The Harbour Ferry Water Ballet is back for its 22nd season in Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Water ferry ballet launches 22nd season

Victoria Harbour Ferry performs in Victoria's Inner Harbour

  • May. 19, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Victoria Harbour Ferry hit the water for the 22nd Harbour Ferry Water Ballet season on Sunday.

The 10-minute water ballet showcases the agility of iconic boats and the ballet captains’ practiced ability to manoeuvre their vessels in sync to a select ballet song in the Inner Harbour.

Every Sunday morning from May through September, five green Harbour Ferries line up at the Causeway Marina and perform for hundreds of onlookers.

The complex “dance steps” – which combine military marching and RCMP Musical Ride manoeuvres, as well as a touch of creative choreography – requires the Ballet Captains to practice weekly.

During the performance, the Captains cannot even hear the music and rely solely on the Ballet Leader to shout out turn sequences.

With over 300 performances and tens of thousands of onlookers, the ballet remains the world’s only water ballet.

New this year is the addition of a Saturday ballet in July and August.



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