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Route

Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

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

Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:25 am
7:55 am 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:55 am
1:20 pm 1h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:20 pm
6:17 pm 1h 55m

Only on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

6:05 pm
7:40 pm 1h 35m

Except on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

8:15 pm
9:52 pm 1h 37m

Only on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

8:35 pm
9:45 pm 1h 10m

Except on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Non-stop

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:25 am
7:55 am 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:55 am
1:20 pm 1h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:05 pm
7:40 pm 1h 35m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

8:35 pm
9:45 pm 1h 10m

Non-stop

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:25 am
7:55 am 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:55 am
1:20 pm 1h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:05 pm
7:40 pm 1h 35m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

8:35 pm
9:45 pm 1h 10m

Non-stop

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:25 am
7:55 am 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:55 am
1:20 pm 1h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:05 pm
7:40 pm 1h 35m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

8:35 pm
9:45 pm 1h 10m

Non-stop

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:25 am
7:55 am 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:55 am
1:20 pm 1h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:25 pm
6:55 pm 2h 30m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

8:55 pm
11:05 pm 2h 10m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:10 am
9:12 am 2h 2m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

11:35 am
1:10 pm 1h 35m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

5:40 pm
7:05 pm 1h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:50 pm
10:00 pm 1h 10m

Non-stop

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:40 am
9:25 am 1h 45m

Except on Dec 25 & Jan 1

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

11:20 am
1:17 pm 1h 57m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

11:45 am
1:10 pm 1h 25m

Only on Oct 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18, 2022, Jan 1, 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, 26, 2023.

Dangerous goods sailing

Stop Mayne Island {Village Bay)

4:20 pm
6:17 pm 1h 57m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

8:15 pm
9:52 pm 1h 37m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)



Sturdies Bay terminal is located on the southeast side of Galiano Island at the end of Sturdies Bay Road. Sailings departing from Sturdies Bay provide service to Pender, Mayne, Salt Spring, Saturna, Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Victoria (Swartz Bay). Some destinations require transfers. Reservations are strongly recommended for travel between Sturdies Bay and Vancouver (Tsawwassen).

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 five minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure for foot passengers and vehicles.

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Feb 05, 2023.

Route

Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

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

Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:05 am
6:15 am 1h 10m

Non-stop

9:10 am
11:45 am 2h 35m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:10 am
11:45 am 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

2:40 pm
4:40 pm 2h

Only on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:10 pm
7:30 pm 3h 20m

Only on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:20 pm
5:55 pm 1h 35m

Except on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:35 pm
8:05 pm 1h 30m

Except on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:40 pm
8:25 pm 1h 45m

Except on Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
8:10 am 3h 10m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

5:05 am
6:15 am 1h 10m

Non-stop

9:10 am
11:45 am 2h 35m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:10 am
11:45 am 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:20 pm
5:55 pm 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:40 pm
8:25 pm 1h 45m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
8:10 am 3h 10m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

5:05 am
6:15 am 1h 10m

Non-stop

9:10 am
11:45 am 2h 35m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:10 am
11:45 am 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:20 pm
5:55 pm 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:40 pm
8:25 pm 1h 45m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
8:10 am 3h 10m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

5:05 am
6:15 am 1h 10m

Non-stop

9:10 am
11:45 am 2h 35m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:10 am
11:45 am 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:20 pm
5:55 pm 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:40 pm
8:25 pm 1h 45m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
8:10 am 3h 10m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

5:05 am
6:15 am 1h 10m

Non-stop

9:10 am
11:45 am 2h 35m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:10 am
11:45 am 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:00 pm
6:00 pm 2h

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:30 pm
8:45 pm 1h 15m

Non-stop

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:50 am
7:00 am 1h 10m

Non-stop

9:35 am
11:25 am 1h 50m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

2:40 pm
4:40 pm 2h

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

3:40 pm
5:30 pm 1h 50m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:45 pm
8:40 pm 1h 55m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:45 am
7:10 am 1h 25m

DG Sailing only on Oct 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18, 2022, Jan 1, 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, 26, 2023.

Dangerous Cargo

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:25 am
7:30 am 1h 5m

Except on Dec 25 and Jan 1

Non-stop

9:35 am
11:10 am 1h 35m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

2:40 pm
4:10 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:10 pm
7:30 pm 3h 20m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:35 pm
8:05 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)



Swartz Bay terminal is located at the end of Highway 17, to the north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Sailings departing from Swartz Bay provide service to Tsawwassen (Vancouver), Fulford Harbour (Salt Spring Island) and the Southern Gulf Islands. Visit Lands End Café for a range of food and beverage options.

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 for foot passenger groups and vehicles opens 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.
  • Booking check-in for foot passenger groups and vehicles closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

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 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 – 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.

Saturna Island travel: Arrive at the terminal 15 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time to receive priority boarding. Sailings offering priority boarding include:

  • Peak Season sailings at 3:20 pm Monday – Wednesday, and 3:30 pm Thursday and Friday
  • Shoulder and Off Peak Season sailings at 3:10 pm Monday – Friday

Travellers are offered priority due to the length of time between sailings to Saturna Island.


Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Feb 05, 2023.

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