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Route

Victoria (Swartz Bay)  to  Pender Island (Otter Bay)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
5:00 AM 7:30 AM
2h 30m

Stop at Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop at Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:20 AM 9:02 AM
0h 42m
  • Non-stop
10:25 AM 12:10 PM
1h 45m

Stop at Mayne Island (Village Bay)

2:20 PM 3:02 PM
0h 42m
  • Non-stop
3:10 PM 6:50 PM
3h 40m

Stop at Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop at Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop at Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

6:40 PM 7:22 PM
0h 42m
  • Non-stop
7:55 PM 8:35 PM
0h 40m
  • Non-stop

  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Swartz Bay terminal is located at the end of Highway 17, to the north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Sailings departing from Swartz Bay provide service to Tsawwassen (Vancouver), Fulford Harbour (Salt Spring Island) and the Southern Gulf Islands. Visit Lands End Café for a range of food and beverage options.

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

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 for foot passengers close 10 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure
  • Ticket sales and check-in for vehicles close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure

Assured Loading – If you have an Assured Loading Card and plan to use it, arrive at the terminal 20 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure and provide your card to the ticket agent.

Saturna Island travel: Arrive at the terminal 15 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time to receive priority boarding. Sailings offering priority boarding:

  • Peak Season sailings at 3:20 pm Monday – Wednesday, and 3:30 pm Thursday and Friday
  • Shoulder and Off Peak Season sailings at 3:10 pm Monday – Friday

Travellers are offered priority due to the length of time between sailings to Saturna Island.



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

Pender Island (Otter Bay)  to  Victoria (Swartz Bay)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
7:45 AM 8:27 AM
0h 42m
  • Non-stop
9:25 AM 10:07 AM
0h 42m
  • Non-stop
12:25 PM 1:07 PM
0h 42m
  • Non-stop
3:15 PM 3:57 PM
0h 42m
  • Non-stop
4:25 PM 6:20 PM
1h 55m

Transfer at Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:00 PM 7:40 PM
0h 40m
  • Non-stop
8:45 PM 11:10 PM
2h 25m

Stop at Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop at Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)


  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Otter Bay terminal is located on the northwest side of Pender Island. Pender Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands on BC’s south coast. Sailings departing from Otter Bay provide service to Galiano, Mayne, Salt Spring, Saturna, 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 for foot passengers close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure
  • Ticket sales and check-in for vehicles close 3 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure


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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