FRS Clipper
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We are your Pacific Northwest travel experts and operators of high-speed ferries that connect Seattle to Victoria, BC and the San Juan Islands. Kick off a trip to Victoria, BC with a smooth and comfortable ride on the Victoria Clipper V ferry. From our terminal, explore beautiful, walk-able Victoria, BC and attractions like the world-famous The Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum, the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Or depart Seattle on the San Juan Clipper for a full or half-day Whale Watching tour. Hotel and attraction packages are available at competitive rates with our best price guarantee.
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Belinda P
Chattanooga, TN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Very informative and our nature guide gave lots of useful and unique information that made the tour an overall enriching experience. Lots of time to experience the whales.
Written March 18, 2024
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Jim L
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Boom and Batten is one of our favourite restaurants in Victoria BC. We enjoy visiting it each time we take a break from Vancouver.
Only five minutes from the Empress Hotel over the new lift bridge, it's not only the variety of tasty dishes that attract us, but also we really like its futuristic interior design.
Located on the north side of the Inner Harbour, you can't miss the restaurant's beautiful strongly curved exterior, that links it to the boats in the surrounding International Marina.
Written March 9, 2024
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1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We recently joined the FAM trip on RV Toum Tiou II from Sai Gon, Viet Nam to Seam reap, Cambodia. It was a real charm and character trip. The ship was nice, colonial designed with three decks: main deck, upper deck and sun deck. Great local cuisines on board, five star services provided by the crews on board. Excellent excursions, etc were bringing us an unforgettable experience of the Mekong delta. We hope to come back with you soon.
Written February 22, 2024
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Stephen & Sue
Canberra, Australia2,488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The Clipper was a much more attractive, and scenic way to make the crossing from Canada to Seattle without the hassle of airport security.
The Clipper leaves from very close to town, so, you can walk there if needed, even if you’re dragging a suitcase.
There’s immigration pre-clearance at check in and again on the other side, but this was the friendliest and easiest crossing we’ve experienced into the USA (and we’re Australians).
We paid for the VIP service – not sure if it’s worth it, but it did give you a dedicated seat upstairs, and free drinks and snacks, as well as priority boarding.
The only downside for us was as the Clipper was departing we were held up for an hour behind cruise ships docking and did not make it to Seattle until very late.
But we enjoyed the simple, stress-free scenic crossing.
Written January 13, 2024
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LLWPerth
Perth, Australia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Clipper ferry was great both ways but getting a cab to our hotel in Seattle was a bit of a situation. Despite there being taxis parked outside the ferry, there seemed to be no one in them or operating them. The crowd of men "offering rides" to us were not taxi drivers but trying to take us to private vehicles (US$25). I asked out loud to the 6 or 7 men if any of them ran metered taxis and they all just smirked and shook their heads. We walked around the corner to the uber pick up area, logged into the clipper wifi and got an uber in 2 mins (US$13).
Written January 8, 2024
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Sathiyanathan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Granbell hotel staff are excellent. Also special mention to. Room cleaning staff ISMATH. From our room ocean view was beautiful.
Written January 5, 2024
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LaTrease S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Booked through TripAdvisor but when we arrived the cruise line did not have us down on the trip. They stated that TripAdvisor was informed there was no room on the ship.
Written December 9, 2023
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We apologies for this miss communication. TripAdvisor is a great partner, and this was a onetime event.
Written February 16, 2024
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David N
Toronto117 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
BE AWARE! Warning. FRS Clipper will cancel sailings without advance notice and will leave you stranded! Went get on scheduled sailing from Seattle to Victoria and was told "sailing was cancelled". Options were to reschedule for the next day or accept a refund. Had to spend an extra night in Seattle at our own expense because FRS Clipper does not look after its guests. We will never travel with FRS Clipper again.
All the extra hotel, food and transportation costs were "on us" since FRS Clipper will not help their guests even when they cancel sailings and leave you stranded. You have been warned!
Written November 30, 2023
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Clipper Vacations is a passenger ferry service which need to take into consideration the weather and the comfort of our passengers. Due to weather conditions, we may have to cancel our departures just like an airline. We do try to accommodate passengers on the next available departure. Thank you
Written February 16, 2024
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ladybug5
Fountain Valley, CA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My husband and I took the Victoria Clipper from Seattle to Victoria to board a cruise ship This 3 hour trip is very comfortable The seats are comfortable there are several very clean restrooms and they offer snacks and drinks They also have space for your luggage We sat in Comfort class with good views from upstairs and very comfortable seats Snacks and drinks were included in our fair A great experience
Written October 25, 2023
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Sharon G
Seattle, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Riding on the Clipper kicked off a great weekend visiting friends on Vancouver Island. The staff was friendly, the view spectacular, and the ride smooth. For anyone coming from Seattle, the Clipper is an affordable, stress-free way to get away for a long weekend. Highly recommend!
Written October 22, 2023
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