Victoria Harbour Ferry is the fastest and most convenient way to get around Victoria’s Inner Harbour, whether you’re commuting to work or visiting the city for the first time. Our happy little boats have been connecting locals and visitors to Victoria’s waterfront neighbourhoods, parks and communities for almost 30 years. Founded in 1990 with just two ferry boats, we have since expanded to a team of over 50 seasonal and full-time crew members and have carried more than four million passengers.
Take a walk with us down memory lane and see for yourself why Victoria Harbour Ferry is one of the city’s most treasured attractions.
Victoria Harbour Ferry was launched in 1990 with just two ferry boats. These happy boats quickly became an iconic symbol of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
⇦ JUNE 1990
JULY 1990 ⇨
FIRST WATER BALLET
When the harbour ferries were originally brought to Victoria in 1990, the Skippers were amazed at their maneuverability. Taking inspiration from the world famous RCMP Musical Ride, they set out to test their abilities by creating a synchronized performance and the Water Ballet was born!
The 1994 Commonwealth Games brought world wide attention to Victoria Harbour Ferry when it performed its signature Water Ballet for 18 days straight.
⇦ AUGUST 1994
APRIL 2013 ⇨
FIRST PICKLE PUB CRAWL
In 2013, Victoria Harbour Ferry introduced a one-of-kind pub crawl featuring the lovable green ferries, affectionately nicknamed “pickle boats.”
FIRST ZERO-EMISSION ELECTRIC FERRY
In anticipation of the company’s 25th anniversary, Victoria Harbour Ferry introduced their first electric passenger vessel. Since then, the number has grown to four eco-friendly, zero-omission electric ferries that will preserve the environment for future generations to enjoy.
⇦ MAY 2015
JUNE 2015 ⇨
CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
To celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, Victoria Harbour Ferry treated locals to a Community Birthday Party featuring a BBQ and free 30-minute tours.
RALMAX GROUP OF COMPANIES
Majority ownership of Victoria Harbour Ferry was acquired in June 2020 by the Ralmax Group of Companies.
NICE TO MEET YOU
It takes an entire team of happy people to run our happy boats. From retired naval officers, police officers, and lawyers to professional golfers, restaurateurs, sailing instructors, and florists, our crew is made up of some of the most interesting and amazing folks you’ll ever meet!
JOIN OUR TEAM
It takes an entire crew of happy people to run our happy boats. Explore our job openings and find a career you’ll love!