Fifteen hours on a local British Columbia ferry? Why would you want to spend that much time on a not so luxury ferry ship? Considering there wasn’t entertainment like on a cruise ship, one might wonder why…..
1) Travel like a local: I noticed that all the license plates on-board were from British Columbia. After chatting with some of the travellers, all of the ones I chatted with were local folks travelling among the islands.
2) Take your vehicle with you:
To be able to just drive off the ferry boat instead of worrying about looking for car rentals (plus there wasn’t any at the terminal), made travelling with little ones much easier. This was the only ferry that I knew of that had the option of bedrooms as the ride was meant to be 15 hours long…..
3) Eating on the ferry:
There was a cafeteria where we bought some clam chowder and hotdogs for lunch. Nothing fancy, but was perfect for us as we wanted to spend more time looking out at the shoreline.
3) Buffet Dinner:
As the night drew near, it became dark outside. So we ventured in to the dinner buffet. It was nice and quiet, while we enjoyed an extended and delicious meal.
4) Breakfast On-board:
Coincidentally, the next morning was Canada Day. There was a lot of Canadian flags everywhere! Also, besides purchasing breakfast at the cafeteria, there was free cake for all!
I was so glad that I got to experience this ferry trip! To be honest, most British Columbians themselves had never take this ride either….