Seattle Times: Clipper Acquired; Plans New Routes

Chris Guizlo / January 19, 2016

In today’s edition of The Seattle TimesSeattle-based and founded Clipper announced it was acquired by global shipping and ferry group, FRS. Clipper, operator of Clipper Vacations, operates the Victoria Clipper ferry service from Seattle to Victoria, and Seattle to the San Juan Islands. Clipper also provides vacation package options for visitors and locals alike to explore the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.

As a result of the acquisition, Clipper will be expanding its Canadian service with a new hub in Vancouver connecting downtown Victoria with downtown Vancouver. For those of us in Seattle that means you will soon be able to travel from downtown Seattle to downtown Vancouver, via Victoria.

Clipper Founder CEO and Board Chair Merideth Tall will continue to lead the company and remains a minority owner.

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Chris is at the cusp of what’s next when it comes to the digital world, and we’re thankful for it. When he’s not answering questions about podcast strategy or live streaming events, you can find him pitching media and writing blog posts for clients. His unique background in Washington D.C., both in political affairs and as a Communications Manager for the American Heart Association, provides a point of view that is invaluable to the work we do every day. He has the ability to immerse himself in his clients’ worlds, becoming a subject-matter expert who is genuinely invested in their business.

After work you can often find Chris enjoying a pint at a local microbrewery, trying to jumpstart his adult league hockey career, playing with his dogs, London and Wellington, or traveling around the country for airline miles.