Route

Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Pender Island (Otter Bay)

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

 View printable Southern Gulf Islands schedules


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
7:30 am 2h 30m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:20 am
9:02 am 42m

Non-stop

9:10 am
12:35 pm 3h 25m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:25 am
12:10 pm 1h 45m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

2:10 pm
2:55 pm 45m

Only on May 20

Non-stop

2:20 pm
3:02 pm 42m

Except on May 20

Non-stop

5:15 pm
5:58 pm 43m

Only on May 20

Non-stop

6:15 pm
6:58 pm 43m

Only on May 20

Non-stop

7:10 pm
7:50 pm 40m

Except on May 20

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:42 pm 42m

Except on May 20

Non-stop

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
7:30 am 2h 30m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:20 am
9:02 am 42m

Non-stop

9:10 am
12:35 pm 3h 25m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:25 am
12:10 pm 1h 45m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

2:20 pm
3:02 pm 42m

Non-stop

7:10 pm
7:50 pm 40m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:42 pm 42m

Non-stop

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
7:30 am 2h 30m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:20 am
9:02 am 42m

Non-stop

9:10 am
12:35 pm 3h 25m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:25 am
12:10 pm 1h 45m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

2:20 pm
3:02 pm 42m

Non-stop

7:10 pm
7:50 pm 40m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:42 pm 42m

Non-stop

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
7:30 am 2h 30m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:20 am
9:02 am 42m

Non-stop

9:10 am
12:35 pm 3h 25m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:25 am
12:10 pm 1h 45m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

2:20 pm
3:02 pm 42m

Non-stop

7:10 pm
7:50 pm 40m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
8:42 pm 42m

Non-stop

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:00 am
7:30 am 2h 30m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:20 am
9:02 am 42m

Non-stop

9:10 am
12:35 pm 3h 25m

Foot passengers only

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:25 am
12:10 pm 1h 45m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

2:15 pm
2:57 pm 42m

Non-stop

6:40 pm
7:20 pm 40m

Non-stop

8:35 pm
9:15 pm 40m

Non-stop

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:40 am
6:20 am 40m

Non-stop

8:20 am
9:02 am 42m

Non-stop

9:35 am
10:17 am 42m

Non-stop

2:30 pm
3:10 pm 40m

Non-stop

3:40 pm
4:20 pm 40m

Non-stop

6:35 pm
7:15 pm 40m

Non-stop

7:25 pm
8:05 pm 40m

Non-stop

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
5:05 am
5:45 am 40m

No passengers permitted - only sails on May 12, 26, Jun 9 & 23.

Dangerous goods only

Non-stop

5:15 am
7:20 am 2h 5m

Except on May 5, 19, Jun 2 & 16

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

5:30 am
7:55 am 2h 25m

Except on May 12, 26, Jun 9 & 23

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:40 am
9:20 am 40m

Non-stop

2:10 pm
2:55 pm 45m

Non-stop

5:15 pm
5:58 pm 43m

Non-stop

6:15 pm
6:58 pm 43m

Non-stop



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:  May 20, 2024.

Route

Pender Island (Otter Bay) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

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

 View printable Southern Gulf Islands schedules


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:45 am
8:27 am 42m

Non-stop

9:25 am
10:07 am 42m

Non-stop

12:25 pm
1:07 pm 42m

Non-stop

3:20 pm
4:00 pm 40m

Except on May 20

Non-stop

4:25 pm
6:43 pm 2h 18m

Except on May 20

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

5:10 pm
5:52 pm 42m

Only on May 20

Non-stop

6:15 pm
6:57 pm 42m

Only on May 20

Non-stop

7:05 pm
7:47 pm 42m

Except on May 20

Non-stop

8:00 pm
10:05 pm 2h 5m

Except on May 20

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

8:50 pm
11:15 pm 2h 25m

Except on May 20

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

9:15 pm
9:58 pm 43m

Only on May 20

Non-stop

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:45 am
8:27 am 42m

Non-stop

9:25 am
10:07 am 42m

Non-stop

12:25 pm
1:07 pm 42m

Non-stop

3:20 pm
4:00 pm 40m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
6:43 pm 2h 18m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:05 pm
7:47 pm 42m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
10:05 pm 2h 5m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

8:50 pm
11:15 pm 2h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:45 am
8:27 am 42m

Non-stop

9:25 am
10:07 am 42m

Non-stop

12:25 pm
1:07 pm 42m

Non-stop

3:20 pm
4:00 pm 40m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
6:43 pm 2h 18m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:05 pm
7:47 pm 42m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
10:05 pm 2h 5m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

8:50 pm
11:15 pm 2h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:45 am
8:27 am 42m

Non-stop

9:25 am
10:07 am 42m

Non-stop

12:25 pm
1:07 pm 42m

Non-stop

3:20 pm
4:00 pm 40m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
6:43 pm 2h 18m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:05 pm
7:47 pm 42m

Non-stop

8:00 pm
10:05 pm 2h 5m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

8:50 pm
11:15 pm 2h 25m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:45 am
8:27 am 42m

Non-stop

9:25 am
10:07 am 42m

Non-stop

12:25 pm
1:07 pm 42m

Non-stop

3:10 pm
3:52 pm 42m

Non-stop

7:30 pm
8:12 pm 42m

Non-stop

9:25 pm
10:05 pm 40m

Non-stop

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:30 am
8:00 am 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

8:30 am
9:12 am 42m

Non-stop

11:20 am
1:13 pm 1h 53m

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

12:35 pm
1:17 pm 42m

Non-stop

5:35 pm
6:17 pm 42m

Non-stop

7:30 pm
9:50 pm 2h 20m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

8:15 pm
10:15 pm 2h

Stop Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:35 am
8:17 am 42m

Non-stop

8:05 am
8:45 am 40m

Non-stop

11:50 am
12:31 pm 41m

Non-stop

12:15 pm
12:55 pm 40m

Only on Jun 23

Non-stop

12:50 pm
1:30 pm 40m

No passengers permitted - only sails on May 12, 26, Jun 9 & 23.

Dangerous goods only

Non-stop

5:10 pm
5:52 pm 42m

Non-stop

6:15 pm
6:57 pm 42m

Non-stop

9:15 pm
9:58 pm 43m

Non-stop



Otter Bay terminal is located on the northwest side of Pender Island. Pender Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands on BC’s south coast. Sailings departing from Otter Bay provide service to Galiano, Mayne, Salt Spring, Saturna, Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Victoria (Swartz Bay).

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 for foot passengers close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.
  • Ticket sales and check-in for vehicles close 3 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  May 20, 2024.

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