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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.

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, 01 JAN*, 

0h 40m
  • Non-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.





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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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, 01 JAN*, 

0h 45m
  • Non-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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Credit: Nathaniel Atakora Martin

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