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Press Releases


October 12, 2021 – FRS Clipper Suspends Fast Ferry Service Between Seattle and Victoria, BC Until Spring 2022
August 24, 2021 – FRS Clipper to Resume Victoria Clipper Fast Ferry Service to Victoria, BC on September 17th
May 17, 2021 – Clipper Vacations Returns with Summer Whale Watching Season and Friday Harbor Fast Ferry Service


July 10, 2020 – Victoria Clipper Suspends Service Until April 2021


November 19, 2019 – Green Marine Welcomes Clipper Vacations as a New Participant
September 17, 2019 – Clipper Vacations Strikes Up Holiday Cheer with Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival Day Trips
March 26, 2019 – Clipper Vacations Launches New Vista Class on Victoria Clipper V


April 25, 2018 – Clipper Vacations Set to Launch Seattle Orca Whale Watching Season
March 1, 2018 – Newest High-Speed Victoria Clipper Ferry to Start Service on March 9
February 4, 2018 – Spring Gray Whale Watching Season Returns to Seattle


December 6, 2017 – Clipper Launching New High-Speed Ferry Between Seattle and Victoria in Spring 2018
October 9, 2017 – Langley “Christmas by the Sea” – The Perfect Seattle Holiday Day Trip
May 18, 2017 – Clipper Names David Gudgel as Co-CEO
May 8, 2017 – Don’t Miss Orca Whale Watching Season with Clipper Vacations
March 1, 2017 – Clipper to Launch Vancouver to Victoria Ferry Service in Spring 2018


June 15, 2016 – Clipper Vacations Celebrates Pride With Seattle And Victoria, B.C. ‘Pride Sail’
January 19, 2016 – FRS Acquires Clipper, Plans North American Expansion


September 17, 2015 – Fifth Orca Calf Born in Southern Resident Population
August 28, 2015 – Contest Participant Wins Clipper Tickets for “Life”
August 10, 2015 – Clipper Announces Key Management Change
July 28, 2015 – Seattle and Victoria Scoured for Coins in the Discover Clipper Contest
July 2, 2015 – Clipper Vacations Announces “The Discover Clipper Contest: The Hunt is On!”
July 2, 2015 – Clipper Vacations has 100 Percent Whale Sightings for the Month of June
May 7, 2015 – San Juan Clipper Due to Kick Off San Jauns and Whale Watching Season May 22nd
February 18, 2015 – Catch Sight of Majestic Gray Whales with Clipper Vacations’ Spring Sealife Searches

Media Coverage

King 5 “Clipper, Argosy Cruises in Seattle Prepare to Start Sailing Again” – 5/18/21

