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Thru fares between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Southern Gulf Islands

With a thru fare, you can travel both ways between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and the Southern Gulf Islands via a connection at Victoria (Swartz Bay). This fare is the same price as sailing directly from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to the Southern Gulf Islands. This option is available for passengers and standard and oversize vehicles only.
 

How to travel with a thru fare

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Pender Island via Swartz Bay
  • Travel on the Saturday’s 5:00 pm sailings from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Pender Island via Swartz Bay
  • To guarantee travel to Swartz Bay, book your vehicle online
  • At Tsawwassen terminal ticket booth, ask the agent for a thru fare ticket to Pender Island. You will receive a receipt and thru fare ticket to Pender Island.
    • With reservation: You will receive two receipts, one for the reservation and another receipt for vehicle and passengers, along with the thru fare ticket
  • Upon arrival at Swartz Bay terminal, present your thru fare ticket at a ticket booth and purchase your ticket for the next available sailing to Pender Island
  • If you made a booking between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Swartz Bay, you will receive a refund from the Swartz Bay terminal ticket agent for the reservation premium upon presentation of your reservation receipt 
  • This is not a guaranteed connection, travel is based on space availability

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Saturna Island via Swartz Bay
  • Travel on the 7:00 am sailing Monday through Friday, or the 5:00 pm sailing Saturday, Sunday or Holiday Mondays from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Saturna Island via Swartz Bay
  • To guarantee travel to Swartz Bay, book your vehicle online
  • At Tsawwassen terminal ticket booth, ask the ticket agent for a thru fare ticket to Saturna Island. You will receive a receipt and thru fare ticket to Saturna Island.
    • With reservation: You will receive two receipts, one for the reservation and another receipt for vehicle and passengers, along with the thru fare ticket
  • Upon arrival at Swartz Bay terminal, present your thru fare ticket at a ticket booth and purchase your ticket for the next available sailing to Saturna Island
  • If you made a booking between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Swartz Bay terminal on either of these two sailings, you will receive a refund from the Swartz Bay terminal ticket agent for the reservation premium upon presentation of your reservation receipt 
  • This is not a guaranteed connection, travel is based on space availability

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour) via Swartz Bay
  • Travel on any sailing from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour) via Swartz Bay terminal
  • At Tsawwassen terminal ticket booth, ask the ticket agent for a thru fare ticket to Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour)
  • Upon arrival at Swartz Bay terminal, present your thru fare ticket at a ticket booth and purchase your ticket for the next available sailing to Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour)
  • This is not a guaranteed connection, travel is based on space availability
 

Where to get your ticket

If you are travelling with a standard vehicle from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) the ticket agent will provide you with a thru fare hanger for your rear-view mirror. Once you arrive at Victoria (Swartz Bay) follow directions on the back of your hanger to purchase your ticket for a sailing to the Southern Gulf Islands.

For travel from Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour) thru fare tickets are available at the onboard kiosk in the passenger lounge.

For travel from Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island or Saturna Island, thru fare tickets are available from any member of staff on board.

Important:
  • Travel on sailings between Victoria (Swartz Bay) and the Southern Gulf Islands is based on order of arrival at the terminal and can’t be booked in advance. If possible, staff will place thru fare vehicles from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) in lanes that will be unloaded early at Victoria (Swartz Bay).
  • Your thru fare ticket must be used for the next available sailing after you arrive at Victoria (Swartz Bay). If you arrive after the last scheduled sailing for the day has departed, use your ticket for any sailing the next day scheduled before noon.
  • Thru fare pricing is not available for commercial and oversize vehicles