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Blaine to Victoria to Seattle with vehicle

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Blaine to Victoria to Seattle with vehicle

We are traveling towards the end of October from Blaine to Victoria and back to Seattle. We will have a rental car so will need each ferry to accommodate that. The trip from Victoria to Seattle or thereabouts, would need to get us to the Sea-tac by 8pm to allow for rental return check in, etc. With the car and watching the wallet, flights to Victoria would not be an option for us

Any advice on this specifically, or general things to see in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, would be much appreciated!

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1. Re: Blaine to Victoria to Seattle with vehicle

Let's start you with an overview and others can fill in and provide links.

From Blaine, you can cross the border to Tsawwassen and take the BC Ferries boat to Victoria. It's hourly, every two hours in off-season. But you have the border lineup, often 40+ minutes. Or, in season, the Anacortes-Sidney ferry, which runs much less often but is less hassle re border stuff.

Going back, the two options above plus the Coho ferry to Port Angeles and a drive down to Sea-Tac without having to go through Seattle. It too doesn't run all that often, and they need you to be there 90 minutes ahead for paperwork etc.

Check those out, and see if the timing works for you.

For things to see and do, I suggest just browsing this forum, or looking in the Things To Do for each city here on TA. The forum is more useful if you have specific problems you want help with, such as constraints on what you can do or a desire to see a particular kind of thing.

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2. Re: Blaine to Victoria to Seattle with vehicle

Also, check with your rental car agency about taking the car across the border.

3. Re: Blaine to Victoria to Seattle with vehicle

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