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  1. Shearwater Dock - Tug & Barge and Water Taxi Service - November 25, 2022 - February 26, 2023 - View details
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Route

Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)  to  Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
12:10 pm 1:03 pm 0h 53m
  • Non-stop
4:10 pm 5:03 pm 0h 53m
  • Non-stop

Sturdies Bay terminal is located on the southeast side of Galiano Island at the end of Sturdies Bay Road. Sailings departing from Sturdies Bay provide service to Pender, Mayne, Salt Spring, Saturna, Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Victoria (Swartz Bay). Some destinations require transfers. Reservations are strongly recommended for travel between Sturdies Bay and Vancouver (Tsawwassen).

Check-in times

For travel to Vancouver (Tsawwassen) with a reservation – Arrive at the terminal 30 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Your booking will not be honoured and travel will be based on your order of arrival at the terminal if you arrive before booking check-in has opened, or after booking check-in has closed.

  • Booking check-in opens 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.
  • Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.

For travel without a reservation or on a non-bookable route – Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal.

  • Ticket sales and check-in close five minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure 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

Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)  to  Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
6:15 am 8:20 am 2h 5m
Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)
10:30 am 12:00 pm 1h 30m
Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)
4:40 pm 5:55 pm 1h 15m
Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Lyall Harbour terminal is located on the northwest of Saturna Island, at the west end of East Point Road. Sailings departing from Lyall Harbour provide service to Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island, Salt Spring Island, Vancouver (Tsawwassen), and Victoria (Swartz Bay).

Check-in times

For travel to Vancouver (Tsawwassen) with a reservation – Arrive at the terminal 30 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Your booking will not be honoured and travel will be based on your order of arrival at the terminal if you arrive before booking check-in has opened, or after booking check-in has closed.

  • Booking check-in opens 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.
  • Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.

For travel without a reservation or on a non-bookable route – Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal. 

  • Ticket sales and check-in close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure 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.   
Person watching storm at Cox Bay Beach

Credit: Nathaniel Atakora Martin

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