Southern Gulf Islands Schedules


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Map of BC Ferries' Southern Gulf Islands routes

Foot Passenger customers travelling from Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands between May 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 can make a reservation. BC Ferries is providing customers the opportunity to secure their travel plans when travelling to the Southern Gulf Islands during this period to better understand how customers utilize reservations and to help design future fare affordability options. Travel must be paid for at time of booking (no reservation fee will apply) while space is available. To make a reservation, please call Customer Care at 1-888-BC-FERRY (223-3779).

Prepaid vehicle reservations are recommended on all sailings between Tsawwassen and the Southern Gulf Islands. Use our on-line reservations service, or contact us by phone. You may also travel on a stand-by basis (check schedule for exceptions).

If you're headed to Salt Spring Island from the Lower Mainland, you can also travel by taking our Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay and Swartz Bay-Fulford Harbour routes. Ask for a Throughfare ticket when you arrive at Tsawwassen. This will let you travel on both routes at the Tsawwassen-Gulf Islands fare.

If you want to sail to Mayne, Pender, Galiano or Saturna Island, you have the option of catching the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry. At Swartz Bay, you would then board the appropriate sailing to your island of choice (click on Vancouver Island Departures for schedule info). Again, ask for a Throughfare ticket when you arrive at our Tsawwassen terminal.

If you are travelling from the Gulf Islands back to Tsawwassen, you can obtain a date-stamped identification voucher on board the Gulf Islands ferry. This can be purchased from a dispensing machine on some vessels, the snack bar, or Mate on other ships. When you disembark at Swartz Bay, the voucher will enable you to buy your Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen transfer ticket at the lower Throughfare rate.

Using a Throughfare option? Click here for directions on how to return to Swartz Bay Terminal after disembarking >>

Note: These travel options do not provide guaranteed connections.