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Route

Cormorant Island (Alert Bay) to Port McNeill

  • This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.
DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
mon

6:40 am, 9:35 am, 12:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:55 pm

0h 40m
  • Non-stop

8:25 pm

1h 0m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
tue

6:40 am, 9:35 am, 12:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:55 pm*
*5:55 pm Only on: 06 DEC* 

0h 40m
  • Non-stop

8:25 pm

1h 0m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
wed

6:40 am, 9:35 am, 12:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:55 pm

0h 40m
  • Non-stop

8:25 pm

1h 0m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
thu

6:40 am, 9:35 am, 12:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:55 pm

0h 40m
  • Non-stop

8:25 pm

1h 0m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
fri

6:40 am, 9:35 am, 12:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:55 pm

0h 40m
  • Non-stop

8:25 pm

1h 0m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
sat

6:40 am, 9:35 am, 12:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:55 pm

0h 40m
  • Non-stop

8:25 pm

1h 0m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
sun

6:40 am, 8:25 pm

1h 5m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)

9:35 am, 12:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:55 pm

0h 45m
  • Non-stop


Alert Bay terminal is located on Cormorant Island, a short ferry ride from Port McNeil on the north coast of Vancouver Island. Sailings from Alert Bay provide service to Port McNeil and Malcolm Island (Sointula).

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

  • 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles




Route

Port McNeill to Cormorant Island (Alert Bay)

This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.

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DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
mon

8:40 am, 11:35 am, 2:20 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:40 pm

0h 45m
  • Non-stop

9:30 pm

1h 5m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
tue

8:40 am, 11:35 am*, 2:20 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:40 pm
*11:35 am Only on: 06 DEC*, 

0h 45m
  • Non-stop

9:30 pm

1h 5m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
wed

8:40 am, 11:35 am, 2:20 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:40 pm

0h 45m
  • Non-stop

9:30 pm

1h 5m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
thu

8:40 am, 11:35 am, 2:20 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:40 pm

0h 45m
  • Non-stop

9:30 pm

1h 5m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
fri

8:40 am, 11:35 am, 2:20 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:40 pm

0h 45m
  • Non-stop

9:30 pm

1h 5m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
sat

8:40 am, 11:35 am, 2:20 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:40 pm

0h 45m
  • Non-stop

9:30 pm

1h 5m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)
sun

8:40 am, 11:35 am, 2:20 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:40 pm

0h 45m
  • Non-stop

9:30 pm

1h 5m
Stop Malcolm Island (Sointula)


Port McNeill terminal is located on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. Sailings departing from Port McNeill provide service to Cormorant Island (Alert Bay) and Malcolm Island (Sointula).

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in and ticket sales close five minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles.



Dangerous goods sailings

For Dangerous Cargo sailing information and to book Dangerous Cargo travel; contact 250-537-5313 at least 48 hours in advance of your intended travel. No passengers are permitted on sailings transporting Dangerous Cargo.

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