CLIPPER VACATIONS GETAWAYS!
VICTORIA VANCOUVER & SEATTLE OVERNIGHT & DAY TRIP IDEAS INSIDE!
VALUE SEASON JAN 2018 TO APR 2018 C L IP P E R VA C AT I O N S .C O M Your Pacific Northwest Travel Experts. All Prices USD
YOUR PACIFIC NORTHWEST TRAVEL EXPERTS For the past 31 years, Clipper has provided custom Northwest travel adventures for more than 8 million travelers. We pride ourselves on helping customers with insider knowledge and recommendations that deliver exceptional vacation experiences. Inspired by our surroundings, Clipper's travel experts know what it takes to customize a perfect visit to this region we call home. From sipping world-renowned tea at the iconic and newly renovated Fairmont Empress, to sailing through the San Juan Islands and being face-to-face with orcas, we are at the heart of creating memorable trips for travelers from across the globe. By boat, seaplane, helicopter, charter motor coach, train or car, our award-winning travel experts will customize your experience from beginning to end. October through April is the best time to travel at a great value while also avoiding peak season crowds. We welcome you to take advantage of our team to help plan your next Northwest travel adventure!
M E R I D E T H TA L L Founder & Chair Emeritus Clipper
CLIPPER MODES OF TRAVEL VICTORIA / SAN JUAN CLIPPER from 2.75 to 3.25 hours
" THERE COULDN'T POSSIBLY BE AN EASIER WAY TO TRAVEL. I ARRIVED RELAXED AND READY FOR MY OUTING. THE SAME WAS TRUE ON THE JOURNEY HOME. GOOD JOB CLIPPER!"
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AMTRAK® CASCADES 4 hours KENMORE AIR / HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES from 45 min to 1.5 hours VARIOUS OPTIONS from 30 min to 4 hours MOTORCOACH 2 hours
CLIPPER'S VICTORIA HOTELS
BEST WESTERN PLUS CARLTON PLAZA
Victoria From SEATTLE
INN AT LAUREL POINT
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GREAT EXCHANGE RATE! HUNTINGDON MANOR
A less than three-hour scenic cruise on the Victoria Clipper lands you in the heart of Victoria, one of the most walkable cities in North America. Voted as #7 Top 25 Best Cities in the World by the 2016 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Survey, Victoria uniquely offers a mix of old-world charm and new world experiences. With endless quiet pathways, a shimmering waterfront and ample colonial architecture, it’s easy to see why our customers regularly fall in love with Victoria.
VICTORIA CLIPPER CRUISE ■■ Round-trip cruise between Seattle & Victoria via Victoria Clipper ■■ Daily departures from Seattle's Pier 69 ■■ Freshly prepared meal and snack options, gift shop and duty free available onboard
■■ Points of interest narration along the way ■■ Two decks with comfortable seating and large viewing windows FROM
FAIRMONT EMPRESS OSWEGO HOTEL
HOTEL GRAND PACIFIC
COMPARE VALUE SEASON PRICES ON OVERNIGHT PACKAGES (VICTORIA CLIPPER + HOTEL) HOTEL, CLIPPER & TAX
Best Western PLUS Carlton Plaza Inn at Laurel Point Hungtingdon Manor Hotel Grand Pacific Oswego Hotel Fairmont Empress
$118 $139 $139 $147 $156 $228
HIGH SEASON vs. vs. vs. vs. vs. vs.
$199 $229 $206 $234 $208 $305
More hotel options and extra nights in Victoria are available. Rates shown include tax and may vary based on booking date. Rates per person, based on double occupancy. Subject to change.
SEATTLE TO VICTORIA OVERNIGHT Most Popular! 2 Days/1 Night ■■ Round-trip Seattle/Victoria via Victoria Clipper ■■ Overnight accommodations in Victoria ■■ All applicable taxes FROM
$118 PP/DO Romantic Escapes
HOTEL GRAND PACIFIC ROMANCE PACKAGE
INN AT LAUREL POINT ROMANCE PACKAGE
Victoria overnight stay, roundtrip Victoria Clipper, breakfast for two, chocolate truffles and a bottle of sparkling wine.
Victoria overnight stay, roundtrip Victoria Clipper, bath gift, breakfast in bed for two, rose petal turn down, sparkling wine, a chocolate decadent dessert and late checkout.
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ADD-ON ACTIVITIES AFTERNOON TEA From $66 adult, $33 child.
