Saturna Island to Vancouver

Route Services

  • BC Ferries operates a scheduled ferry service from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in Vancouver to Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island.
  • Vehicles and Passengers
  • Sailing Time: 2 to 3 hours between Saturna Island and Tsawwassen, depending on the stops and transfers at Galiano and Mayne Islands. Over 3 hours when the transfer is at Swartz Bay.
  • Sailings: Up to 3 daily round-trip sailings between Saturna Island and Tsawwassen
  • Ticket sales and loading end 5 minutes before the scheduled sailing time for both vehicles and walk-on passengers.
  • Reservations are recommended for travel between the Southern Gulf Islands and Tsawwassen.

Saturna Island to Victoria

Route Services

  • BC Ferries operates a scheduled ferry service from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal in Victoria to Lyall Harbour on Saturna.
  • Vehicles and Passengers
  • Sailing Time: 1 hour 15 minutes non-stop between Swartz Bay and Saturna Island, and longer when there are stops and/or transfers at Galiano, Mayne or Pender Islands.
  • Sailings: Up to 6 daily round-trip sailings between Saturna Island and Swartz Bay
  • Ticket sales will end 5 minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles and 10 minutes before for walk-on passengers.

Saturna Island to Gulf Islands

Route Services

  • BC Ferries operates inter-island ferry services from Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island to the following Southern Gulf Islands:
    Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)
    Mayne Island (Village Bay)
    Pender Island (Otter Bay)
  • Vehicles and Passengers
  • Distance and Sailing Times vary
  • Ticket sales and loading end 3 minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles and 5 minutes before the scheduled sailing time for walk-on passengers.

Community Information

Map of British Columbia Ferry RoutesClick on the map to view a large scale map of the BC Gulf Islands Ferry Routes, or view BC Ferries’ map of Ferry Routes in BC (PDF format). Make vehicle reservations and check current ferry schedules, ferry fares, capacity conditions at major ferry terminals, and the departure and arrival status of current sailings directly on the BC Ferries website.

BC Ferries Schedules for these Routes

Tucked away at the southern end of the Gulf Island chain, Saturna Island is easily the least spoiled of the Gulf Islands: a remote and sparsely populated rural hideaway, with bountiful wildlife and tremendous natural beauty.

Island Hopping
Travelling between the Southern Gulf Islands and Northern Gulf Islands can be accomplished in small hops. Each of these islands is a world unto itself, each with its own history, culture and colourful characters – each island deserves at least a day or two for exploring.