Bright blue skies and new green grass are bringing people outside as spring begins. These beautiful days are better than ever for using the historic Victoria Clipper, chartered from Seattle, WA, to get to beautiful Vancouver Island in Victoria, BC, for shopping, relaxing, and so much more! Located less than 20 minutes from the Victoria Clipper port is our beautiful Shafer Baillie Mansion. We use only the finest luxury linens for your stay, and provide an extended hours, continental breakfast for early risers and late sleepers alike. Stay with us to have a great night’s rest and a full belly before you head out to sail the high seas on the Clipper!
The historic Victoria Clipper began its service on July 1, 1986, and with the addition of the Victoria Clipper V, have since carried passengers from Pier 69 to Vancouver Island in vintage style. As the Clipper sails down the Strait of Juan De Fuca, keep your eyes and cameras ready for the beautiful marine life visible from the ship! A little under three hours later, and the sunny coasts of Vancouver Island are the gateways to good times.
Spend your day exploring local favorites such as the world-renowed Butchart Gardens, the quarry rehabilitation project turned travel destination, created by Jenny Butchart in 1901. Another not-so-hidden gem is attending tea at the Fairmont Empress; with a range of teas and specialty delights, guests can experience royal treatment in the newly renovated Lobby Lounge. Lastly, the Royal BC Museum has opened their latest exhibit, “Wildlife Photographer of the Year”, only open for a limited time so get your tickets now.
After a quick ride back, guests can continue to relax in comfort by coming back to the Mansion. We hope to see you soon for your Victoria Clipper sailing trip!