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Black Ball Ferry Line

101 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362-2912
+1 360-457-4491
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Park your car in Port Angeles and walk on.Passport required.

When you arrive in Victoria 70% of the highlights are in walking distance.Butchart Gardens is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul C
Pacific Grove, California
Excellent way to travel.

I was amazed at how many cars and trucks fit on this ship. We were able to change our departure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cumming, Georgia
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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 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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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101 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362-2912
+1 360-457-4491
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive in Victoria 70% of the highlights are in walking distance.Butchart Gardens is a must see and buses operate from landing area to Gardens. Can take ferry back day or overnight at harbour hotels.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed at how many cars and trucks fit on this ship. We were able to change our departure time the day before and were a little worried we wouldn't get on the earlier crossing, but they fit everything in, including us. Very smooth...More

Thank FerronM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to give Black Ball Ferry Lines a 5 star review but our last experience brought it down one. The guy guiding us in to park our vehicles was having to navigate two lanes with cars coming in at the same time. The...More

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The loading and unloading went very smoothly. The ship is old but very well maintained and clean. The only problem, not associated with the boat, was the US Customs requiring you arrive 90 minutes before departure in Victoria. In Port Angeles it's only 60 minutes....More

Thank NewMexicotraveler37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have taken the ferry over to Victoria several times now and it can be a great experience or not so much fun just depends on the weather. This boat can get rocking when the wind is blowing so if you have even the slightest...More

Thank LotsATravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife is from Victoria and has been taking Black Ball's Coho for decades -- I've been doing so since 2007. A 90 minute sail, and a pleasure. Fine, well run auto ferry -- far easier and hours faster than going all the way up...More

Thank DeHypnotist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great ferry ride between Victoria and Washington. On Oct 21, 2017 the morning ferry left promptly at 8:20. The process to board, as a foot passenger, was easy, safe and efficient. The employees were nice, helpful and made the experience worry free....More

Thank LizDarla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another nice ride on the seas to Canada.as always, one can depend on on time departures a d arrivals Professional at both ends.

Thank makingchoices
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This ferry does the job of getting you from Victoria to Port Angeles (or reverse). The sailing are limited. Since you have to be at the terminal ahead of time, I recommend reserving. We were even able to prepay our return portion.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip across on the Black Ball Ferry. I only wish we could have gone both ways, but didn't get a reservation early enough. Food availability is limited and I wish fares were in Canadian dollars or I would have rated higher. Outside...More

Thank Glidr
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21 September 2017|
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Response from MVCohoFerry | Property representative |
30 minutes is sufficient on both sides. FROM VICTORIA: US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) begins clearing passengers about 30 minutes prior to sailings from Victoria. FROM PORT ANGELES: We typically begin loading... More
5 September 2017|
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Response from MVCohoFerry | Property representative |
We are happy to provide complimentary wheelchair or ramp service to all of our mobility challenged guests. Simply let the dock staff know when you arrive and we will assist you.
26 August 2017|
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Response from MVCohoFerry | Property representative |
Our terminal is located in the Inner Harbour of Victoria - right downtown. Most of the city's attractions are within walking distance, including the world-famous Royal BC Museum; iconic architectural sites like the... More