WEST COAST BREWERY TOUR From $67 adult.
THE BUTCHART GARDENS & VICTORIA CIT Y TOUR From $59 adult, $35 youth, $19 child.
TALLY-HO CARRIAGE TOUR From $97 per carriage.
ROYAL BC MUSEUM From $15 adult, $9 senior/youth. VICTORIA FOOD TOUR From $58 adult.
COWICHAN VALLEY WINE TOUR From $123 adult. HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR From $13 tour.
CLIPPER'S VANCOUVER HOTELS
THE FAIRMONT WATERFRONT THE LISTEL HOTEL DELTA VANCOUVER SUITES
Vancouver TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GREAT EXCHANGE RATE! Placed on the “Top 10 List of 2017 Travel Trends and Destinations” by Forbes and ranked “#1 in Best Places to Visit in Canada in 2016” by U.S. News and World Report, Vancouver, BC offers endless options for exploration. Stroll through Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park, soak up the city’s atmosphere in Yaletown or spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the array of gourmet shops and artist studios on the lively Granville Island.
VANCOUVER OVERNIGHT PACKAGES ■■ Round-trip Seattle/Vancouver via Amtrak® Cascades ■■ 1 night accommodation in Vancouver ■■ All applicable taxes FROM
GEORGIAN COURT HOTEL
RIVER ROCK CASINO RESORT
COMPARE VALUE SEASON PRICES ON OVERNIGHT PACKAGES HOTEL, TRAIN & TAX
The Listel Hotel Delta Vancouver Suites River Rock Casino Resort Georgian Court Hotel The Fairmont Waterfront
$158 $181 $193 $198 $297
HIGH SEASON vs. vs. vs. vs. vs.
$214 $252 $219 $237 $426
More hotel options and extra nights in Vancouver are available. Rates shown include tax and may vary based on booking date. Rates per person, based on double occupancy. Subject to change.
ADD-ON ACTIVITIES VANCOUVER AQUARIUM From $33 adult, $25 senior/youth, $18 child. HOP-ON HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOUR From $38 adult, $36 senior/youth, $24 child. VANCOUVER FOODIE TOUR From $59 adult. VANCOUVER LOOKOUT From $16 adult, $13 senior, $11 youth, $8 child.
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CLIPPER'S SEATTLE HOTELS WARWICK HOTEL
INN AT EL GAUCHO THE WESTIN SEATTLE
THE FAIRMONT OLYMPIC
FROM VICTORIA, VANCOUVER & PORTLAND Ranked #6 among "Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2017" by U.S. News and World Report and as #2 among the "Top 10 Destinations of 2017" by Lonely Planet, Seattle is home to more than 20 culturally unique neighborhoods, a vibrant arts community, worldrenowned chefs and some of the most picturesque hiking and outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest.
COMPARE VALUE SEASON PRICES ON OVERNIGHT PACKAGES
VICTORIA TO SEATTLE OVERNIGHT 3 Days/2 Nights ■■ 2 night accommodation in Seattle ■■ Round-trip between Victoria & Seattle via Victoria Clipper ■■ All taxes included FROM
2 NIGHTS HOTEL, CLIPPER & TAX
Warwick Hotel Seattle Inn at El Gaucho The Westin Seattle The Fairmont Olympic
$258 $268 $352 $558
HIGH SEASON vs. vs. vs. vs.
$439 $464 $537 $697
More hotel options and extra nights in Seattle are available. Rates shown include tax and may vary based on booking date. Rates per person, based on double occupancy. Subject to change.
VANCOUVER OR PORTLAND TO SEATTLE 2 Days/1 Nights Ride Amtrak® Cascades from Vancouver, BC or Portland, OR to Seattle where you can add on a day or overnight trip to Victoria as well as a tour in Seattle.
■■ 1 night accommodation in Seattle ■■ Round-trip from Vancouver or Portland via Amtrak® Cascades ■■ All taxes included ■■ OPTIONAL Victoria Day Trip from $109 pp FROM
ADD-ON ACTIVITIES VICTORIA DAY TRIP VIA CLIPPER From $109.
GR AY WHALE WATCHING FROM SE AT TLE March - April. From $55 adult, $28 child.
SAVOR SEAT TLE TOUR Pike Place Market — from $51. Chocolate Indulgence — from $61. Gourmet Restaurant — from $80.
SEAT TLE BREWERY TOUR From $89 adult. 21+ only.
