Type: Adventure, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Sightseeing, Tours and Excursions, Uniquely Here, Water
Those looking for a quintessential Pacific Northwest excursion should book an FRS Clipper adventure, with boats leaving from its downtown Seattle dock. Hop on a sleek, high-speed catamaran for a... Read More
Those looking for a quintessential Pacific Northwest excursion should book an FRS Clipper adventure, with boats leaving from its downtown Seattle dock. Hop on a sleek, high-speed catamaran for a relaxing cruise to Victoria, British Columbia. (This is the only service transporting passengers between the two cities' downtown docks.) Other options include fast ferry service between Seattle and San Juan Island's Friday Harbor (ideal for day or overnight trips); this 3-hour-and-45 minute ride cruises through the Salish Sea and takes passengers past Whidbey Island and underneath Deception Pass bridge, before arriving in Friday Harbor. Magic-tinged whale-watching tours, launching this season on April 29, also leave from the downtown Seattle pier.
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Visit the Clipper Vacations website to learn about seasonal package deals to Victoria, BC. (Be sure to read up on Canada's latest travel requirements before you depart.)"
- Things to Do in Fall: "While service to Victoria is temporarily suspended, guests can still enjoy the Clipper's direct, fast ferry, prime for weekend getaways that give sufficient time to explore magic-tinged San Juan Island. Once guests have slid onto island time, paddling and kayaking outings pushing off from the shores of San Juan grant up-close access to the region's bounty of wildlife."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: For a quintessential Pacific Northwest adventure, book a whale-watching tour from downtown Seattle, or hop on a fast ferry to Friday Harbor or Victoria, B.C.
- Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: Until October, happy boat passengers enjoy the San Juan Clipper, the only operator offering half- and full-day whale watching tours from the downtown Seattle waterfront.
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