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Old 07-27-2016, 10:14 PM   #41
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Just crossed today from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay with the FJ towing our 19'. Was very busy but we had reserved in advance. Was second in line to get on and off. Three of us plus vehicle and trailer cost $215 Cdn.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:45 PM   #42
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Well that's less than half what it would cost you for a hotel room in Vancouver.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:48 PM   #43
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And a bit more than the $57.50 US I'll be paying from Coupville to Port Townsend.

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Old 07-27-2016, 11:03 PM   #44
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Well that's less than half what it would cost you for a hotel room in Vancouver.
We paid $180 all in for Granville Island Hotel. There were more expensive hotels around, but I would stay there again of in Vancouver.
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Last minute rack-rate hi-end/ and your point is?
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:41 PM   #47
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Last minute rack-rate hi-end/ and your point is?
The point is that a couple hundred dollars to transport a vehicle and trailer and three passengers from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay - an hour and a half boat ride - is not unreasonable. It's a mini ocean cruise.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:50 PM   #48
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Just crossed today from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay with the FJ towing our 19'.
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Three of us plus vehicle and trailer cost $215 Cdn.
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And a bit more than the $57.50 US I'll be paying from Coupville to Port Townsend.
Sounds about right... three times as much money (CA$215 versus US$57.50 or CA$75) for a trip three times as long, and with three times as many people.

Ferries are not cheap to run, so it's worth planning to make the most of the trip.
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Probably a better comparison is Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island return. About the same distance as one way to Port Townsend. $130 Cdn. plus fuel surcharge vrs. $57.50 US.

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If you need gluten free granola so bad that you would haul a trailer over to Bowen, you should pay. Or, you go as a foot passenger for a fraction of that, and walk off the tofu.
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