Clipper Ferry Victoria-Seattle

Are you looking to take a ferry from Victoria to Seattle, or a ferry from Seattle to Victoria? Living in Victoria BC, the Seattle-Victoria Clipper service is a trip we’ve taken several times. It’s the quickest and easiest method to get from downtown to downtown in each city centre.

The views are outstanding while aboard the Clipper, and the staff are committed to making your journey a pleasant one.

Clipper in dock waiting for passengers to board

About the FRS Clipper

The FRS Clipper started operating n 1986, and provides for ferry service between Seattle and Victoria.

Does the Clipper take cars?

The Clipper is passenger only and does not take cars.

How can I get to Seattle from Victoria if I want to take a car?

If you are wanting to bring your vehicle, you may want to consider taking the Coho from Victoria, which travels from Victoria to Port Angeles. Or, if you drive to Swartz Bay ferry terminal, you can take BC ferries from Victoria to Vancouver, then drive to Seattle from Vancouver.

How long is the ferry ride between Seattle and Victoria?

It takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes to go from Seattle to Victoria on the Clipper, or vice versa. They do have food and drink on board (see below) and free Wi-Fi.

The Clipper ferry leaving Victoria harbour enroute to Seattle

Where does the Clipper leave from/arrive in Seattle?

The terminal in Seattle the Clipper leaves from and arrives to is at Alaskan Way at Pier 69. It’s a bit of a walk (uphill from the water) to most hotels. If you prefer, there are taxis usually available and waiting outside the terminal building.

Where does the Clipper leave from/ arrive in Victoria?

The Clipper arrives and leaves from 254 Belleville Street, Victoria, which is located in the inner harbour, extremely convenient to a number of hotels.

Clipper in harbour.

Are there different seating options on board?

There are different seating options on board, with a range of prices to choose from. The out board (window) and upper deck seats cost a bit more, but are worth the improved view. Minimum advance tickets will cost less.

Is there food and alcohol on board the Clipper?

There is food and beverage, including alcohol on board. Keep in mind menus are subject to change. There is also a duty-free selection of merchandise and alcohol.

Menu aboard the FRS Victoria Clipper V.

What’s there to do in Victoria?

There are plenty of things to do in Victoria once you arrive! If your visit is short, you may want to review our self-guided tour of Victoria, designed for short trips and cruise ship visitors for a few hours. Or perhaps you’re looking for the best things to do with your kids while you’re in Victoria. No matter what it is you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. You may want to visit our Victoria Travel Tips menu for everything Victoria!

What’s there to do in Seattle?

Of course, Seattle is a much larger city than Victoria, and so we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Seattle while you’re there.

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