The Best Way to get to Victoria BC is to walk on or drive your car on the ferry. Traveling on the ferry is like taking a mini cruise. The ships are very clean and have conveniences such as restaurants, gift shops and some have state rooms. You get to see the gulf islands up close, bathed in their rugged coastal beauty. Seals, eagles, dolphins, and whales are common sights. There a four main sea transportation options available:
BC Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria (actually Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay), takes just under 2 hours, approximately $45.00 for a car and $13.00 per person, see web site www.bcferries.bc.ca for more accurate fare and schedule information.
Washington State Ferry from Seattle to Victoria (actually Anacortes to Sidney), takes about 2 hours, cost approximately $55.00 for car and $16.00 per person, see web site www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries for all details.
Coho Ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, takes about 45 minutes and will cost $47.00 for car and $13.00 per person, see details at their web site www.cohoferry.com .
Victoria Clipper (passenger only) Ferry from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria will cost over $110.00 round trip and take just under 3 hours. They are also the local industry leader for vacation packages, please visit their site to get detailed information.