The northwestern corner of North America is a truly special region. Sweeping vistas featuring majestic mountains and pristine shorelines await visitors of the Pacific northwest. One great way to enjoy both the Canadian and American experience in this area is to take a ride on the Black Ball Ferry Line between Port Angeles, Washington and Victoria, British Columbia. Both cities are beautiful and full of exciting things to do and see, and the 90 minute journey from port to port is a wonderful experience. And with a Select Registry member on either side of the ferry’s route, you can enjoy fine accommodations in Port Angeles or Victoria! Here are a few things to know about the Black Ball Ferry Line.
The Black Ball Ferry Line and it’s ship, the MV Coho make 90 minute voyages from Port Angeles, WA to Victoria, B.C. and also from Victoria to Port Angeles, so you can travel both ways. They are the only way travelers can make a direct transit with their vehicles, including cars and motorcycles. During your trip aboard the MV Coho, you can admire the Olympic Peninsula and its wildlife through floor to ceiling windows, outside decks, and a solarium. You can also take advantage of the gift shop, cafeteria and duty free shop. Or you can just relax in one of the Black Ball Ferry Line lounges.
The Black Ball Ferry Line offers passengers more than just a way to get from Washington to British Columbia. There are great Package Deals that you can take advantage of. The deals combine the ferry ride with dining and sightseeing deals. Sightseeing and dining deals include the Port Angeles Underground Tour, Port Angeles Downtown Shopper, Port Angeles Craft Beer Explorer, Crab Dinners, Ribfest, tours of the Butchart Gardens (including transportation), Flight Seeing tours, and Jamie’s Tofino Rainforest,.
Whether you want to stay in Port Angeles, Washington and take a day trip to Victoria or vice versa, then the Black Ball Ferry Line is perfect for you. You could even stay in both cities for a few days because there are Select Registry Inns in both locations!
The George Washington Inn and Colette’s Bed & Breakfast are both in Port Angeles, WA, and offer a great place for anyone to stay stateside. From Port Angeles, you are even able to see across the water and into Canada! Fortunately, the Black Ball Ferry Line affords you the opportunity to not only see Canada, but also experience it for yourself!
On the Canadian side of the Black Ball Ferry Line’s route, Beaconsfield Inn Bed & Breakfast in Victoria, BC awaits you. This stately Edwardian manor is located just a few blocks a way from the harbor. Charm, luxury and romance describe a stay at Beaconsfield Inn. The Inn has won several awards, so you can feel confident your stay is special.
No matter which shore you decide to call home-away-from home, we know you’ll have a fabulous getaway with a ride on the Black Ball Ferry Line and a Select Registry stay! Get ready to take on the Pacific Northwest!
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