Travel to Seattle and Victoria with the Clipper

This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

One of the benefits of living on the West Coast of Canada is having the opportunity to visit cool US cities like Seattle.

One perk of living in Victoria is having the Clipper connect us to Seattle. During our last trip to Seattle, my husband and I traveled by Clipper. I hadn’t traveled by Clipper for over 10 years and was so impressed by our sailing to Seattle across the San Juan Islands.

Boarding the Victoria Clipper

Victoria Clipper Ferry

What’s On Board

The Clipper ferry is a passenger ferry. You can walk on with your carry-on luggage or check your bags for $10 per bag. There is also a bag hold option at both the Victoria and Seattle terminal.

It has two levels of comfortable seating and incredible views.

The Clipper has seating areas with and without tables. There are designated areas to store your carry-on bags, clean restrooms and snack bars on board. The Clipper offers in-seat service for all menu items. I loved this as it made it easy to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Clipper Food Menu

There is a large outdoor deck for guests to enjoy during the sailing.

There are two classes of seating on the Clipper. You can choose from Economy Class and Comfort Class.

Economy Class has main cabin seating and locally sourced food and beverages available for purchase.

Clipper Economy Class seats

Comfort Class is located on the top deck only, offers more legroom, leather seating and complimentary beverages, fruits, and snacks.  Comfort Class passengers also have priority boarding. You can upgrade to comfort class at any time for only $20 more per person.

Clipper Comfort Class Seats

Comfort Class seating Victoria Clipper

You can purchase Duty-Free products on the Clipper and make travel reservations while on board. The Clipper has experts available during all sailings to help you find the perfect hotel and activities during your vacation.

How to Book

You can book your seat on the Clipper online or by calling the Clipper reservation line at 800-888-2535. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

The Clipper also offers many overnight packages with some of Seattle’s and Victoria’s best hotels. The Clipper has a Best Price Guarantee on a round-trip Victoria Clipper cruise and overnight hotel stay in Victoria, BC.

The Clipper often has special offers and offers BC Appreciation fares. It’s always good to check out their website or their Facebook page for the latest offers.

Victoria Clipper review

Overall Experience

My husband and I absolutely loved our time on the Clipper. It was very comfortable and such a fast way to travel from Victoria to Seattle. Our trip was just under 3 hours.

All the staff on the Clipper were kind, accommodating and knowledgeable. They answered all our questions and made sure we were having a good trip.

Boarding the Clipper was simple and organized. The customs and immigration process was quick and straightforward.

I felt that taking the Clipper saved us time and stress. I will absolutely travel with the Clipper again but next time, I’ll bring my kids!

Clipper Ferry Seattle to Victoria

To learn more about the Clipper and book your next trip check out:

.Traveling to Seattle and Victoria with the Clipper

I’d love to know, what do you think you would like most about traveling by Clipper?


  1. I think I’d like the the comfort of the Clipper. We’ve never taken it before because we always want the car, so we either go over to Tsawwassen and drive across the border or take the Blackball.

  2. This is one way that I would travel, I have never been on a plane and never will, but I will take a boat!

  3. This looks like a wonderful way to travel. There’s a lot of room on this ship. Looks relatively simple to book a trip package.

  4. Sounds like a fun way to travel. We are debating on a trip out that way, so will check into this for sure.

  5. Like most? Just going on one! Never been on a boat (or is it large enough to be called a ship) like that before!

  6. Wow! Looks like a great way to travel! Everything looks so comfortable and roomy. I need to check this out for my family!

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