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Route

Cortes Island (Whaletown) to Quadra Island (Heriot Bay)

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

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Apr 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
mon 7:50 AM, 9:50 AM, 11:50 AM, 1:50 PM, 3:50 PM, 5:50 PM
0h 45m  
  • Non-stop
tue 7:50 AM, 9:50 AM, 11:50 AM, 3:50 PM, 5:50 PM
0h 45m  
  • Non-stop
wed 7:50 AM, 9:50 AM, 11:50 AM, 1:50 PM, 3:50 PM, 5:50 PM
0h 45m  
  • Non-stop
thu 7:50 AM, 9:50 AM, 11:50 AM, 1:50 PM, 3:50 PM, 5:50 PM
0h 45m  
  • Non-stop
fri 7:50 AM, 9:50 AM, 11:50 AM, 1:50 PM, 3:50 PM, 5:50 PM
0h 45m  
  • Non-stop
sat 7:50 AM, 9:50 AM, 11:50 AM, 1:50 PM, 3:50 PM, 5:50 PM
0h 45m  
  • Non-stop
sun 7:50 AM*, 9:50 AM, 11:50 AM, 1:50 PM, 3:50 PM, 5:50 PM

*7:50 AM Not Available on: 25 DEC*, 
0h 45m  
  • Non-stop



  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Whaletown terminal is located on the west side of Cortes Island, and is a 30 minute drive from Smelt Bay. Sailings departing from Whaletown provide service to Quadra Island (Heriot Bay).

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

Quadra Island (Heriot Bay) to Cortes Island (Whaletown)

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

Apr 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
mon 9:05 AM, 11:05 AM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 5:05 PM, 6:45 PM
0h 40m  
  • Non-stop
tue 9:05 AM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 5:05 PM, 6:45 PM
0h 40m  
  • Non-stop
wed 9:05 AM, 11:05 AM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 5:05 PM, 6:45 PM
0h 40m  
  • Non-stop
thu 9:05 AM, 11:05 AM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 5:05 PM, 6:45 PM
0h 40m  
  • Non-stop
fri 9:05 AM, 11:05 AM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 5:05 PM, 6:45 PM
0h 40m  
  • Non-stop
sat 9:05 AM, 11:05 AM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 5:05 PM, 6:45 PM
0h 40m  
  • Non-stop
sun 9:05 AM*, 11:05 AM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 5:05 PM, 6:45 PM

*9:05 AM Not Available on: 25 DEC*, 
0h 40m  
  • Non-stop



  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop

Heriot Bay terminal is located on the east side of Quadra Island, a 10 minute drive east of Quathiaski Cove terminal. Sailings departing from Heriot Bay provide service to Whaletown on Cortes Island.

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



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