Faster ferry options for Vancouver to Victoria

New high-speed catamaran services linking downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria are set to be introduced by Clipper next year, speeding up the commute time between the British Columbia cities.

The Victoria-based company will utilise the 579-passenger Haluder Jet, currently operated by Clipper’s parent company FRS in the North Sea between Hamburg and Heligoland, on the popular tourist route.

Clipper will take delivery and retrofit the 52-metre vessel to its specifications later this year, ahead of a deployment in the spring of 2018.

BC Ferries has operated ferry services from Vancouver to Victoria for many years, departing from Tsawwassen (south of Vancouver Airport, 37kms from the city) to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island (about 32kms from Victoria’s CBD).