There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between United States and Vancouver Island operated by 1 ferry company – Clipper Vacations. The Seattle to Victoria ferry crossing operates daily with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 45 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this United States Vancouver Island crossing between Seattle and Victoria.
The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district.
The United States is vast and diverse in terms of its geography, climate, and cultures. Travelling from the West coast of the States to the East coast means a journey of over two thousand miles and across several time zones.
America lives up to its reputation as the land of dreams and a destination full of adventure waiting to surprise you.
From Florida, it’s quick and easy to sail over to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island and to the Bimini Islands. These regular services get you to the Bahamas in no time, utilising high speed ferries sailing at speeds of roughly thirty to forty knots.
Vancouver Island sits just off the west coast of Canada in the Pacific Ocean, part of the British Columbia province.
As the largest landmass on the west coast of North America, with a population of just over 750,000, Vancouver Island is a massive wilderness with one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, scattered with fishing communities and villages along the craggy coastline. It’s also one of the best places to watch whales on the planet, while offering great kayaking opportunities in summer and excellent skiing in winter. The state capital, Victoria, stands proudly on the southern tip, close to the United States border, known for its British colonial architecture, fairy-tale Craigdarroch Castle and vibrantly coloured Butchart Gardens.
The easiest way to reach Vancouver Island from mainland Canada is by ferry, with regular routes to ports on the north coast, all the way down to Victoria in the south. Ferries also link the island with the United States, with frequent crossings from Seattle.