For more than 30 years, the Victoria Clipper I has been the chosen transportation for many between Victoria and Seattle.
Tuesday at 5 p.m., the original clipper will make its final sunset sailing from the Victoria terminal on Belleville Street.
The Clipper IV will also sail for the last time Feb. 28 ahead of service starting on the Clipper V March 1.
The newer boat was originally announced for Victoria-to-Vancouver service last March, but the company says it was scrapped due to “unexpected operational costs associated with the dock in Vancouver.”
the Clipper V is a 52-metre high-speed catamaran that will carry 440 passengers and travel up to 36 knots or more than 65 kilometres per hour.
Clipper said in December the travel time will remain about the same at two hours and 45 minutes, but a much larger platform gives more reliability in rough weather.
The company says the Clipper I and Clipper IV will both be up for sale when they are out of service.