School Groups

Victoria Clipper Field Trips!

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Set sail with the Victoria Clipper for a wonderful field trip to Victoria, BC, historic Coupeville, or the San Juan Islands.

Clipper Offers:

  • Trips to Victoria BC, the San Juan Islands (includes Orca Whale Watching), and Gray Whale Watching with a stop in Langley
  • Assistance with shoreside sightseeing arrangements
  • Educational and fun field trips
  • 26 years of school group planning experience

Victoria, BC

Book your school group trip on the Victoria Clipper today!

A popular day trip destination for Clipper school field trips for over 26 years, Clipper gets you to Victoria in just over 2.5 hours. Teachers often use the voyage to have students learn about the area, follow the route map, do word games about Victoria, sealife, etc. Upon arrival, students can tour the Parliament Buildings, visit the Royal BC Museum, walk around the seawall, have lunch – or let us customize your trip. Daily departures from Seattle’s Pier 69.

Great Student Rates!

Overnight stays and tour packages available. Call for details.

Victoria Attractions

The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum
Miniature World
Craigdarroch Castle
Marine Ecology Station
Tally Ho Horsedrawn Carriage Tours
Bug Zoo
Parliament Building
And Much More!

Gray Whale Watching with Langley, Whidbey Island Stop

Gray Whales reach up to 50 feet in length and 35 tons – a memorable sight in the wild. Students will be educated about the whales and natural surroundings by a Trained Onboard Naturalist. There will also be a 2 hour stop in the quaint town of Langley. Known as an artists’ mecca, the town is filled with galleries featuring local and regional talent, an eclectic mix of jewelers, antiques, clothing boutiques and bookstores as well as the Langley Whale Center.

Scheduled School Group Departures are on Fridays, or call for other options.

Additional Gray Whale Watch departures available on a Charter basis. Call for details.

Seattle to Langley Schedule

Depart Seattle 9:30am
Whale & Sealife Search 9-12:00pm
Free Time in Coupeville or Langley 12:30-2:00pm
Depart Langley 2:30pm
Arrive Seattle 4:30pm

Orca Whale Watching with San Juan Island Stop

Students from 4th-12th grade will have a chance to view Orcas in the wild amid the San Juan Islands while learning about their habitat, transient vs. resident pods, how they interact, socialize, etc. Our trained onboard Naturalist will educate and also answer questions about other birds, wildlife and sealife spotted during the day. Sightings over the past two seasons averaged 95%!

During the 2.5 hours ashore in Friday Harbor, your students can visit the whale museum or enjoy free time. Brown bag lunches are permitted or food and beverages are available onboard.

Overnight stays available. Additional San Juan departures available on a Charter basis. Call for details.

Seattle to Friday Harbor Schedule

Depart Seattle 7:45am
Arrive Friday Harbor 11:15pm
Whale & Sealife Search 11:30-2:00pm
Arrive Friday Harbor 2:00pm
Depart Friday Harbor 4:30pm
Arrive Seattle 7:15pm

The Benefits of Traveling with Victoria Clipper

Daily morning departures from Seattle’s Pier 69
Sailing schedule allows for a full day in Victoria or the San Juan Islands
Food and beverage service available on board
Assistance with organization of destination activities making it one-stop for you, all on one purchase requisition.

To qualify for student rate: 1 chaperone per 8 students, 20+ people. Limited availability. Limited to Monday – Friday same day travel only. Restrictions may apply. A fuel surcharge will be added to Victoria departures. Subject to change.

Reservations & Information

Contact the Victoria Clipper Groups Department by calling 206-443-2560 or 800-888-2535. Or request a group quote by submitting the Group Inquiry Form. Details re ID requirements for student groups is available on our ID Requirements page.