Travel Awaits “How to Spend a Perfect Weekend on Vancouver Island” – 5/4/20
New Day Northwest “Travel north for adventures aplenty in Vancouver and Victoria” – 2/17/20
Sveeteskapes “Victoria, BC Travel Guide, Top 10” – 12/20/19
Branded Expedition “Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival Day Trip with Clipper Vacations” – 12/15/19
USA Today 10 Best “What to See and Do on Vancouver Island and Surrounding Islands” – 11/21/19
Eat, Drink, Travel, Y’all! “Eat, Stay and Play in Cowichan, BC All November Long!” – 11/3/19
Wandering Everywhere “A Guide for the Culture Seekers and Adrenaline Junkies of Victoria, BC” – 10/17/19
Postcards to Seattle “Victoria with Kids: A Weekend Itinerary” – 10/4/19
Wandering Everywhere “A First Timer’s Guide to Seattle, Washington” – 9/28/19
Vacation Mavens “Visiting Victoria, British Columbia on the Victoria Clipper” – 9/23/19
Stuffed Suitcase “20 Tips for the Victoria Clipper Seattle to Victoria Ferry” – 9/23/19
International Cruise & Ferry Review “Runway of Opportunity” – 9/23/19
Seattle Magazine “Autumn Retreat” – 9/2/19
Northwest Travel Magazine “Off to BC on the Victoria Clipper V” – 8/26/19
Eat, Drink, Travel, Y’all! “Where to Eat and Drink in Victoria, BC!” – 8/15/19
Passports & Preemies “Six Things to Know When Taking the Clipper Ferry to Victoria from Seattle.” – 8/13/19
Our Traveling Zoo “Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands. A Parents’ Guide.” – 7/21/19
USA Today 10 Best “10 Quintessential Ways to Enjoy Summer in the Pacific Northwest” – 7/10/19
2 Travel Dads “Taking the Victoria Clipper from Seattle: Everything You Need to Know (and a Victoria Itinerary)” – 6/28/19
Where Traveler “Venture Out of Seattle” – 6/21/19
Branded Expedition “Clipper Vacations: The Way to See Victoria and The Butchart Gardens” – 6/16/19
Laura Jane Atelier “How to Spend 24 Hours in Seattle with Clipper Vacations” – 6/4/19
Seattleite “Cross Whale Watching Off Your Summer Bucket List” – 5/30/19
Cruise & Ferry “Talking to an Innovative Ferry Industry Trailblazer” – 5/2/19
All Things Kate “Ultimate Guide to Victoria” – 4/22/19
Instinct Magazine “Travel Thursday: Vacationing in Victoria, BC & the Iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel” – 4/11/19
DINE Magazine “Dining in Seattle” – 4/5/19
Vic News “Victoria Clipper V Ferry Launches New ‘Vista Class'” – 4/1/19
Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary “Whale Watching with Clipper Vacations” – 3/29/19
Times Colonist “Clipper Cuts Environmental Footprint with Bigger Vessel” – 3/28/19
Victoria Buzz “Victoria Clipper Now Offers a Higher Level of Luxury Aboard Newest Vessel” – 3/28/19
TriLife Fitness “Find Your True North in Victoria, BC” – 3/26/19
Tiny Cup of Cake “Taking the Clipper to Victoria, BC & Travel Guide” – 2/27/19
Northwest Travel Magazine “Whale Watching in the Salish Sea” – 2/18/19
My Family Stuff “Three Days in Seattle with Kids” – 1/9/19
South Whidbey Record “Langley Economy Anchored by Clipper Christmas Ship” – 12/31/18
What’s Up NW “Recap: Langley Christmas by the Sea with Clipper Vacations” – 12/11/18
Laura Jane Atelier “Seattle Getaway with Clipper Vacations” – 12/4/18
Seattle Times “Need a Getaway to Celebrate (Or Escape) the Holidays? Travel Like a Queen to Victoria” – 11/29/18
Whidbey News-Times “Elves Added to Holiday Happenings in Langley” – 11/27/18
What’s Up Northwest “Clipper Vacations’ Langley Christmas By the Sea Holiday Day Trip” – 11/27/18
Eat | Play | Sleep “Seattle-based Clipper Returns to Langley for Holiday Weekends in December” – 11/13/18
Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary “A Long Weekend in Victoria with Clipper” – 11/5/18
Branded Expedition “Why Everyone Should Spend the Day Sailing with Clipper Vacations” – 10/11/18
Eat, Drink, Travel, Y’all “A Guide to Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Victoria, BC” – 9/27/18
Seattle PI “Seattle to Victoria with Clipper Vacations: Family-Friendly Travel for All Ages” – 8/29/18
The Irish Times “Non-sleepless in Seattle: A Mellow, Cultured, Foodie Destination” – 8/23/18
Seattleite “Seattleite Guide to Summer in Victoria, BC” – 8/7/18
Seattle Times “Water Taxis, Pickle Boats, Aquatic Pub Crawls: Explore Victoria by Boat” – 7/25/18
Seattleite “5 Great Places to Honeymoon in the PNW” – 7/06/18
Woodinville Weekly “Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands” – 7/03/18
