clipper has not yet released their package (hotel) pricing. not sure this will be a super popular option with the hurdles required:
Following seventeen months of suspended operations due to the pandemic, FRS Clipper will once again reinstate fast ferry service between Seattle, WA and Victoria, BC starting on September 17, 2021 with bookings beginning September 6, 2021.
The Victoria Clipper V vessel plans to operate a four-day schedule over weekends with added sailings around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. In accordance with Transport Canada’s federal regulations, all U.S. citizens and permanent Canadian residents residing in the U.S. transiting to Canada will be required to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arriving in Canada for non-essential travel. Travelers will be required to provide proof of vaccination and submit their travel information via ArriveCAN (web portal or app) within 72 hours of planned arrival.
In addition, all travelers are required to submit a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of arriving in Canada. Fully vaccinated travelers who meet the requirements will be exempt from quarantine; however, all travelers must still provide a quarantine plan and be prepared to quarantine, in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements.
FRS Clipper suspended all international operations in March 2020.
During normal peak season operations, the company typically maintains a staff of 200 year-round and seasonal employees. During the majority of the pandemic, the company reduced staffing down to eight administrative employees. In May 2021, the company was able to reinstate domestic fast ferry service between Seattle and Friday Harbor on the San Juan Clipper vessel as well as offer half and full-day whale watching tours that extend into early October. Travel by Canadian residents into the U.S. currently remains restricted in accordance with the stated September 21st continued border closure date.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 August 2021 - 09:20 AM.