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Route

Chemainus  to  Penelakut Island (Telegraph Harbour)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
7:00 AM 7:30 AM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
8:35 AM 9:25 AM
0h 50m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

10:10 AM 10:40 AM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
12:30 PM 1:00 PM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
2:05 PM 3:05 PM
1h 0m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:50 PM 4:20 PM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
5:25 PM 6:15 PM
0h 50m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

7:00 PM 8:00 PM
1h 0m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

8:55 PM 9:25 PM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
10:30 PM 11:00 PM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop

  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Chemainus is a community in the Chemainus Valley on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island—a 30 minute drive south of Nanaimo. Sailings from Chemainus provide service to Thetis Island and Penelakut Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in and ticket sales close five minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles.



Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   

Route

Penelakut Island (Telegraph Harbour)  to  Chemainus

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
6:20 AM 6:50 AM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
7:35 AM 8:25 AM
0h 50m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

9:30 AM 10:00 AM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
10:45 AM 11:35 AM
0h 50m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

1:05 PM 1:55 PM
0h 50m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:10 PM 3:40 PM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
4:25 PM 5:15 PM
0h 50m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

6:20 PM 6:50 PM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
8:05 PM 8:35 PM
0h 30m
  • Non-stop
9:30 PM 10:20 PM
0h 50m

Stop at Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)


  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Telegraph Harbour terminal is located on the west side of Penelakut Island. Sailings from Telegraph Harbour provide service to Preedy Harbour (Thetis Island) and Chemainus on Vancouver Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in closes:

  • 3 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers.
  • 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for vehicles.


Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
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