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Foot Passenger customers travelling to and from Tsawwassen and the Southern Gulf Islands between September 6, 2016 and March 31, 2017 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).
OTHER TRAVEL OPTIONS
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 Thru Fare 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 Thru Fare 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 Thru Fare rate.
Using a Thru Fare option? Click here for directions on how to return to Swartz Bay Terminal after disembarking.
Note: These travel options do not provide guaranteed connections.