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Victoria Harbour Ferry

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Avoid the ripoff boats.

Today April 15, 2018 two from WestBay/Esquimalt to Songhees was $24. Explanation? They changed fare... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelvin W
,
Victoria, Canada
Take the longer tour for Victoria's back story and a relaxing break

Although the Harbour Ferry is a great way to taxi point A to B, booking a longer tour gives a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
roadkilt
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Victoria
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Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From the ocean! Take a Harbour Tour, historic Gorge Waterway Cruise, or hop on an H2O Water Taxi as you explore inner harbour destinations. Visit us on the dock in front of the Empress Hotel. From there, a VHF Captain can take you to Victoria's best-kept secret: Fisherman's Wharf! Feed the seals, grab some lunch from Barb's Fish and Chips, check out the funky float homes, go for a whale-watching or kayak adventure with Eagle Wing or Kelp Reef, and pick up an ice cream cone from Jackson's on the way back into town! We have something for everyone...Including the Pickle Pub Crawl! Come down anytime to pick up a wristband, which you can use for four harbour ferry rides to "hop" from one harbour brewpub to another. Plus, groups of four or more get free appetizers at each location! So much to do, and so much to see...Victoria Harbour Ferry!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Today April 15, 2018 two from WestBay/Esquimalt to Songhees was $24. Explanation? They changed fare structure this year. Oh and no more annual passes either. Blatant tourist trap ripoff without apology. The vibe changed in the last year or so. From friendly retired sea captain...More

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Vicharbourferry, Communications/Marketing at Victoria Harbour Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Kelvin, Thank you for your review. There was an error made here. We will like to correct this immediately. We will contact you directly to request your information.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Harbour Ferry is a great way to taxi point A to B, booking a longer tour gives a great summary of Victoria's gold rush history. The 90 minute tour to Tillicum bridge provides a peaceful amount of story telling, gazing at elegant homes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These little ferrys that go from point to point in Victoria's Inner Harbour are just so worth the small fees. You can even take a scenic trip up the Gorge. The driver tells you all about it and answered all our questions. You diffenently have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple transportation option to get around Victoria Inner Harbour. Water taxi services are a phone call away from any of the docking stops. One way fares take passengers across the water in all directions and range from $6-10 adult depending on destination. Harbour boat tours...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leave your car at the hotel and see the city by foot and ferry. Great way to experience the downtown areas of Victoria and the 'captains' are very knowledgeable about the history of the city.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we were purchasing a $30 'full meal deal' pass. Did not expect it to be a "tour" - it does not let you get on/off stops at will. Each stop runs you between $6 to $12 one way - We love being on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cutting across the harbor was a lot of fun and saved a lot of steps. Talking with the skipper was also a lot of fun. Shared a lot of city history on the trips.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Gorge tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the trip.The cost is reasonable and the boats are great to ride in.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have used the ferry on various times. It is very handy to get from one point of the harbour to another.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cute little water taxi is a quick ride to hotels and to Fishermans Wharf. $6.00 one way trip in Canadian Currency.

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mands2004
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we got on at about 9.15 AM
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mands2004
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Marilyn S | Reviewed this property |
According to their office, 9am to dusk. In June, dusk is around 9pm.
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askls
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Robert T | Reviewed this property |
I am not an operator, but the ferries are running (floating?) and currently timed to a business day.
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