Victoria Clipper Check-in & Boarding Procedures
Boarding Passes and Boarding Numbers:
Boarding numbers are automatically assigned at the time that you pay for your reservation, but are not available until check-in. The earlier that you book your trip, the better your boarding number will be. Passengers may check in and get their boarding passes as well as boarding number assignments up to 7 (seven) days before departure. This can be accomplished with our online check-in services or Seattle terminal 7 days/week between 6:30am and 8pm daily or the Victoria terminal between 8:30am and 5pm. Both terminals offer extended hours during the summer months. Please call us at 800-888-2535 if you have any questions.
Passengers traveling from Seattle will begin boarding 45 minutes prior to departure by group number.
Passengers are required to process through U.S. Customs & Border Protection before boarding any departure from Victoria. U.S. Customs & Border Protection processing is on a first-come first-serve basis. U.S. Customs & Border Protection will start processing passengers at least 1 (one) hour before departure. Once U.S. Customs & Border Protection has started clearing passengers, boarding group number announcements will begin for those passengers who have cleared through U.S. Customs and Border Protection. If your boarding group number is called while you are waiting to process U.S. Customs & Border Protection you will be boarded as soon as you have cleared U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
We recommend arriving one hour prior to departure, as final boarding is 15 minutes prior to departure. Passengers not on board the vessel 15 minutes prior to departure will forfeit their seat and their entire fare.
Also see Identification Requirements for information about crossing the border.