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Old 05-22-2014, 11:56 AM   #31
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ha ha ha! I am 3rd generation victoria, glenn is 5th generation saltspring island. I don't think we could ever live on "the mainland" but we just love visiting there!
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:59 PM   #32
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Although a round trip by ferry is required to reach Vancouver Island...QUOTE]

Not really Brian only a one way fare is required to reach Vancouver Island. A round trip fare is required if one is wishing a return sailing from Vancouver Island. I don't believe a round trip ticket can be bought at the ferry terminal. On line, a reservation can be purchased round trip but only for a specific, requested, sailing. It is not 'date changeable'.


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Yes, like commuting between a home in Florida and a job in New York City (which a friend of mine did by airline). It would be irrational for most people - but possible.
Not really Brian. There are many that commute from mainland to the island daily. Delivery people, business people etc. There are helicopter services as well as float planes going back and forth with passengers.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:20 PM   #33
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i think the Washington State ferry is cheaper in the summer Anacortes to Sidney

The island is lighthouses, beaches, really awesome trees like these spruce and so much more.

Maybe some day i can be a left coaster
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:01 AM   #34
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Among other things, we are going to Vancouver Island after picking up our Escape. We are taking the Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferry on the island and the Victoria-Port Angeles Coho ferry off. (Chi ching, chi ching,...) Is it necessary to reserve?
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A reservation costs $15.00. You most likely won't need one on a week day. Long weekends and such...I'd get one.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:13 AM   #36
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$15 buys peace of mind. You can also check the BC Ferries site for traffic and cams to get an idea how congested.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:21 AM   #37
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Usually with a reservation it means you get to board first, after foot traffic. That means better seating on board or first in line at the cafeteria. (as well as piece of mind).
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A reservation for the Coho is a very good idea, since there are so few sailings per day.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:08 AM   #39
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You need to book a week in advance for the $15, otherwise you're looking at $18.50 and then up to $22 if you book on the actual day of travel.
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Booking for any summer weekend, especially for an RV, is recommended.
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Among other things, we are going to Vancouver Island after picking up our Escape. We are taking the Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferry on the island and the Victoria-Port Angeles Coho ferry off. (Chi ching, chi ching,...) Is it necessary to reserve?
We did almost the same when we picked up the 17B in August of 2012, but landed in Swartz Bay. Spent two days in the RV park on the water in Victoria, then the Coho over to Port Angeles. I'd recommend reservations, and it's always a good idea to line up as early as possible for the Coho.
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