The ferry MV Coho backs into the dock upon its arrival from Victoria on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The ferry MV Coho backs into the dock upon its arrival from Victoria on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Coho summer sailing season begins; fourth round trip added

PORT ANGELES — The MV Coho ferry added a fourth round-trip sailing between Port Angeles and Victoria today, Black Ball Ferry Line officials announced.

Through Sept. 5, the ferry will leave Port Angeles daily at 8:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 5:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Coho will leave Victoria’s Inner Harbour daily at 6:10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The added trips for the summer sailing season are the 9:30 p.m. daily departure from Port Angeles and the 6:10 a.m. daily departure from Victoria.

The 1,000-passenger Coho ferry has been making the 90-minute sailing across the Strait of Juan de Fuca for 58 years.

More than 400,000 passengers and 125,000 vehicles travel on the ferry every year, according to Black Ball Ferry Line, which operates the 341-foot-long vessel.

The cost to ride the ferry is $18.50 for walk-on passengers and $64 for vehicle travelers. Children 11 and younger can walk on board for $9.25, while kids 4 and younger are admitted free.

Through May 31, 2018, Black Ball Ferry Line is offering one free round trip for travelers on their birthday. Valid identification must be provided at the ticket counter to verify date of birth.

For reservations or information on the Coho ferry, including Vancouver Island trip planning, visit www.CohoFerry.com or call 877-386-2202.

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