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#121 jonny

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:23 AM

This downtown-to-downtown ferry is going to take somewhere around 3-3.5 hours. All told, that's easily time competitive with taking BCF. If the ferry is comfortable and you can grab a decent meal, I think it could work. 



#122 tedward

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:24 AM

... I have opted for the PCL mostly due to the luggage handling situation.

 

True enough. I would not want to take luggage on Translink so perhaps there is a place for the PCL which also drops offat more locations than the new ferry service will (for a higher cost).


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#123 LJ

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 11:54 AM

True enough. I would not want to take luggage on Translink so perhaps there is a place for the PCL which also drops offat more locations than the new ferry service will (for a higher cost).

Yeah I'm with nparker on this, we left on Sunday for a river cruise and there is no way I would use Translink to get me to the airport.

 

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#124 todd

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 04:36 PM

Yeah I'm with nparker on this, we left on Sunday for a river cruise and there is no way I would use Translink to get me to the airport.

 

In Prague right now, long trip but what a beautiful city.

 

I hope you and nparker have a excellent time on your river cruise together, it's good to relax


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#125 Mike K.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:08 PM

Mike, you must not have tried Helijet, which beats Harbour Air hands down. It's quieter, smoother, funkier, and doesn't have that stink of the fuel the float planes.


You're right, I've never tried Helijet. The price has always been much higher and getting to and from their helipad would require a cab ride in both directions. I can walk to Harbour Air, Helijet is just a bit too far for my liking.

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#126 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:16 PM

 

 

Mike, you must not have tried Helijet, which beats Harbour Air hands down. It's quieter, smoother, funkier, and doesn't have that stink of the fuel the float planes use.

 

I think the opposite.  I prefer HA to Helijet.


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#127 todd

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:27 PM

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#128 Old Esquimalt

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:06 PM

Perhaps something like the old overnight CPR boats would be best.  You board after dinner, go to bed and wake up in the morning at your destination.  Of course the CPR had other sources of revenue to balance shortfalls in any one area of their complete package of services. 

 

Hovercraft landing near Ogden Point is probably the best option for speed, weather immunity and cost.



#129 attica

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 10:10 AM

Perhaps something like the old overnight CPR boats would be best.  You board after dinner, go to bed and wake up in the morning at your destination.  Of course the CPR had other sources of revenue to balance shortfalls in any one area of their complete package of services. 

 

Hovercraft landing near Ogden Point is probably the best option for speed, weather immunity and cost.

 

I have no idea how practical/impractical a hovercraft would be.... but it would be awesome either way just to say "taking the hovercraft to Vancouver for the weekend"



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 10:52 AM

SAILING NOTICE: 9:00 AM DEPARTURE DELAYED - THE HOVERCRAFT IS FULL OF EELS.


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#131 amor de cosmos

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 01:15 PM

540 tons & can fly 400mph... problem solved :D



 



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