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ferry ?

st. louis
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ferry ?

Is it correct that there are no car ferries that travel from downtown seattle to victoria? I'm having trouble finding one and thought i'd ask the experts for help. thanks.

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1. Re: ferry ?

they had one but it was probably over 20 yrs ago. Victoria clipper is the only one from Seattle for psgrs only and Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Sydney. On left on before you go read trips to Vanc and Victoria for options.

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2. Re: ferry ?

I prefer to drive up to Tsawassen and take the BC ferries: bigger, faster. And it separates the border crossing from the ferry ride. We spent hours of unexplained delay on the Victoria to Anacortes ferry one time.

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3. Re: ferry ?

There is also the Coho from Port Angeles but getting there is a trip in itself. I usually go to Tsawwassen myself.

If you are just staying in greater Victoria, you don't really need a car. There are buses out to Butchart Gardens, etc. Then the Clipper is much more convenient.

Make sure you have passports for the trip to Canada these days (kids 16 and under can make do with a certified birth certificate).

I came close to riding on the Princess Marguerite car ferry the last year it was in operation in 1999. I wish I would have!

I also have had the fine experience of watching the Anacortes ferry sail away without me on it, then making the trip to Tsawwassen anyway. BTW "Tsawwassen" is pronounced Ta- wassn, as announced on ferry terminal intercoms.

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4. Re: ferry ?

Correct, the only one from downtown Seattle is the passenger-only ferry, Victoria Clipper.

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