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 20-30 minutes prior to sailing. Passengers will clear Canadian Customs after arriving in Victoria. A declaration form is required for all foot passengers when they arrive in Canada.
At both ports, passengers should have purchased their tickets and filled out the Coast Guard form prior to beginning the loading process.
I think they recommend an hour, but you could probably do less. call and ask. super nice folks. good luck!
30 minutes is good enough. It goes pretty quick for walkons through security...assuming you have correct document ie passport or enhanced drivers licence from the Candfian end..check from US end if you don't have a passport
My husband and I scouted out the ferry terminal in Port Angeles the day before our trip. We were told to be there about 30 minutes before our sailing. We were able to checkout the parking lots in the area also. That really helped us the next morning.
It gets a little crowded in the terminal building as people pick up their tickets and fill out the Coast Guard form so getting there 30 minutes before sailing to do these things should be sufficient.
For those on walk on, there should be no problem. There would be lines but just go half an hour early.
30 min to be safe
Even in the summer, walk on passengers did not seem to have an issue with space . That said , going to USA you. Red to go through a quick immigration process so leave time for that.
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