A controlling share of Seattle’s Clipper, which currently operates the Victoria Clipper to and from Seattle was recently purchased by Fast Reliable Seaways, who now plans to expand service to downtown Vancouver.
FRS has a well known global presence, currently operating 60 vessels in 12 countries, and a carrier of more than 7 million passengers and 1.9 million vehicles last year on national and international ferry lines.
“Clipper has an impressive track record in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, and will now serve even more of the Canadian market with a new Vancouver service” said Götz Becker, FRS CEO.
Clipper’s trips between Vancouver will be three-hours each way, and make the round trip twice per day. It is expected to dock near Canada Place, but details will not be released for at least a couple weeks.
The service will be very similar to the one by Riverside Marine , who is moving forward with its private Vancouver-Victoria ferry service this summer. The vessel will accommodate 300 people, and is promoted as a 3.5 hour trip catering to tourists seeking to soak in British Columbia’s beauty.
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