50th Celebration: The Victoria Clipper III

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Board the amazing high-speed Victoria Clipper III catamaran and enjoy an incredible scenic ride up to the San Juan Islands and Rosario Resort, the birthplace of PAPS. The Victoria Clipper III will take 200 PAPS guests up to Rosario on an amazing journey past some of the most beautiful nature on the Pacific Ocean. 

You may start boarding the Victoria Clipper III from pier 69, just 100 meters North of the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel at 11:30 am on Thursday, June 1st. Departure is at 12:00 sharp so please arrive on time for passenger check in. From there we will travel past Seattle, Everett, and western most shores of the Continental United States on our way to the stunningly spectacular Deception Pass. Keep your eyes open, you will likely see bald eagles, sea lions, and sea otters along the way as we head north to the U.S. San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands. The ride up is fast but its very calm and steady on this high speed catamaran at over 30 knots! We then head to Rosario Resort, the birthplace of PAPS, for a special 50th Anniversary dinner and champagne toast celebration. After dinner, we will return on the Victoria Clipper III back to Seattle.

Excursion includes

  • Round trip transportation on the Victoria Clipper III on June 1st
  • Departure Lunch (New)
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Family Style Gourmet Dinner at Rosario Resort
  • Champagne Toast
  • Souvenir PAPS 50th Anniversary Champagne Glass

Want more adventure? You can elect to disembark the Victoria Clipper III and stay at Rosario Resort for the night or the weekend (highly recommended)! We have a block of rooms reserved at Rosario for the evening of June 1st at a very low rate. If you decide to stay at Rosario, your return Seattle will need to be arranged (because the Victoria Clipper will have left the night before) but that's actually party of the fun...Kenmore Air docks their Seaplanes service docks right in front of the hotel at the Rosario marina just a few feet from your hotel room. So why not return back to Seattle or via Kenmore Air's Sea plane! They can also get you all the way back to Sea-Tac International airport if that's what you need. See the "Fun Stuff" menu tab for more information! 

Note: The 50th Celebration: Return to Rosario excursion aboard the Victoria Clipper III is a special additional tour NOT included in your general meeting registration fee. Reservations are required and limited to the first 200 reservations due to space restrictions.

Seats remaining as of 5-12-2017: 8

Age Price Notes
0-1 year $0 Even though kids in this age group are free, please email your child's name to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We must have all names of passengers for the passenger manifest.
1-4 years $125 Use Gold Button
5-10 years $160 Use Silver Button
11 and up $200 Use Blue Button


FOR NEW RESERVATIONS and the ROSARIO EXCURSION aboard the Victoria Clipper III, use the BLUE Buy Now button below for all passengers age 11 and up! CHANGE QUANTITY ON NEXT PAGE FOR MULTIPLE RESERVATIONS. 

The Silver Button below is for Children age 5-10 only. Only use this option if your family member is age 5-10.

The Gold Button below is for Children age 2-4.

  Rosario Resort Excursion Refund Policy:

  • 90% refund up until April 1st (-10% for credit card processing fees) Expired
  • 62.5% refund April 1 through May 1st (confirmed reservation fees) Expired
  • No refunds after May 1st, 

The glod button below is a TEST button for Castelli services only...do not use 

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