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#621 Mike K.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 05:39 PM

I feel likes that’s what the fare ought to be year round for BC residents.
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#622 vortoozo

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 05:44 PM

Why would you expect a premium service with significantly higher expenses to be priced lower than the BC Ferries Connector? Hard to make a business case for that.



#623 Mike K.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

It doesn’t have to be the premium service. I don’t even know what that entails. Whatever is the equivalent of what Clipper provides is plenty fine.

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#624 Nparker

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:05 PM

...Whatever is the equivalent of what Clipper provides is plenty fine.

Clipper offers a comparable service for not much more than half the price.



#625 PraiseKek

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:12 PM

So what's the verdict here? Since clipper starts their service this year is this the last year of v2v or what?


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#626 JanionGuy

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

So what's the verdict here? Since clipper starts their service this year is this the last year of v2v or what?

 

V2V seems to be undaunted, after weathering a few storms.  bottomless pockets i guess...


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#627 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 06:34 PM

So what's the verdict here? Since clipper starts their service this year is this the last year of v2v or what?

 

Clipper has abandoned Vancouver plans.


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#628 Intercontinental

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:19 PM

I used it some weeks ago to return from Vancouver, and I have to say I quite enoyed it - and would do it again. I enjoyed :

  • The one-seat ride was fantastic (I was already staying in downtown Vancouver, and live walking distance from the Inner Harbour). This specific aspect really won me over. 
  • Very comfortable seats
  • Good tech, 2 USB ports and a power socket per seat,  and reliable wifi 
  • Being able to buy a drink

Normally a trip to the mainland involves either (1) the cost, and short discomfort of the floatplane  or  (2) the time and hassle of driving or bussing to the ferry, racing to find a seat on the ferry, and then the hassle of getting from the ferry to downtown.  On my V2V trip, I spent the three and a half hours in a leisurely and productive way. I napped, I answered emails, wrote some cards, had a glass of wine, and then when I got off I  walked 15 minutes home. I got home feeling like I still had it in me to go out and do something else in the evening.

 

If one must spend the time on a sea-crossing,  and is starting and ending in downtown Van or near downtown Vic,  the comfort and ease of V2V is worth considering for the fare 


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#629 Mr.B

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:30 AM

Looks like they are letting you buy the tickets, at promo 2 for 1 price, without booking a specific date.  You pay the single ticket price, they email you a code to use when you're ready to book.  Didn't see any small print with limitations.  Sounds like a great deal, l'm definitely going to jump in and snag a few tickets.



#630 Nparker

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:33 AM

It seems to me as though V2V has offered some sort of promotional rate pretty much since day one, still AFAIK, they never sail anywhere close to full capacity. Why do they just not lower their regular fares to try and encourage greater passenger numbers on a regular basis?



#631 lanforod

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:52 PM

If they got the time down to 2.5 or 2 hrs without sacrificing comfort much, I think they'd really pickup a lot  more passengers.

 

I would have taken it today actually, if it had been 2 hrs.


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#632 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:55 AM

That can't be done I do not think.    Active Pass and our harbour requires slower speeds.   And high speeds can make for bumps and lots of fuel usage.


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#633 lanforod

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

Yeah, maybe not. 

 

I'm looking forward to cheap pilot-less multi-copter/hovercraft transport. Seems to me the solution is to get above the water, not on it, but in an efficient way.



#634 Nparker

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:53 AM

...I'm looking forward to cheap pilot-less multi-copter/hovercraft transport...

In other words this.

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#635 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:03 AM

Yeah, maybe not. 

 

I'm looking forward to cheap pilot-less multi-copter/hovercraft transport. Seems to me the solution is to get above the water, not on it, but in an efficient way.

 

Pat Bay to DeltaPort all the way.  This is what we need.


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#636 Nparker

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:50 AM

I appreciate that this is a bit off-topic, but not surprisingly there are further delays in the establishment of a Nanaimo-Vancouver passenger ferry service.

In an update posted to Facebook on Monday, Island Ferry Services said: “Regrettably, we won’t be starting service this summer.” The catamaran service was expected to start in July...“Frankly, we aren’t in control of the approval and negotiating timeline but, once these goals are met, we will be able to set a date for the start of service...


https://www.cheknews...-summer-457184/

 

Also it's been a while since we've had any V2V updates. Does anyone know if their passenger numbers are up?



#637 57WestHills

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 03:44 PM

I've sailed V2V a few times now with their half price deal. Whilst not bursting at the seems passenger load for my sailings has been 50-60ish... I still doubt they're making money but improving a lot.

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#638 Mike K.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:21 PM

Right that’s a large improvement if they’re seeing several dozen passengers during your sailings.

If the price was knocked down to below $100 round trip you’d see more take-up by locals, for sure.
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#639 Nparker

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:42 PM

...If the price was knocked down to below $100 round trip you’d see more take-up by locals, for sure.

This.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:38 PM

Anyone else notice you can't book on their site after october 15th? Next sailing date is in spring - engine trouble again perhaps?



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