The Clipper announced Wednesday it will be launching its Vancouver to Victoria ferry service next spring.
The 52-meter high-speed catamaran, called Halunder Jet, currently operates in the North Sea and can carry 579 passengers and travel at speeds up to 36 knots.
Clipper will receive the catamaran from its parent company in the fall. Custom built for operations between Hamburg and Heligoland in Germany, the vessel currently moves 372,000 passengers annually.
“Clipper has been committed to ensuring that we have the right vessel for this route,” said Clipper CEO Tobias Haack.
“For more than 30 years we have safely and reliably operated ferry services around the Salish Sea, and we know that customer comfort is again paramount for our new Vancouver to Victoria route. Halunder Jet is the perfect addition to the Clipper fleet and aligns with our high standards for customer service. We could not be more excited to launch this new operation with our longstanding tourism partners in Victoria, Vancouver and across the Pacific Northwest.”
The announcement comes a few weeks after V2V Vacations announced prices for its high-speed luxury passenger ferry service, which will be launching May 1.
Prices begin at $120 (for adults) and tops out at $240 for royal class. Trips will depart from the Convention Centre docks in Vancouver at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Victoria at the Steamship Terminal in the Inner Harbour.
Details have not been released regarding pricing for Clipper’s new service.