Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay for the entire fare online?

When making a reservation which includes a travel package with accommodation and/or an attraction – Yes, the entire fee will be prepaid online.

When reserving online to guarantee your passage, only the reservation fee is charged. The full amount is displayed online for passenger convenience. However, the full amount is to be paid upon arrival at the ferry terminal.

What time do I need to arrive at the terminal?

Walk on passengers: 20 minutes ahead of sailing time
Vehicles in Victoria: 90 minutes ahead (60 minutes for 6:10am sailing) of sailing time
Vehicles in Port Angeles: 60 minutes ahead of sailing time
If you do not have a vehicle reservation, please phone the appropriate terminal to find out when your party needs to be at the terminal for your desired sailing.

Why do I need to be in my vehicle 90 minutes prior to sailing?

U.S. Border Security procedures take time. These regulations require that all passengers be in the vehicle during security checks. Failure to comply may result in your party being declined entry. Once security checks are complete passengers must remain in the compound of the terminal until departure.

Why does the price change when I am paying in Canadian funds?

All of our rates are in U.S. dollars. Canadian currency is accepted, subject to current exchange rates. All credit cards used in Canada can be processed in American or Canadian funds. 

Is there parking available at the terminal?

Parking is available in numerous privately operated lots within 1 or 2 blocks from our Port Angeles ferry terminal. Prices range from $10 - $15 per day.

Where do I buy tickets for a bus once I leave the terminal?

There are two different types of bus transportation, sightseeing and public transportation. Please visit our transportation page here for more information.

Can a child under the age of 12 take the ferry without an adult?

No. Children under the age of 12 will not be allowed passage unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Is the ferry accessible for those with mobility issues?

Yes. For all passengers requiring extra assistance for boarding, disembarking, or accessing the passenger deck, our terminal personnel will be happy to assist.

Are pets allowed on board the ship?

Yes. The midship lounge and solarium are both pet friendly areas. Dog kennels are located in the Solarium on the outer deck.

How long does the trip take?

Sailing time is approximately 90 minutes.

Can the ferry take all types of vehicles?

Yes. The M.V. Coho can accommodate all vehicle types including campers, trucks, motor homes, trailers, motorcycles, commercial trucks and tour buses. 

Is smoking permitted on the ferry? 

Yes. Smoking is permitted on the exterior of the ferry only. 

Is food service available on the ferry? 

Yes, the M.V. Coho features a cafeteria and gift shop with a selection of food items available  view onboard amenities here

Are you allowed on the car deck while sailing? 

For your safety, access to the car deck is prohibited while underway. 

What can Canadian citizens bring back into Canada? 

Please click here for information regarding duty free merchandise, or visit the Canada Border Services Agency for more information. 

What can U.S. citizens bring back into the U.S.A.?

Please click here for information regarding duty free merchandise, or visit U.S. Customs and Border Security for more information.