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Route

Victoria (Swartz Bay)  to  Mayne Island (Village Bay)

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.   
DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
5:00 AM 6:50 AM
1h 50m

Stop at Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

5:05 AM 6:55 AM
1h 50m

Stop at Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

9:10 AM 11:10 AM
2h 0m

Stop at Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

10:25 AM 11:20 AM
0h 55m
  • Non-stop
3:10 PM 5:00 PM
1h 50m

Stop at Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

4:20 PM 5:15 PM
0h 55m
  • Non-stop
7:55 PM 9:10 PM
1h 15m

Stop at Pender Island (Otter Bay)


  • 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

Mayne Island (Village 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
7:00 AM 8:27 AM
1h 27m

Stop at Pender Island (Otter Bay)

7:05 AM 8:00 AM
0h 55m
  • Non-stop
11:40 AM 1:07 PM
1h 27m

Stop at Pender Island (Otter Bay)

12:45 PM 1:35 PM
0h 50m
  • Non-stop
5:25 PM 6:20 PM
0h 55m
  • Non-stop
5:30 PM 7:40 PM
2h 10m

Stop at Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop at Pender Island (Otter Bay)

9:20 PM 11:10 PM
1h 50m

Stop at Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)


  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Village Bay terminal is located on the west side of Mayne Island, at the end of Village Bay Road. Sailings departing from Village Bay connect to the Southern Gulf Islands, Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (Victoria). Some destinations require stops or transfers.

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.   
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