WATCH: Clipper Vacations has announced it won’t begin passenger ferry service between Victoria and Vancouver until spring 2017, not this summer like they had hoped
A new passenger ferry service between Victoria and Vancouver has been put off until next year.
The company currently runs the Victoria Clipper ferry to Seattle, and had hoped its new ferry would begin running between downtown Victoria and Vancouver this summer.
The company said it wants to make sure it has the appropriate vessel for the job.
“We’ve operated for 30 years between Victoria and Seattle and that’s a challenging piece of water, but each route has it’s own unique characteristics. We know that the most important thing is choosing the right vessel,”said Merideth Tall, CEO and Chair of Clipper Vacations.
A new vessel is expected to make the round trip once a day with up to 300 passengers, and will dock at a yet-to-be-announced location near Canada Place.
A controlling share of Clipper was recently bought by Fast Reliable Seaways, a German company with a large ferry network in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.