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Black Ball Ferry Line

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Address: 101 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362
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+1 360-457-4491
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Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry...

Black Ball Ferry Line operates the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry linking Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island with Port Angeles, WA on the scenic Olympic Peninsula. During the 90 minute crossing, enjoy the ship's many amenities including the cafeteria, gift shop, duty free store, comfortable interior lounges, solarium and pet-friendly areas. Year round daily service is provided. Save big by booking a ferry and hotel stay with our exclusive package deals! In addition to our great prices at the region's favorite hotels, we'll pay your reservation fee for a guaranteed space on your desired sailing time when you book a package. Our Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you on board the ship!

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This was our first time on the Black Ball ferry COHO. We purchased our tickets online prior to our trip and I think that added to the ease of boarding the boat. The boat is large... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dan S
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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time on the Black Ball ferry COHO. We purchased our tickets online prior to our trip and I think that added to the ease of boarding the boat. The boat is large, some 320 feet long and has room for about 100 vehicles. Once we were on the boat I saw how clean it was. There... More 

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1 Thank Dan S
Port Angeles, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always on time and fun. The coffee is great and the WIFI OK. We take the coho to Victoria a couple of times per year.

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2 Thank ska2355
Renton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the 3rd time my newly wed husband and I had ever been on a ferry (all trips within the same honeymoon road trip) The staffers made a point to congratulate us on our marriage (the car was decorated) and we were first in line to depart once we got down to the US. Very satisfied.

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2 Thank ajkha
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

my first time on a ferry was great. If you leave at 8am at the right time of year (when I went) you get to see the sunrise and then on the 4pm trip back, the sunset. It was a smooth ride with great views and friendly crew.

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1 Thank Stephanie P
Port Angeles, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Blackball Ferry is the only game in town to get to Canada and be able to take your vehicle too. It is a 90 minute trip both ways but the time does go by quickly. The crew are friendly and helpful. They are handicap accessible and do take steps to ensure their safety. I'd suggest staying over night in... More 

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1 Thank James D
Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I spent 4 days on the Black Ball Ferry going back and forth with a questionaire for them to answer. Out of all the people traveling, only 1 refused or opted out of filling out the paper. I would had the questionaire out and when I went to collect it, I got to talk to people from all over the... More 

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victoria, b.c.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

They are on time....not fancy and could use some fixing up. It is easy to get to and from the terminals and customs officers are friendly. Very dependable. If taking a car....make a reservation.

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Forks, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

What a delightful, efficiently run experience. I booked a package deal with ferry, CVS shuttle and Butchart Gardens Christmas lights. My tickets were waiting for me when we checked in at the ticket counter. Everyone was friendly and efficient. We had a wonderful 3 days in Victoria - the only way to go.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This boat has just stairs cars parked so close together that you only skinny parole can get out. If your elderly obese or get motion sickness this is not for you -would not recommend

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MVCohoFerry, Manager at Black Ball Ferry Line, responded to this review

Dear Rowan A, Thank you for taking the time to review our ferry service. We value your feedback. We'd like to address your concerns so that you might have a better experience on your next visit. In all of our facilities, on our website, and in our printed schedule brochure, we post the following or similar message: If you use... More 

Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Black Ball Ferry Line is well run, the ship is spotless, and the customer service is always good! The renovations to the dock on both sides are very nice.

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