For reasons relating to the end of our trip, our family is booked into Seattle on our way to Victoria, BC. We're driving from the airport to catch a ferry to Victoria, where we are starting our trip. Meeting up with relatives traveling from the Midwest, we'll be leaving Sea-Tac at about 4. Per Google Maps, it takes about 2 hours, 50 minutes to Tsawassen Ferry Terminal near Vancouver, and about 2 1/2 hours to Port Angeles via the Olympic Peninsula. The Black Ball ferry line leaves Port Angeles for Victoria at either 5:20 P.M. or 9:30 P.M. This means that I couldn't count on boarding this ferry before 9:30 P.M.
The I'm leaning towards Tsawassen vs. Port Angeles, because of a 7 P.M. auto ferry. Am I being realistic? Can I count on a space on the B.C. Ferries auto ferry without a reservation, given the question of whether I can make the 7 P.M. ferry, vs. the 9 P.M. ferry?
I'd appreciate the input of the community. Thanks.