WOODINVILLE WINE TASTING TOUR From $142 adult. 21+ only.
" WE LOVE THE VICTORIA CLIPPER. IT'S AN EASY, NO FUSS WAY TO GET TO SEATTLE... WE PACKAGED OUR TRIP AND GOT A GREAT DEAL ON A HOTEL! CLIPPER VACATIONS IS GREAT!"
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BALL ARD LOCKS CRUISE From $54 adult, $47 senior, $28 youth. BOEING FUTURE OF FLIGHT From $75 adult, $65 child.
COFFEE TOUR From $54. RIDE THE DUCKS From $39 adult, $23 child, $6 infant. MT. R AINIER NATIONAL PARK DAY TOUR From $252.
SEAT TLE CIT Y TOURS From $65 adult, $49 child.
Two Nation Vacation SEATTLE, VICTORIA, VANCOUVER Book the ultimate Pacific Northwest and Southwestern Canada getaway with Clipper’s exclusive Two Nation Tour! Check out three unique and picturesque cities by visiting Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria all in one trip. This vacation is perfect for those looking to book that special bucket list trip or get a well-rounded feel of the Pacific Northwest.
2 NATION VACATION* 7 Days/6 Nights
TWO NATION VACATION DESTINATIONS
■■ 6 night accommodation: Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver ■■ One-way cruise via Victoria Clipper between Seattle and Victoria
■■ Amtrak® Cascades train ride between Vancouver and Seattle
Known for its breathtaking beauty and vibrant culture, Seattle is home to many museums, restaurants and Pike Place Market, one of the oldest year-round public farmers markets in the U.S.
*Itinerary can start & end in any city. Extra nights & tours can be added in on all cities. Package can also be customized.
■■ Transfer via BC Ferries Connector between Victoria and Vancouver
Located on the edge of Vancouver Island, Victoria is accessible from Seattle via the Victoria Clipper. The perfect mix of modern tradition, Victoria offers something for everyone. Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea, visit The Butchart Gardens, or even hop on a bike or wine tour in the historic capital city of British Columbia.
Vancouver Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge, explore the farmers market and art community on Granville Island or go shopping in this metropolitan center of activity.
Whistler VICTORIA CLIPPER from 2.75 to 3.25 hours KENMORE AIR / HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES from 45 min to 1.5 hours VARIOUS OPTIONS from 30 min to 4 hours MOTORCOACH 2 hours
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Located 75 miles north of Vancouver, Whistler is best known for its winter sports including world-class skiing and snowboarding and was home to several 2010 Winter Olympic events. One of three villages, Whistler Village offers unique shopping and exquisite dining along with a vibrant nightlife.
Sea to Sky
SEATTLE TO VICTORIA VIA SEAPLANE
Whale Watching FROM SEATTLE
The ultimate way to experience the Paciﬁc Northwest!
SEATTLE GRAY WHALE WATCHING PLUS LANGLEY, WHIDBEY ISLAND
Travel between Seattle and Victoria with two of our region’s unique forms of transportation: cruise and seaplane. One direction, travel through the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Victoria Clipper, soaking in the surrounding breathtaking views of our Olympic and Cascade mountains. You may even come across a pod of orca whales or other marine wildlife. Cruise for less than three hours before arriving in the heart of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
March - April | Saturday & Sunday
The other direction, take in fabulous aerial views of the Paciﬁc Northwest aboard a Kenmore Air seaplane. Soar a few hundred feet off the water as you get a true bird’s-eye view of the region. Arrive at your destination after a swift 45 minute ﬂight. Explore Seattle and Victoria on your own or add on a fun activity to your trip. A fantastic way to authentically experience travel around the area or give visiting family and friends the experience of a lifetime!
