Luggage, Bikes and Animals
Luggage, Checked and Carry on
Clipper passengers are allowed to check up to two pieces of luggage at no charge. Each checked luggage item must weigh less than 50 pounds with linear dimensions that do not exceed 62” (length + width + height) including handles and wheels. All checked luggage items must be fully closed and contained (no protruding pieces or unclosed parts) in order to be accepted.
Oversize and Additional Luggage
Luggage items that are heavier or larger than the standard size or weight allowance will be charged $10.00 USD per leg of travel. Luggage items over 70 lbs. will be charged $27.00 USD per leg of travel.
Additional luggage (up to two additional pieces of luggage per person) may be checked for $10.00 USD per item. Parties traveling with more than four pieces of checked luggage per person will only be allowed on a case-by-case basis and will be charged $27.00 USD per leg of travel.
Musical Instruments must be packed in an appropriate case for travel (hard sided cases are strongly recommended). Musical instruments that are small enough (flute, clarinet, etc.) may be carried on board the vessel as the passenger’s one piece of carry-on luggage. Guitars or similarly sized instruments can be checked as one of the two allowed checked in items per passenger without an additional charge.
Instruments that are larger than our carry on size, but can stay with a passenger in their seat (i.e. guitars), will be charged the oversize rate. If an instrument is too large to stay with a passenger in a seat (i.e. cello, stand-up bass), they may purchase an additional seat at the lowest published fare. A standard liability waiver must be completed and signed by the passenger prior to transport of a musical instrument.
Clipper passengers may carry on a maximum of one piece of luggage and one personal item. The piece of luggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 24” x 16” x 10” (including wheels and frame) and may be no heavier than 20 pounds. Passengers are also allowed a personal item, such as a purse, briefcase, camera bag, diaper bag, small backpack or tote bag or a standard size laptop computer case. Items that exceed the carry-on policy must be checked in prior to travel. Please note that Clipper carry-on luggage size dimensions are smaller than those of major airlines.
Strollers and assistive items (such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and oxygen delivery devices) do not count towards a passenger’s carry-on allowance. Passengers may bring these items with them to board the vessel where they will then be safely stowed by on-board staff.
Bicycles are charged a $20 handling fee each way. Bicycle space is highly limited, so we strongly recommend that you book in advance. At check in, they must be stripped of any packs, tire pumps, water bottles, etc, and a Bicycle Acceptance waiver must be completed and signed by the passenger. Bicycles are checked in at the bicycle rack directly outside the ticket lobby doors. Bicycles are stored on the outside deck subject to the elements. Because of space restrictions, tandem bicycles, bike trailers or unusual lengths/types of bicycles are considered and booked as TWO bicycles. Call 800-888-2535 to book a reservation including a bicycle.
Pets traveling to Victoria, BC are charged a $20 handling fee each way. Pet space is highly limited, so we strongly recommend that you book in advance. Larger pets must be in a hard-sided airline approved kennel (kennels can be rented for an additional $10 each way). Pets must have appropriate vaccination records for Customs. The pet fee for animals traveling to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island is $10 each way, and no vaccination records are required since the animals are not traveling internationally. At check in, a Pet Acceptance waiver must be completed and signed by the passenger. Be advised that larger kennels are placed on the outside deck subject to engine noise and the elements.
Smaller pets that fit in a 20”x11”x11” enclosed carrier (duffel bag/soft crate style with handles) can be booked as a pet and can travel in the passenger cabin. They will not be allowed to travel without a carrier or with a carrier that doesn’t sufficiently contain the pet, such as a purse or an open bag. We will not transport animals as cargo. Pets must have a person accompanying them. Call 800-888-2535 to book a reservation including a pet.
Service animals are allowed on the vessel. Service animals are defined as dogs (or in some instances miniature horses) that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, alerting persons with seizure disorders to the onset of a seizure, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair or fetching dropped items. Please call 800-888-2535 to book a reservation including a service animal.