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Route

Vancouver (Tsawwassen)  to  Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
7:50 PM 10:10 PM
2h 20m

Stop at Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Transfer at Mayne Island (Village Bay)


  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Tsawwassen terminal is a 36 km drive from downtown Vancouver and is located at the southwest end of Highway 17 in Delta. Sailings departing from Tsawwassen provide service to Swartz Bay (Victoria), Duke Point (Nanaimo) and the Southern Gulf Islands. Visit the Tsawwassen Quay for shopping and a range of food and beverage options.

Check-in times

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 bound for all destinations.

  • To Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo (Duke Point): Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers* and vehicles
  • To the Southern Gulf Islands: Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers, and 40 minutes for vehicles

Without a reservation – 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 for travel to Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo (Duke Point) – 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.

*Booking check-in for foot passenger group bookings closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.



Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Route

Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)  to  Vancouver (Tsawwassen)

DEPART ARRIVE DURATION
6:15 AM 9:25 AM
3h 10m

Transfer at Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop at Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

4:40 PM 7:13 PM
2h 33m

Transfer at Mayne Island (Village Bay)


  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

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.

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