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Scenic splendor on BC coast

Full day trip with very early morning departure and late afternoon arrival.Ship comfortable though... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ambassador822382
Inside Passage - worth paying for that

We were Standby travellers - even though it was saying on the Internet + on the phone that they are... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Isabel S
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BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle ferry services to 45 ports of call across coastal BC, with sailings to and from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Northern BC. BC Ferries Vacations also offers over...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Full day trip with very early morning departure and late afternoon arrival.Ship comfortable though not luxurious. Restaurant not up to those on other large BC Ferries.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ambassador822382
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ambassador822382, Thank you for taking your time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery on the Northern Coast Of British Columbia--isn't it just breath taking? I know I will never get enough of it. We look forward to welcoming you aboard...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

We were Standby travellers - even though it was saying on the Internet + on the phone that they are fully booked - if you are adventures and close by - risk it !!! We were on the last day travel from the Inside Passage...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Isabel S
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Isabel S, Thank you for taking the time to share your review! It's so great to hear that you were lucky enough to travel stand-by on the Inside Passage! Although this route is extremely popular, especially in the summer, it's possible to travel stand-by...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

We went from Vancouver to Victoria, and from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. Both journeys were very good, very friendly staff - the captain even announced wildlife spotting opportunities in the inside Passage. Comfy seating & plenty to eat. A good experience on both trips.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike P
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Mike P, Thank you for your kind review. I'm delighted to know that you enjoyed sailing between Vancouver and Victoria, as well as between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert. As we strive to provide professional and friendly service across the fleet, I'm glad this...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

I travelled on this ferry north at the end of the season (6AM - midnight), and south again in the off season (10PM - 2PM). The ships is very modern and comfortable. Late in the season the ship wasn't crowded and is was easy to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeanette M
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Service Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeanette M, Thank you for proving a comprehensive review of our services. I'm glad to hear that you had a pleasant and comfortable sailing on the Inside Passage! The vessel, the Northern Expedition, is a modern ship built in 2009 and includes many amenities...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this day cruise north along the inside passage from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. We had seats in the Aurora Lounge which was very comfortable, and I would definitely recommend this - although as the season was nearing its end there was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anonofbiggs
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Services Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi anonofbiggs, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your sailing from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. I also enjoy sitting in the Aurora Lounge during our summer day sailings - it certainly offers the best views on...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Best meals on board a ferry here, even the captain, Mark from Newcastle, ex Princess Cruises, was extremely chatty and helpful. The Inner Passage cruise was brilliant as was the Victoria to Vancouver Transfer serviceMore

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChrisH6648
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Services Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hi Chris H6648, Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the food services onboard. Whenever I travel along the Inside Passage, I always make sure to check out the Buffet for a delicious variety of menu items. Please know that...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We took the out of season overnight ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. Views were Ok as we left PH but when we woke in the morning in the inside passage it was depressing thick fog. Thankfully by 9:30am the fog had lifted and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterH386
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Services Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hi Peter H, Thank you for the review. Whenever I travel along the Inside Passage, I always make sure to check out the views outside - there's nothing like the natural rugged beauty of the West Coast. I'm sorry to hear that you found our...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We caught the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, Earls Cove to Saltery Bay and Powell River to Comox. Could not recommend this ferry company high enough, superb organisation and pleasant staff add to the journey enjoyment. Also the food was good and not expensive.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nick K
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Services Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hi Nick K, Thanks for the 5 star review! We strive to create a pleasant experience for all that travel with us, and I'm glad that you enjoyed your ferry crossings. There's a reason why this area is called the Sunshine Coast, and it's always...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Took ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Victoria Island. Left at 0730 in thick fog. Fortunately it cleared before we entered the main channel where the views never cease to amaze you. Flat calm mirror like water disturbed by regular sightings of humpback...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ANDREW T
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Services Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hi Andrew T, Thank you for the 5 star review! There's nothing quite like the views one can find while travelling the Inside Passage. During our summer day sailings, I always make sure to book a spot in the Aurora Reserved Seating Lounge for the...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

This ferry journey is just amazing. The ferry we travelled on was of a very high standard and the comfort of the Aurora Lounge made the trip special. The scenery is magnificent and we even saw a whale. The journey was a highlight of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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BCFCustomerCare, Customer Sales and Services Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hi Sandy W, Thank you for the kind review. Sometimes it's about the journey, and not the final destination - I'm glad that we were able to provide you with a pleasant ferry crossing. During our summer day crossings, I always enjoy dining in the...More

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sorry dip i haven´t seen glacier´s maybe far in the distance with good binoculars, but the higher mountains are more south. as a veggie i got food, and i am sure like always in canada gluten free is available, enjoy it
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