A Couples World Tour “Romantic Getaway to Victoria, BC – 5 Must Do Things While You Are There” – 6/26/18
The Arbos “San Juan Island Travel Guide” – 6/17/18
My Family Stuff “Travel to Seattle and Victoria with the Clipper” – 6/08/18
Travel Pluse “Clipper Vacations Launches Whale Watching Season” – 5/30/18
USA 10 BEST “10 Unique Ways to Get Around the Northwest this Summer” – 5/29/18
Travel Pluse “From Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia with Clipper Vacations” – 5/28/18
Wolves & Waterfalls “7 Reasons You Should Visit The Butchart Gardens” – 5/15/18
Times Colonist “Clipper Introduces Larger, Faster Vessel to Victoria- Seattle Route” – 5/10/18
Wolves & Waterfalls “The Weekend Trip Guide to Victoria, B.C.” – 5/8/18
Seattle Times “Head to Victoria, B.C., For a Weekend of Outdoor Fun” – 4/25/18
The Woodinville Weekly “Clipper Vacations Grey Whale Watching” – 4/10/18
Wall Street Journal “Portland of the North: Quaint Victoria Finds a New Cool” – 4/10/18
Revenge Bakery “See, Eat, Do: Victoria British Columbia” – 4/3/18
Seattle PI “Connelly: Outdoors in Victoria: Exploring B.C.’s Capital Without a Car” – 3/26/18
South Whidbey Record “Time for Whales and Whale Watching Boats” – 3/7/18
Cruise & Ferry “New High-Speed Clipper Ferry to Begin Service on 9 March 2018” – 3/5/18
Victoria Buzz “Clipper Vacations to Launch New High-Speed Vessel on March 9th” – 3/2/18
Victoria News “Victoria Clipper V Makes Inaugural Voyage on Victoria to Seattle Run” – 3/2/18
425 Magazine “Sailing in Style on the Victoria Clipper V” – 3/1/18
KIRO 7 “New Victoria Clipper Boat About to Start Service Out of Seattle” – 2/28/18
Puget Sound Business Journal “Sneak Peek: Victoria Clipper Ferry Hits Puget Sound Waters Promising a Smoother Ride to Victoria, B.C.” – 3/1/18
Times Colonist “Clipper I makes last Victoria-Seattle run before retiring” – 2/20/18
Victoria Buzz “The Original Victoria Clipper Vessel Made its Final Journey into the Sunset Today” – 2/20/18
Chek News “Original Victoria Clipper Makes Final Trip” – 2/20/18
Chek News “Original Victoria Clipper sets sail for the final time Tuesday” – 2/20/18
Laura Jane Atelier “Northwest Flower and Garden Show with Clipper Vacations” – 2/16/18
Morgan Lillian “How to Spend Your Weekend in Victoria, BC” – 2/7/18
Tiffany Owens “Idyll Wild: Coastal Adventures on Vancouver Island, British Columbia” – 1/2/18
Anchored | Adrift “Time to Disconnect (+ A Weekend Getaway in Victoria, BC)” – 12/30/17
Molly’s Musings “A Weekend in Victoria” – 12/12/17
Seattleite “Winter Wanderlust: Christmas By the Sea” – 12/12/17
Eat Green Things “Victoria, BC in a Day” – 12/06/17
Thrifty Northwest Mom “Clipper Vacations’ Christmas by the Sea Day Trip to Langley – Review & Tips” – 12/05/17
USA Today “Day Trip Cruises from Seattle to Canada” – 11/14/17
Grace With a Lens “A Weekend Adventure with Clipper Vacations” – 11/08/17
Tribe on a Quest “Victoria Butterfly Gardens” – 11/04/17
Tribe on a Quest “The Butchart Gardens” – 11/03/17
Tribe on a Quest “Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort Review” – 11/02/17
Tribe on a Quest “Our Journey to British Columbia Aboard the Victoria Clipper” – 11/01/17
Following Fall “Oceanside Opulence in Victoria, BC” – 10/6/17
Seattle Refined “Driving the Pacific Marine Circle Route Makes for a Delightful (& Delicious) Adventure” – 09/26/17
Seattle Refined “Port Renfrew Gives Nature Lovers Tons to See and Do” – 09/26/17
South Whidbey Record “Clipper Vacations to Return with Holiday Trips” – 09/26/17
What’s Up NW “A One Day Guide to Victoria This Fall” – 09/18/17
The Daily Herald “Flowers, Tea, Ketchup Chips, Romance…Victoria Has it All” – 09/07/17
Boulevard Magazine “Super Seattle: Savoring a Seaport City on a Baseball Weekend” Pages 97-100 – 09/01/17
The Mandagies “Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands” – 08/18/17
Seattle PI “Clipper Vacations from Seattle for a Day of Food and Fun in Friday Harbor” – 08/18/17
Reward Expert “Clipper Vacations: The Pacific Northwest by Water” – 08/12/17
Walking on Travels “Take Romantic Getaways to Victoria, BC for a Uniquely British Escape” – 06/27/17
Evening “Meet the Real Locals Through a Seattle to San Juans Whale Watching Trip” – 06/20/17
Food Wine Travel Magazine “Victoria BC: Where Old World Charm Meets Contemporary Luxury” – 06/8/17
