Sail the Salish Sea

Seasonal Service – Buy Your 2019 Tickets Now:

From March 15th, 2019 to April 15th, 2019: Departs at 2pm│ 3 hours 30 minutes

From April 16th, 2019 to September 30th, 2019: Departs at 430pm│ 3 hours 30 minutes

From October 1st, 2019 to October 31st, 2019: Departs at 2pm│ 3 hours 30 minutes


The V2V Empress operates seasonally between downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

We welcome you aboard the V2V Family. Together we will create memorable experiences through an inspiring connection of people, places and moments.

V2V is a premium cruise service connecting downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. V2V provides a uniquely beautiful, comfortable and convenient journey for travellers seeking a highly personalised and authentic experience, including two stylish seating classes, a selection of local cuisine, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and free on-board Wi-Fi.

The voyage meanders through beautiful islands and Active Pass, and sails across the Salish Sea. There are no bus transfers or lengthy cab rides needed: Cruise from downtown to downtown in style!

Community aboard V2V Vacations


The Songhees have conducted a Brushing off ceremony to bless and support our operation on their lands and seas. We encourage participation, understanding and respect for all who live in and visit this beautiful part of the world.

comfort about V2V Vacations


There are two comfortable seating classes, designed to meet your requirements. Each leather seat with high back and headrest is equipped with an individual power outlet. In Royal Class, personalized food and beverage table service is included and provided throughout the voyage with a selection of local British Columbia flavours. For our Premium Class guests, we have snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages for purchase. All of our guests can stay connected throughout the journey with free Wi-Fi.

Convenience abroad V2V Vacations


Departing from downtown Vancouver at the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, one level above the Seaplane Terminal and Docks, on the Waterfront Walkway, our Terminal is within walking distance of a variety of accommodation options, including luxury hotels such as the Fairmont Pacific Rim and the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel as well as boutique properties.

In Victoria, we depart directly from the Inner Harbour at the historic Steamship Building. The V2V dock is within walking distance of the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the Hotel Grand Pacific as well as pick up points to the best Victoria and Butchart Gardens sightseeing tours and activities.