Getting from Victoria, B.C. to Seattle area via ferry
September 19, 2010 11:43 PM Subscribe
Helping a friend out by driving his car up to Victoria from the San Francisco and leaving it there for him. Looking forward to the trip, but stymied by finding an affordable 1 way trip back to the Bay Area in mid-October. Flights from Victoria are about $300, which isn't horrible, but we would rather take a ferry back to the States and fly back from there.
posted by pkingdesign to travel & transportation (15 answers total)
We want to leave from Victoria on Sunday October 17th and get back to San Francisco the same day. Flights from Victoria seem pretty easy, but seem more expensive than a ferry ride + flight from the Seattle area. We also like the idea of taking the ferry and seeing some sights. The Victoria Clipper from Victoria to Seattle seems like a no-brainer... and it is. Apparently it arrives in Seattle after the last flight to San Francisco has left. Sigh. It'll be the off-season, so there's apparently no direct ferry from Victoria to Bellingham, WA.
Can anyone suggest a good way to ferry back to Washington state and then fly from there back to San Francisco? Options seem to include the ferry to Anacortes and then flying from either Bellingham or SeaTac, or ferry to Port Angeles and then a long, undesirable bus ride to SeaTac. Any experience with public transit or airport shuttle from Anacortes ferry terminal to an airport? Sounds like a longshot now that I've written this out, but hoping someone has figured out a good way to make this trip at this time of year before. Open to better ideas, too.