USA TODAY 10 Best “Celebrate Summer at These 10 Places in the Pacific Northwest” – 05/29/17
Seattle PI “Clipper Vacations to Victoria BC for Gin and Torte at the Fairmont Empress” – 05/29/17
South Whidbey Record “Langley Business Booster: Clipper Shuttles Thousands to City in Slow Season” – 04/28/17
Visit Seattle “Take a (Spring) Break! You’ve Earned It.” – 4/25/17
Three Sheets Northwest “View from the Helm: An Enlightening and Entertaining Ride on the Victoria Clipper” – 04/17/17
Seattle PI “Gray whales return to Puget Sound for spring feeding” – 03/25/17
Seattleite “Weekend Wanderings: San Juan Island” – 03/15/17
Evening “See a New Side Of Victoria with Clipper Vacations and the Westin Bear Mountain Resort” – 03/15/17
SveetesKapes “Romantic Island Getaway, Victoria, BC” – 03/6/17
A Luxury Travel Blog “5 Luxury Winter Escapes in Victoria, B.C.” – 02/11/17
Fresh Jess “Victoria, BC: The Perfect Weekend Shopping Getaway” – 11/25/16
Fresh Jess “Things to Know, Pack & Do for a Trip to Victoria, BC” – 11/25/16
Seattle Magazine “Road Trip: Victoria, BC” – 11/09/16
Seattleite “Weekend Wanderings: Halloween Getaways” – 10/19/16
Chek News “402 Cookin’ on the Road Songhess Seafood &Steam” – 10/04/16
New Day Northwest “Fun Fall Getaways with Clipper Vacations and Amtrak Cascades” – 09/27/16
USA Today 10Best.com “Fall Bucket List: 10 Things to Do in the Pacific Northwest” – 09/07/16
Evening “Climb Aboard the Clipper to Victoria, BC” – 08/31/16
Douglas Magazine “Food Truck Mania Hits YYJ” – 08/16/16
Seattleite “Planning Your Summer Visit to Victoria, BC” – 08/11/16
Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary “Our Long Weekend in Victoria, BC” – 07/29/16
Where Traveler “Relax on the Water with These Seattle Boat Tours” – 07/26/16
Evening “A Whale of a Trip for Mary’s Place Residents” – 07/14/16
Pacific Northwest Seasons “Victoria B.C. Day Trip: By Sea for Tea at the Empress” – 07/13/16
Life Unadorned “San Juan Islands Whale Watching with Clipper Vacations” – 07/12/16
Postcards to Seattle “Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands” – 07/10/16
New Day Northwest “Visit the Beautiful Butchart Gardens with Clipper Vacations” – 07/07/16
Angela Travels “Fun for Locals Tourists: Clipper Vacations Whale Watching Tour” – 07/07/16
Victoria Wright “In Search of Orcas” – 06/23/16
Natalie Wall “San Juan Islands, Washington” – 06/21/16
Laura Lawson Visconti “Seeing Orcas by Kayak” – 06/17/16
SHAW TV “Songhees Nation Food Truck” – 06/14/16
Times Colonist “Around Town – Teaming Up for First Nations Food” – 05/14/16
Victoria Buzz “Songhees Seafood and Steam Food Truck: Food + Culture + Community” – 05/12/16
CHEK TV “Aboriginal Food Truck Opens in Victoria” – 05/12/16
Times Colonist “First Nations Food Truck at Clipper’s Terminal a Win for Songhees” – 04/30/16
USA Today 10Best.com “The Best Naughty and Nice Bits of Victoria, B.C.” – 03/08/16
King5.com “Spring into Bloom with Clipper Vacations & Butchart Gardens” – 02/18/16
TimesColonist.com “German Purchase of Victoria Clipper part of North America Foray” – 02/04/16
VancouverSun.com “New Passenger Ferry Set to Run Between Victoria and Downtown Vancouver” – 1/19/16
GlobalNews.ca “New Ferry to Sail Between Vancouver and Victoria” – 1/19/16
TimesColonist.com “Clipper Plans Victoria-Vancouver Ferry Service” – 1/19/16
SeattleTimes.com “Seattle-Based Clipper Sold to German Company; New Routes Planned” – 1/19/16
VanCityBuzz.com “Victoria Clipper Announces New Ferry Route from Victoria to Downtown Vancouver” – 1/19/16
StuffedSuitcase.com “The Ultimate Easy Getaway Ferry From Seattle to Victoria” – 01/13/16
SeattleTimes.com “Sun, Blanket of Clouds Offer Beautiful View” – 12/29/15
FreshJess.com “Weekend Holiday in Victoria, B.C.” – 12/16/15
Seattleite.com “A Delightful Winter Tradition in Victoria, B.C.” – 11/23/15
LATimes.com “Deal: Going to Seattle? Hop a ferry and spend a night in Canada for just $125” – 09/24/15
425 Magazine “Whale Tales – Exploring the Orca World” – 04/27/15
KomoNews.com “Victoria Clipper lends assist to sinking fishing boat” – 7/11/2013
Kiro7.com “Routine ferry run turns into emergency rescue mission” – 7/11/2013
TimesColonist.com “Whoosh, gulp, splash: Humpbacks are big hits in Juan de Fuca Strait” – 6/12/2013
SeattlePi.com “Photos: Humpback whales flocking to Puget Sound, straits” – 6/12/2013

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