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From Victoria: Luxury Ferry to Downtown Vancouver

Product ID: 260887
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Make your way from Victoria to downtown Vancouver the best way possible with a luxury cruise onboard the V2V Empress. Enjoy a 3.5-hour scenic cruise through the Southern Gulf Islands in the Pacific Northwest, taking in the beautiful coastal views.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a one-way 3.5-hour scenic cruise from downtown Victoria to downtown Vancouver
  • Admire the wonderful views of the Pacific Northwest
  • Sit back and relax on the most convenient and comfortable way to travel to Vancouver from Victoria
  • Choose your fare and travel in Premium or Royal Class
  • Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, including bald eagles, seals, and orca whales
Full description
Cruise the coast in style onboard the V2V Empress from Victoria’s Inner Harbour to downtown Vancouver. Delight in the most comfortable and convenient way to travel to Vancouver with both departure and arrival points located within walking distance of key hotels, restaurants, shopping, museums, sightseeing services, and local attractions.

Throughout the journey, experience the dramatic beauty of the Pacific Northwest from the comfort of your seat, or enjoy the views from the outdoor sundeck as you try to spot local wildlife, such as bald eagles, seals, and orca whales. All passengers have access to complimentary WiFi with individual USB and international power outlets provided at all seats, as well as a food and beverage service from the comfort of your seat.

The V2V Empress offers two class options to choose from: Premium and Royal. Premium Class on the main deck features locally sourced food and beverage available for purchase. Royal Class features seating in a smaller, more intimate cabin and includes a light 3-course lunch, 1 alcoholic beverage, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages throughout the journey.
  • 1-way cruise to Vancouver, BC
  • Reserved seating
  • 1 piece of checked luggage (23 kilograms/50.7 pounds or less) included in the fare
  • Complimentary WiFi available onboard
  • Light 3-course lunch included in the fare (Royal Class only)
What’s Not Included
  • Additional pieces of luggage or items such as bicycles or golf clubs. These can be added for a fee on check-in
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages for Premium Class passengers (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please check in for your cruise at the Victoria Terminal, located at 470 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9. It's on the waterfront level of the Steamship Terminal building, across the street from the Hotel Grand Pacific. Please arrive for check-in 30 minutes before departure.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Check-in is required at least 30 minutes prior to departure time
• Premium Class is wheelchair accessible
• The minimum drinking age is 19 years in British Columbia
• There are restrooms onboard
• The vessel is not suitable for pets; service animals require correct certification
• This is a passenger-only ferry service. No vehicles are allowed