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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
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

Heriot Bay terminal is located on the east side of Quadra Island, a 10 minute drive 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 three 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

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
3:50 pm 4:35 pm 0h 45m
  • Non-stop
5:50 pm 6:35 pm 0h 45m
  • Non-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 Quadra Island (Heriot Bay).

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