SEA TO SKY PACKAGE 2 Days/1 Night | Victoria or Seattle Overnight ■■ One-way cruise on the Victoria Clipper ■■ One-way trip on Kenmore Air Seaplane ■■ Overnight accommodation in Victoria or Seattle Hotel FROM
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Each spring, gray whales move north through Puget Sound on the way to their summer feeding grounds. Catch a rare opportunity to see these magniﬁcent 35 ton creatures along their journey. Our expert onboard naturalist will help spot the whales as well as sea lions and other marine and bird life along the way. Trip also includes a 2 hour stopover in the beautiful waterfront village of Langley on Whidbey Island. See website for details. FROM
$55 PER PERSON
CLIPPER'S SAN JUAN ISLANDS ORCA WHALE & SEALIFE SEARCH May - October, 2018 The San Juan Islands are world-renowned for both the resident pods of orca whales, as well as the migratory pods (even humpbacks!) that feed in the area. The Islands are also teeming with other wildlife ranging from eagles and seals to porpoises and sea lions. Whale sightings are guaranteed. Our day trip departs at Pier 69 in downtown Seattle and includes a 2.5 hour stop in historic Friday Harbor. We can also customize your perfect San Juan Islands vacation package or day trip, including transportation, hotel accommodations, and of course whale watching. FROM
$99 PER PERSON
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The Clipper Fleet
Planning Your Trip
WELCOME ABOARD! Our signature high-speed Victoria Clipper and San Juan Clipper vessels provide a relaxing and scenic cruise experience. Travel between Seattle and Victoria in less than three hours. Amenities include: Locally-sourced food and beverages, outdoor deck areas, secure baggage containers, duty-free shop, two enclosed decks surrounded by windows and comfortable seating, tours and activities for sale onboard.
From inside tips and insights to in-depth features from our local travel experts, check out our online magazine to get inspired and assist in helping you plan out your trip:
GROUP TRAVEL VICTORIA CLIPPER IV
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Whether you’re planning a corporate retreat, family reunion, conference, school field trip or a getaway with 20 of your favorite friends, we’ll work with you to find the best deals and savings for any itinerary. To help you save money, we use our vast regional knowledge and extensive contacts to secure the best possible rates and accommodations at your destinations. Group Travel: • Corporate Groups • School Groups / Field Trips • Senior Groups • Family Reunions • Pre and Post Conference Packages • Special Event Planning • Destination Management • Pre and Post Alaska Cruise
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JANUARY 2018 to APRIL 2018
2018 SEATTLE/VICTORIA SCHEDULE
Schedule is subject to change.
Friday through Monday
7:30 am 3:15 pm
10:30 am 6:00 pm
11:30 am 7:00 pm
2:15 pm 9:45 pm
May 18 — June 30
Thursday through Monday
7:30 am 3:15 pm
10:30 am 6:00 pm
11:30 am 7:00 pm
2:15 pm 9:45 pm
July 1 — September 9
January 1 — May 17 *No service on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from Jan 9 — Feb 1.
May 18 — June 30
Tuesday through Thursday
July 1 — September 9
Tuesday through Wednesday
2018 SEATTLE/VICTORIA FARES
Fares are subject to change.
ADVANCE PURCHASE 7-Days 2-Days Adult Adult
Jan. 1 — Feb. 28, 2018
Mar. 1 — April 30, 2018
May 1 — June 15, 2018
June 16 — Sep. 3, 2018
Sep. 4 — Oct. 31, 2018
◊ Fares are $10.00 higher for Seattle to Victoria on Saturday and Victoria to Seattle on Sunday. ◊ A security fee, port fee and fuel surcharge will be added to all fares. ◊ All prices are in U.S. Dollars and include applicable taxes. ◊ Advance Purchase Fares are non-refundable. Refundable fares are refundable up to 2 days before departure.
T R AV E L INF OR M AT ION SCHEDULES & FARES: Schedules and fares are subject
to change. Fares in USD. Fuel surcharges and security fees may apply.
GROUPS: Customized packages and fares may be available for 20 or more people traveling together when booked in advance. TR AVEL INSUR ANCE: Travel insurance is recommended and available at ClipperVacations.com. PARKING: Clipper Vacations does not manage parking facilities or take responsibility for vehicles or contents. See ClipperVacations.com for parking options. U.S. & CANADA CUS TOMS: All automatic weapons, handguns, mace and pepper spray are prohibited. Please visit ClipperVacations.com or contact customs offices directly for more restrictions and details.
IMMIGR ATION: All international travelers must present a Passport, Passport Card or Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) at all sea and land borders. Non US or Canadian born citizens may also be required to have a Visa. Children traveling without both parents must have written authorization from the other parent or proof of custody. See ClipperVacations.com for more information. DRINKING & DRIVING: Canadian Law considers a DUI to be a felony and entrance to Canada may be denied. Clipper’s Responsibility: Transportation of passengers and baggage is provided by Clipper Navigation, Inc. and is governed by the “Terms and Conditions” available at Clipper terminals and at ClipperVacations.com.
For reservations, book online at CLIPPERVACATIONS.COM or call your travel agent or Clipper Vacations at 800-888-2535
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