Black Ball Ferry Line, Port Angeles

Take the scenic ride between Victoria, British Columbia, and Port Angeles, Washington, on Black Ball Ferry Line. From the deck, you can enjoy a view of the rocky coast blanketed in mist. The ferry accepts walk-ons, bicycles, and cars. Many passengers use the boats regularly to commute between the mainland and islands. Bring along a sweater to keep warm on the deck. You'll need a passport to cross the border between the United States and Canada. Take a look at our Port Angeles holiday maker app to schedule your visit to Black Ball Ferry Line and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We have taken this ferry trip between Port Angeles, Washington and Victoria, BC a number of times and always find the trip a very pleasant experience. Thought the vessel is an older one, it is very we...  more »
  • We make the trip to Victoria a few times a year. The ferry is a big part of that experience. You can walk over or bring your car (I suggest a reservation if you bring your car, especially during high ...  more »
  • Had another terrific get away to Victoria, BC. Off season is a great time to walk around the city & get to know the locals & the discover your new favorite restaurants & shops. Transportation by Black...  more »
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  • I've been riding this ferry almost since she was put online over 50 years ago. It's a great way to get to Washington without dealing with I-5, especially for those who live or visit on the West side of Puget Sound. It's cheaper than the BC ferries, takes 1.5 hrs for the crossing (which, admittedly, can sometimes be a rocky crossing due to weather or the wake off frequent large ship traffic), but once you land, it's pretty light traffic, quick access to the Olympic National Park and Port Townsend areas, the adorable Norwegian town of Poulsbo, the amazing lavender festival in mid-July, and several good casinos, if that's what you want. and a much quicker access to the Washington coastal communities.
  • Took the black ball ferry to Victoria from Port Angeles, WA. It was a really good trip with good seas.. We really didn't take much advantage of the concessions, but I did notice the had a rather good selection. We just had coffee. It was good.
  • I love taking this ferry! I take it about once a month to go visit Victoria. I love how dependable it is and the crew is very nice. Going to Victoria is always a blast, but taking this ferry makes it so much more awesome! I recommend it to anyone with plans to visit BC.
  • This ferry is a lot slower than the Seattle-Bainbridge line. The staff are friendly and professional. My only disappointment is the scheduled time: only 8:20am & 2:00pm are available. I wish there were more options but Port Angeles is a small city & there may not be enough passengers. I took the latter to Victoria and had a great time...munching on fish & chips.
  • Great inexpensive way to get to Victoria. Booth seating is limited on the boat so I recommend getting there at least an hour early to wait in line. Great duty free shop with cheap booze and smokes on the boat too.
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7 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Victoria & Port Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Port Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Port Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Port Angeles & Victoria BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM SPAIN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Port Angeles BY A USER FROM CANADA February, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Victoria & Port Angeles BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Port Angeles BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Port Angeles BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Port Angeles BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Victoria & Port Angeles BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
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