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Black Ball Ferry Line

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Neighbourhood: James Bay
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Address: 430 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
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+1 250-386-2202
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Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry...

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 cafeteria, gift shop, duty free store, comfortable interior lounges, solarium and pet-friendly areas. Year round daily service is provided. Save big by booking a ferry and hotel stay with our exclusive package deals! In addition to our great prices at the region's favorite hotels, we'll pay your reservation fee for a guaranteed space on your desired sailing time when you book a package. Our Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you on board the ship!

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The only way to go

Great ride. Great people. The best way to travel to and from the USA It cost more than BC Ferry due to the exchange rate, however, it is worth it in my book. Done this trip... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Victoria, British Columbia
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Victoria, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great ride. Great people. The best way to travel to and from the USA It cost more than BC Ferry due to the exchange rate, however, it is worth it in my book. Done this trip many times and it gets better each time.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sailed on a near perfect February day. Seas were flat. Staff were happy and the boat had recently been in dry dock. Lovely 90 minute ride. Enjoy.

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Sultan, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ride a lot of ferries, and this one was average. What bothered us the most was how dirty the windows were. They need to be cleaned so one can see the spectacular views. It was also a pricey ticket for us compared to other ferries we've taken.

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Thank Glenn F
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to travel to the breathtakingly beautiful Olympic mountains along a picturesque crossing from Victoria to Port Angeles we also love to visit Hurricane Ridge and then overnight in Port Townsend on our Motorcycle.

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Thank Corvetter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a pretty good deal the old blackball and offer sufficient on-board amenity's for the short trip to the US, time table isnt the best but still not a bad sailing

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Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit that I planned our whole trip to British Colombia because we love the Black Ball Ferry. Such a fun, retro way to travel. An experience onto itself. On the return trip, we actually saw whales! LOVE THE BLACK BALL!

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Thank SugarKane62
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ferry is very convenient and dependable to get you back and forth from Port Angeles to Victoria. They operate even in really bad weather. Good value as well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the company that brings you the Coho ferry which can take you form Victoria to the USA and vice-versa. A grand old ferry which is undergoing a refit in early 2017. Good route, quick access but long line ups to get on the ferry on either side. Patience is required.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I took the ferry to Victoria, BC from Port Angeles, WA and it was a smooth ride with friendly crew. the views were great and there was plenty of seating.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Apparently not subject to the political interference that characterises BC Ferries, Thank goodness. A reliable & functional crossing to the USA.

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Thank Mark B

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