Route

Gabriola Island (Descanso Bay) to Nanaimo (Nanaimo Harbour)

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


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:15 am
5:40 am 25m

Non-stop

6:20 am
6:45 am 25m

Non-stop

7:05 am
7:30 am 25m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:00 am 25m

Non-stop

8:10 am
8:35 am 25m

Non-stop

8:45 am
9:10 am 25m

Non-stop

9:20 am
9:45 am 25m

Non-stop

9:55 am
10:20 am 25m

Non-stop

10:30 am
10:55 am 25m

Non-stop

11:05 am
11:30 am 25m

Non-stop

11:40 am
12:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

12:55 pm
1:20 pm 25m

Non-stop

1:30 pm
1:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:15 pm
2:40 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:50 pm
3:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

3:25 pm
3:50 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:00 pm
4:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:35 pm
5:00 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:05 pm
5:30 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:40 pm
6:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

6:50 pm
7:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

9:40 pm
10:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
10:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:15 am
5:40 am 25m

Non-stop

6:20 am
6:45 am 25m

Non-stop

7:05 am
7:30 am 25m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:00 am 25m

Non-stop

8:10 am
8:35 am 25m

Non-stop

8:45 am
9:10 am 25m

Non-stop

9:20 am
9:45 am 25m

Non-stop

9:55 am
10:20 am 25m

Non-stop

10:30 am
10:55 am 25m

Non-stop

11:05 am
11:30 am 25m

Non-stop

11:40 am
12:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

12:55 pm
1:20 pm 25m

Non-stop

1:30 pm
1:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:15 pm
2:40 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:50 pm
3:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

3:25 pm
3:50 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:00 pm
4:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:35 pm
5:00 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:05 pm
5:30 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:40 pm
6:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

6:50 pm
7:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

9:40 pm
10:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
10:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:15 am
5:40 am 25m

Non-stop

6:20 am
6:45 am 25m

Non-stop

7:05 am
7:30 am 25m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:00 am 25m

Non-stop

8:10 am
8:35 am 25m

Non-stop

8:45 am
9:10 am 25m

Non-stop

9:20 am
9:45 am 25m

Non-stop

9:55 am
10:20 am 25m

Non-stop

10:30 am
10:55 am 25m

Non-stop

11:05 am
11:30 am 25m

Non-stop

11:40 am
12:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

12:55 pm
1:20 pm 25m

Non-stop

1:30 pm
1:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:15 pm
2:40 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:50 pm
3:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

3:25 pm
3:50 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:00 pm
4:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:35 pm
5:00 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:05 pm
5:30 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:40 pm
6:05 pm 25m

No passengers permitted - DG Sailing only.

Dangerous goods only

Non-stop

6:50 pm
7:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

9:40 pm
10:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:15 am
5:40 am 25m

Non-stop

6:20 am
6:45 am 25m

Non-stop

7:05 am
7:30 am 25m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:00 am 25m

Non-stop

8:10 am
8:35 am 25m

Non-stop

8:45 am
9:10 am 25m

Non-stop

9:20 am
9:45 am 25m

Non-stop

9:55 am
10:20 am 25m

Non-stop

10:30 am
10:55 am 25m

Non-stop

11:05 am
11:30 am 25m

Non-stop

11:40 am
12:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

12:55 pm
1:20 pm 25m

Non-stop

1:30 pm
1:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:15 pm
2:40 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:50 pm
3:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

3:25 pm
3:50 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:00 pm
4:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:35 pm
5:00 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:05 pm
5:30 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:40 pm
6:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

6:50 pm
7:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

9:40 pm
10:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
10:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:15 am
5:40 am 25m

Non-stop

6:20 am
6:45 am 25m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:00 am 25m

Non-stop

8:10 am
8:35 am 25m

Non-stop

8:45 am
9:10 am 25m

Non-stop

9:20 am
9:45 am 25m

Non-stop

9:55 am
10:20 am 25m

Non-stop

10:30 am
10:55 am 25m

Non-stop

11:05 am
11:30 am 25m

Non-stop

11:40 am
12:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

12:55 pm
1:20 pm 25m

Non-stop

1:30 pm
1:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:15 pm
2:40 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:50 pm
3:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

3:25 pm
3:50 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:00 pm
4:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:35 pm
5:00 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:05 pm
5:30 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:40 pm
6:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

6:15 pm
6:40 pm 25m

Non-stop

6:50 pm
7:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

9:40 pm
10:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
10:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
6:45 am 25m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:00 am 25m

Non-stop

8:10 am
8:35 am 25m

Non-stop

8:45 am
9:10 am 25m

Non-stop

9:20 am
9:45 am 25m

Non-stop

9:55 am
10:20 am 25m

Non-stop

10:30 am
10:55 am 25m

Non-stop

11:05 am
11:30 am 25m

Non-stop

11:40 am
12:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

12:55 pm
1:20 pm 25m

Non-stop

1:30 pm
1:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:15 pm
2:40 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:50 pm
3:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

3:25 pm
3:50 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:00 pm
4:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:35 pm
5:00 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:05 pm
5:30 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:40 pm
6:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

6:50 pm
7:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

9:40 pm
10:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
10:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
6:45 am 25m

Non-stop

8:10 am
8:35 am 25m

Non-stop

8:45 am
9:10 am 25m

Non-stop

9:20 am
9:45 am 25m

Non-stop

9:55 am
10:20 am 25m

Non-stop

10:30 am
10:55 am 25m

Non-stop

11:05 am
11:30 am 25m

Non-stop

11:40 am
12:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

12:55 pm
1:20 pm 25m

Non-stop

1:30 pm
1:55 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:15 pm
2:40 pm 25m

Non-stop

2:50 pm
3:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

3:25 pm
3:50 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:00 pm
4:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

4:35 pm
5:00 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:05 pm
5:30 pm 25m

Non-stop

5:40 pm
6:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

6:50 pm
7:15 pm 25m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:25 pm 25m

Non-stop

9:40 pm
10:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
10:55 pm 25m

Non-stop



Descanso Bay terminal is located on the northwest side of Gabriola Island. Sailings departing from Descanso Bay provide service to Nanaimo Harbour on Vancouver Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in closes 10 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles.


Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jul 18, 2024.

Route

Nanaimo (Nanaimo Harbour) to Gabriola Island (Descanso Bay)

Check Nanaimo Harbour tidal restrictions

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


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:45 am
6:10 am 25m

Non-stop

6:55 am
7:20 am 25m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:00 am 25m

Non-stop

8:10 am
8:35 am 25m

Non-stop

8:45 am
9:10 am 25m

Non-stop

9:20 am
9:45 am 25m

Non-stop

9:55 am
10:20 am 25m

Non-stop

10:30 am
10:55 am 25m

Non-stop

11:05 am
11:30 am 25m

Non-stop

11:40 am
12:05 pm 25m

Non-stop

12:55 pm
1:20 pm 25m