoxious after the first half hour. Simply be prepared as a courtesy to different passengers and to make your personal sailing better.

Dining on board the Victoria Clipper

On board, there’s wait service or a walk-up cafe/bar counter. You’ll find regionally sourced snack platters, pastries, cookies and extra. There’s additionally a extensive choice of adult drinks to make the journey a bit extra fulfilling.

Observe: we’re Bloody Mary aficionados and tried the Clipper Bloody Mary on the best way to and from Victoria and it was prime notch both occasions, and from totally different bartenders. I feel they know their stuff.

Also one thing to observe, there are Obligation Free providers onboard the Victoria Clipper. If you are a type of travelers that loves to get their obligation free goods (tax free treats like Toblerone or vodka) you can do this onboard the Clipper.

Parking for the Clipper

While our prime suggestion is to not have to fear about a automotive at all, Clipper Vacations has organized a discounted overnight parking fee with the Bell Road Pier Garage. Situated at Elliott and Wall, it’s about a block away from Pier 69, the Victoria Clipper terminal. The day by day fee with Victoria Clipper validation is $10 USD (as of July 2019). *YOU MUST GET YOUR PARKING TICKET VALIDATED!

There isn’t any straightforward road parking for overnight Clipper journey, so the Bell Road Pier Garage actually is the best choice.