Thru fare option - Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - Southern Gulf Islands
Issued on Thursday, June 30 at 4:00 pm:
As reservations on direct sailings between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and the Southern Gulf Islands sell out during peak travel periods this summer, there are other options available to reach your gulf island destination. This direct route between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and the Southern Gulf Islands is fully reservable, and there is very limited drive up space if a sailing is showing sold out online.
Thru fare travel with a connection at Victoria (Swartz Bay) continues to be an option. Travelling thru fare provides customers more options to travel between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and the Southern Gulf Islands for the same cost as the direct route. For travel certainty we recommend reserving the Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay) route by selecting the Reservation Only option. Please note, Saver and Prepaid reservations are not valid for thru fare and connections are not guaranteed.
For travel from Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour), thru fare vouchers are available for purchase at the onboard kiosk in passenger lounge #4 (exact change or credit card only accepted). For travel from Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island or Saturna Island, thru fare vouchers are available at the terminal ticket booth or from any staff member on board. When you disembark at Victoria (Swartz Bay), the voucher will allow you to purchase your Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen) transfer ticket at the thru fare rate. Fare adjustments after travel are not available.
Note: A thru fare is available on any sailing between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay). You must use your thru fare ticket on the next available sailing to the Southern Gulf Islands after you arrive at Victoria (Swartz Bay). On select sailings to Saturna and Pender Islands, the reservation fee is refundable. These sailings are listed here.