BC Ferries Information - Telephone (250) 386-3431 or Message Line: (250) 656-0757 - Extensive ferry system linking the Lower Mainland with Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Hourly sailings in summer months, 7:00 am - 10:00 pm; odd hours in the winter months 7:00 am - 9:00 pm. Telephone (250) 386-3431 or Message Line: (250) 656-0757 - Extensive ferry system linking the Lower Mainland with Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Hourly sailings in summer months, 7:00 am - 10:00 pm; odd hours in the winter months 7:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Ferry traffic from Vancouver arrives at Swartz Bay which is at the opposite end of the peninsula and approximately 30 minutes from town. During peak summer periods, waits can be long for boarding so arrive well in advance. The trip from Seattle is just over 4 hours and from Vancouver, 1 hour and 35 minutes. It can take the better part of a day during the summer getting to the ferry, crossing the strait and arriving at your accommodations in Victoria. You can also park and ride as secure parking is available in Seattle, Vancouver and Port Angeles.
Victoria has an excellent public transit system along with taxi and limousine services. Each sailing from Vancouver also has motor coach service by Pacific Coach Lines available for downtown Vancouver terminal boarding , connections from Vancouver International Airport or for walk on traffic to get into Victoria. Victoria Terminal can be reached at 604-385-4411 and Vancouver at 604-662-8074.
Ferry connections to/from the Gulf Islands are available from the Tsawwassen (Vancouver) terminal as well as Swartz Bay (Sidney/Victoria) terminal. See Map Ferry service also runs from Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver to Nanaimo as well as from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo.
Ferry Services from Washington State:
Express - Telephone Victoria (250) 361-9144 or Port Angeles (360)
452-8088 - Daily passenger service between Port Angeles and Victoria
Inner Harbour during peak season. New San Juan Island Service! Enjoy
a Scenic Cruise to Friday Harbor on the Victoria Express.
State Ferry - Telephone (250) 381-1551 or (250) 656-1531 In Washington
State call (206) 464-6400 or 1-800-84-FERRY. Anacortes, WA to Sidney, BC
(17 miles northeast of Victoria) 1 sailing daily. Minimum of 2 during summer
San Juan Cruises - Telephone 1-800-443-4552 or (360) 738-8099 - Daily
passenger service from Bellingham, Washington to Victoria Inner Harbour.
1 sailing per day May thru September.
Victoria Clipper - Telephone -1-800-888-2535 or (206) 448-5000 or (250) 382-8100 - Jetfoil service Seattle to Victoria and return. Passenger only vessels. The voyage is 2-3 hours depending . Seattle Pier 69 to Victoria Inner Harbour.
The Coho - Port Angeles, WA to Victoria Ferry - Telephone (250) 386-2202 or (206) 457-4491 - daily sailings between Port Angeles and Victoria Harbour.
Island Ferry and Water Taxi Services
Victoria Harbour Ferries - offers harbour tours and transportation service with network of stops around harbour 250-708-0201
Gulf Islands Water Taxi Service - marine wildlife tours and water taxi services in the Southern Gulf Islands 250-537-2510
M.V. Frances Barkley & M.V. Lady Rose from Port Alberni to Bamfield, Ucluelet & Tofino - April to September only 250-723-8313 or April to Sept call Toll Free 1-800-663-7192. Pick up & drop off at various points for canoeists and kayakers.
Nootka Sound Service - The Uchuck 111 provides service in Nootka & Kyuquot Sounds including Gold RIver, Tahsis and Zeballos. Pick up & drop off at various points for canoeists and kayakers.250-283-2325