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We rode the boat as walk-on passengers. Smooth ride, very easy going through customs. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori M
Gainesville, Florida
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Good Transportation and Nice Ride

We rode from Port Angeles to Victoria and at the same time got a nice cruise out of it. I do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry linking Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island with Port Angeles, WA on the scenic Olympic Peninsula. During the 90 minute crossing, enjoy the ship’s many amenities including the...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the MV COHO over to Port Angeles.Nothing fancy about it at all but the people are so efficient.There are a snack bar on board for those who want it.There is also a duty free store aboard that is opened for part of the time.What...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may not be high tech and maybe that's the reason I enjoy the Black Ball Ferry so much. It is such a peaceful form of transportation. I have ridden on both the Clipper and the Ferry and I much prefer the Ferry. I like...More

Thank krlynn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride and crew are always great and they have an awesome streamlined process. I would recommend reservations especially during their peak times (summer and during the month of December). There were plenty of standby cars left behind on our way up and on the...More

Thank Brian D. F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a ferry. A car ferry. Between two countries. Across some of the most beautiful scenery in North America. That takes 90 minutes. Ninety. Why does "everyone" need to have concierge service, white glove attention, and special Gold, Platinum, MVP, 100,000 mile, boarding levels no...More

Thank MAC81667
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a car over from Port Angeles to Victoria on this ferry line. It was fairly easy. You did have to line up one hour in advance of sailing, but once parked in the queue, you could leave and grab a bite or take...More

Thank SirenaDives
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had never taken Black Ball Ferry line in many trips to Vancouver Island.....on a sunny day we drove from Kirkland to Port Angeles and stayed the night.....the views of mountains from the sail were beautiful. Ferry was comfortable and not overcrowded and took us into...More

Thank Lover-of-Travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode the boat as walk-on passengers. Smooth ride, very easy going through customs. Lots of brochures on board for sightseeing. You can buy your tickets on board for less expensive prices. We bought the Hop on Hop Off tickets and the Castle tickets on...More

1  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode from Port Angeles to Victoria and at the same time got a nice cruise out of it. I do suggest making reservations in advance. The company is wants all to be checked in an hour in advance on the US side. Trip takes...More

1  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Black Ball ferry to Victoria has been around for 50 years. Bing Crosby even did a song about it. It's a well-maintained vessel that's only missed one sailing ever! Friendly staff, so-so wi-fi, orcas often spotted alongside. Be sure to put your cell phone...More

Thank newsmann9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good ferry service, 4 times daily in summer months. The Coho was built in 1959 but is well maintained though older, Food is nothing to write home about, but there is some, and that's all you need for an hour and a half transit time....More

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eva l
July 2, 2018|
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Response from danielfN4142ES | Reviewed this property |
Uber is also an option. The ferry terminal is very close to downtown and would be an easy walk to most attractions.
Judy D
June 19, 2018|
Response from MVCohoFerry | Property representative |
Yes, it can be less if you disconnect and drive two separate vehicles on and off the ferry. However, you must drive both vehicles individually through Customs and re-connect once you are safely past the Customs area. Here... More
June 6, 2018|
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Response from MVCohoFerry | Property representative |
We welcome our furry passengers too! We allow well-behaved pets in the main lounge, solarium and outside decks, and also allow them to remain in vehicles. Pets (except certified service animals) are not allowed in the... More