This one-way adventure begins with a 3-hour journey from Seattle, WA, USA, to Victoria, BC, Canada aboard a high-speed passenger-only ferry, operated by Clipper Vacations (Part 1). On your arrival at Victoria Inner harbour, you will have free time to explore BC’s capital city. From here, the adventure continues with a 3-hour fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife viewing tour aboard a custom-built Salish Sea Dream catamaran (Part 2). This is followed by a 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise behind Salt Spring Island before en route to your final destination, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Part 3).
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Highlights & Inclusions
A 3-hour high-speed, passenger-only ferry from Seattle to Vancouver through Puget Sound operated by Clipper Vacations.
Free time to explore downtown Victoria at your leisure.
Highlights & Inclusions
Fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife tour. Opportunity to observe different species of whales in the wild, sea birds and other marine wildlife. Guided by 3-4 Transport Canada certified marine naturalists.
Year-round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case that we do not see whales, you can join us on another whale watching tour for free.
Highlights & Inclusions
The perfect viewing platform and the only one of its kind on British Columbia coast. This 95 passenger catamaran was engineered and built in Canada with the safety of our beloved marine wildlife and our guests as priority number one.
Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) available for purchase.
Explore everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer: Step aboard a comfortable passenger ferry in Seattle, and take in a scenic cruise through Puget Sound into Victoria’s harbour. Explore the capital city’s historic sites before getting on board our high-speed catamaran in search of orcas and humpback whales! Navigate the Haro Strait’s archipilego, past the Salt Spring Island passage and into downtown Vancouver—just in time to refuel on a seafood dinner as the sun sets.
Did you know? The Puget Sound is home to 13 marine mammals and 100 species of sea birds!
What To Bring
Passports and possibly visas are required when travelling between the United States and Canada for all passengers. Please visit https://www.clippervacations.com/travel-information/ for detailed ID requirements.
It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. It’s also a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, a camera to capture some memorable moments and, above all, your sense of adventure!
Onboard snacks are available for purchase with CAD cash only (no credit/debit cards accepted) but please feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.
Clipper Vacations – Seattle Terminal
Pier 69: 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle WA, USA
Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to scheduled departure time and check-in with Clipper Vacations agent inside the terminal. Boarding will begin 45 minutes prior to departure. Final boarding call is 15 minutes before departure.
Passports (and possibly visas) are required when travelling between the United States and Canada.
Granville Island Adventure Centre
1516 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada
Know Before You Book
This adventure is ONE-WAY ONLY, no return transportation to Seattle is included.
The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please call us to book.
Bring up to 1 airline-sized piece of luggage and 1 carry-on on board at no additional cost.
Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority and, in extreme weather conditions or high winds, adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.
Yes! There is a high chance of seeing orcas, humpbacks, and other types of whale on your tour. Our year-round whale sighting success rate is ~95% (averaged across all of our adventures) with chances being even higher during summer months.
This adventure is covered by our year-round Year-Round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case, we do not see whales on this adventure, you can join us on another whale watching tour. This guarantee is valid for a lifetime!
There really is no better time of day for whale sightings, as the whales do not run on a schedule as we do! The whales are active throughout the day and their behaviour changes as groups encounter each other. If you are looking for the best scenic light for photography choose morning departure.
Yes! The catamarans are equipped with two airline-style washrooms.
No, our boats are custom-built for whale watching with passengers in mind. Captain and crew will also do their best to minimize the impact of the sea. However, if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you purchase non-drowsy Gravol from a pharmacy prior to your adventure with us.
Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be available on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies, chocolate bars) can be purchased with CAD cash. You can also bring your own snacks.
Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.
This adventure has a hassle-free 72-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 72 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.