Service notice - Tug & Barge with Water Taxi Service - Bella Coola - Ocean Falls - Shearwater - Bella Bella - March 11 - May 23, 2024

Posted:   Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Updated on: Wednesdsay, April 10, 2024

Tug & Barge with Water Taxi Service
Discovery Coast Connector

Bella Coola – Ocean Falls – Shearwater – Bella Bella

April – May 23, 2024

Alternate service will be available if you are planning to travel between Bella Coola – Ocean Falls – Shearwater– Bella Bella while our regular vessel that provides service on this Discovery Coast route undergoes its regulatory refit March 11 – May 23, 2024. A vehicle-only tug & barge and passenger-only water taxi will provide service on a modified schedule during this period.

Reservations for both tug & barge and water taxi travel are mandatory and must be booked separately.

Due to different vessel speeds, departure and arrival times for the tug & barge service may differ from that for the water taxi. Please plan to be separated from your vehicle for the difference in time.

Vehicle-only tug & barge service will depart and arrive from BC Ferries terminals; regular check in times apply for reservations. 

Foot passenger only water taxi service will depart and arrive from BC Ferries terminals, with the exception of Bella Bella, where service will be provided via the floating dock located at the south side of McLoughlin Bay. Regular check in times apply for all tug water taxi reservations.

Please call 1-888-223-3779 to make a booking as a foot-passenger or with a vehicle.

Modified Schedule:

 

April Departures

Date

Route

Tug & Barge

Water Taxi

Departure

Arrival

Departure

Arrival

April 12

Bella Coola to Ocean Falls

Friday

6:30 am

Friday

5:00 pm

Friday

3:00 pm

Friday

5:30 pm

 

Ocean Falls to Shearwater

Friday

5:30 pm

Friday

10:00 pm

Friday

6:00 pm

Friday

7:30 pm

 

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Friday

10:30 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

Friday

11:00 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

April 13

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Saturday

12:35 am

Saturday

1:30  am

Saturday

12:30 am

Saturday

1:00 am

April 14

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Sunday

2:00 am

Sunday

3:00 am

Sunday

2:15 am

Sunday

3:00 am

 

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:00 am

Shearwater to Ocean Falls

Sunday

5:00 am

Sunday

9:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

6:00 am

Ocean Falls to Bella Coola

Sunday

10:00 am

Sunday

8:30 pm

Sunday

6:30 am

Sunday

9:00 am

April 19

Bella Coola to Ocean Falls

Friday

6:30 am

Friday

5:00 pm

Friday

3:00 pm

Friday

5:30 pm

 

Ocean Falls to Shearwater

Friday

5:30 pm

Friday

10:00 pm

Friday

6:00 pm

Friday

7:30 pm

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Friday

10:30 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

Friday

11:00 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

April 20

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Saturday

12:35 am

Saturday

1:30  am

Saturday

12:30 am

Saturday

1:00 am

April 21

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Sunday

2:00 am

Sunday

3:00 am

Sunday

2:15 am

Sunday

3:00 am

 

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:00 am

Shearwater to Ocean Falls

Sunday

5:00 am

Sunday

9:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

6:00 am

Ocean Falls to Bella Coola

Sunday

10:00 am

Sunday

8:30 pm

Sunday

6:30 am

Sunday

9:00 am

April 26

Bella Coola to Ocean Falls

Friday

6:30 am

Friday

5:00 pm

Friday

3:00 pm

Friday

5:30 pm

 

Ocean Falls to Shearwater

Friday

5:30 pm

Friday

10:00 pm

Friday

6:00 pm

Friday

7:30 pm

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Friday

10:30 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

Friday

11:00 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

 

April 27

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Saturday

12:35 am

Saturday

1:30  am

Saturday

12:30 am

Saturday

1:00 am

April 28

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Sunday

2:00 am

Sunday

3:00 am

Sunday

2:15 am

Sunday

3:00 am

 

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:00 am

Shearwater to Ocean Falls

Sunday

5:00 am

Sunday

9:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

6:00 am

Ocean Falls to Bella Coola

Sunday

10:00 am

Sunday

8:30 pm

Sunday

6:30 am

Sunday

9:00 am

 

 

 

May Departures

Date

Route

Tug & Barge

Water Taxi

Departure

Arrival

Departure

Arrival

May 3

Bella Coola to Ocean Falls

Friday

6:30 am

Friday

5:00 pm

Friday

3:00 pm

Friday

5:30 pm

Ocean Falls to Shearwater

Friday

5:30 pm

Friday

10:00 pm

Friday

6:00 pm

Friday

7:30 pm

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Friday

10:30 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

Friday

11:00 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

May 4

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Saturday

12:35 am

Saturday

1:30  am

Saturday

12:30 am

Saturday

1:00 am

May 5

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Sunday

2:00 am

Sunday

3:00 am

Sunday

2:15 am

Sunday

3:00 am

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:00 am

Shearwater to Ocean Falls

Sunday

5:00 am

Sunday

9:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

6:00 am

Ocean Falls to Bella Coola

Sunday

10:00 am

Sunday

8:30 pm

Sunday

6:30 am

Sunday

9:00 am

May 10

Bella Coola to Ocean Falls

Friday

6:30 am

Friday

5:00 pm

Friday

3:00 pm

Friday

5:30 pm

Ocean Falls to Shearwater

Friday

5:30 pm

Friday

10:00 pm

Friday

6:00 pm

Friday

7:30 pm

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Friday

10:30 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

Friday

11:00 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

May 11

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Saturday

12:35 am

Saturday

1:30  am

Saturday

12:30 am

Saturday

1:00 am

May 12

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Sunday

2:00 am

Sunday

3:00 am

Sunday

2:15 am

Sunday

3:00 am

 

 

 

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:00 am

Shearwater to Ocean Falls

Sunday

5:00 am

Sunday

9:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

6:00 am

Ocean Falls to Bella Coola

Sunday

10:00 am

Sunday

8:30 pm

Sunday

6:30 am

Sunday

9:00 am

May 17

Bella Coola to Ocean Falls

Friday

6:30 am

Friday

5:00 pm

Friday

3:00 pm

Friday

5:30 pm

 

 

Ocean Falls to Shearwater

Friday

5:30 pm

Friday

10:00 pm

Friday

6:00 pm

Friday

7:30 pm

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Friday

10:30 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

Friday

11:00 pm

Saturday

12:00 am

May 18

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Saturday

12:35 am

Saturday

1:30  am

Saturday

12:30 am

Saturday

1:00 am

May 19

Shearwater to McLoughlin Bay

Sunday

2:00 am

Sunday

3:00 am

Sunday

2:15 am

Sunday

3:00 am

 

 

 

McLoughlin Bay to Shearwater

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

3:30 am

Sunday

4:00 am

Shearwater to Ocean Falls

Sunday

5:00 am

Sunday

9:30 am

Sunday

4:30 am

Sunday

6:00 am

Ocean Falls to Bella Coola

Sunday

10:00 am

Sunday

8:30 pm

Sunday

6:30 am

Sunday

9:00 am

 

 

 

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