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Route

Cortes Island (Whaletown)  to  Quadra Island (Heriot Bay)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
7:50 AM 8:35 AM
0h 45m
  • Non-stop
9:50 AM 10:35 AM
0h 45m
  • Non-stop
11:50 AM 12:35 PM
0h 45m
  • Non-stop
1:50 PM 2:35 PM
0h 45m
  • Non-stop
3:50 PM 4:35 PM
0h 45m
  • Non-stop
5:50 PM 6:35 PM
0h 45m
  • Non-stop

  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Whaletown terminal is located on the west side of Cortes Island, and is a 30 minute drive from Smelt Bay. Sailings departing from Whaletown provide service to Heriot Bay on Quadra Island.

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

  • 5 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

Quadra Island (Heriot Bay)  to  Cortes Island (Whaletown)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
9:05 AM 9:45 AM
0h 40m
  • Non-stop
11:05 AM 11:45 AM
0h 40m
  • Non-stop
1:05 PM 1:45 PM
0h 40m
  • Non-stop
3:05 PM 3:45 PM
0h 40m
  • Non-stop
5:05 PM 5:45 PM
0h 40m
  • Non-stop
6:45 PM 7:30 PM
0h 45m
  • Non-stop

  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Heriot Bay terminal is located on the east side of Quadra Island, 7.5 km east of Quathiaski Cove terminal. Sailings departing from Heriot Bay provide service to Whaletown on Cortes Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in and ticket sales close:

  • 3 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.   
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