[Tweeters] Upadate on Victoria Ferry

Peggy Mundy peggy_busby at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 17 14:13:28 PST 2019


Two other options are:  Victoria Clipper and Kenmore Air.  You could rent a car in Victoria if you need one.I agree with Rick, the BC Ferries are a bit nicer.  Are you wanting to be in Victoria or up-island?  Sorry, I missed your earlier post.  If you want to be up-island, I would recommend the Tsawwassen Ferry.
I didn't realize WSF didn't run to Vancouver Is. in the winter.
Peggy MundyBothell
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, 1:53:12 p.m. PST, Rick Tyler <rhtyler at gmail.com> wrote:

I've taken all three ferries to Vancouver Island (Tsawassen, Anacortes and Port Angeles, plus a couple of bonus trips on Tsawassen-Nanaimo), and there really isn't much to choose between them. If you don't want to cross the border by car, forget Tsawassen. Anacortes is closer, but the ferry makes stops along the way and it takes a while. Port Angeles is farther from Seattle, but the ferry is direct and fast. Flip a coin, they all seem to take about the same amount of time. The BC ferries are generally nicer.
Rick Tyler

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 1:27 PM Jane Hadley <hadleyj1725 at gmail.com> wrote:


Dear Tweetsters - Recently, I posted to Tweeters comparing three ferry routes to Victoria, assuming we would be driving from central Seattle.

I concluded that for a trip in early June, the best route for us would be the Washington State Ferries (WSF)route from Anacortes to Sidney, BC.

However, I have since found out that that is not the case.

It was difficult to get information about the Anacortes-Sidney run, because it does not run in winter. Inexplicably in my mind, the WSF website and  phone app provide no information (at least that I was able to find) about the route at this time of year. Finally, I called the ferry system on the phone to get the information.

What I found is that though WSF starts taking reservations for the run in April, the run does not actually begin service until June 24. That is too late for our group. Also there currently is no schedule for the runs, although the ferry person did say she expected it would sail twice a day and depart about the same times it did in 2018: (8:25 a.m. and 2:50 p.m.).

It's true, as I said in the earlier post, that reservations are required and are free. However, if you are a "no show" and fail to cancel soon enough in advance, you will be charged a fee.

Just wanted to follow up with this bit of information about the Anacortes-Sidney ferry. Wish we could take it.


Jane Hadley

Seattle, WA










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