Island Hopping

Island Hopping on the Southern Gulf Islands

The Southern Gulf Islands are recognized as a nature filled, world-classed destination to visit, including being recently featured in the New York Times as one of the “52 Places to go in 2016”. Have some island hopping fun and find out what all of the fuss is about! This schedule goes through to Sept 4th.

Enjoy Galiano Island’s festivals and arts scene including the Kunamokst Mural, along with hiking delights.
Mayne Island offers laid-back charms, markets and dining options and beautiful views from the Georgina Point Lighthouse. Pender Island offers two islands to explore, beaches and seaside vistas, several accessible marina’s, numerous hiking trails and vibrant friendly people with community spirit to share! Visit Salt Spring Island for our Saturday Market and stay for cultural options where you are surrounded by parks to play in. Saturna Island offers an abundance of nature including East Point Park and the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve – one of Canada’s Newest National Parks! All trips are on BC Ferries except Saturday trips on Gulf Islands Water Taxi.

 

From Galiano Island 

Travel on Monday - Wednesday

Mayne Island

Day Trip: Depart Sturdies Bay to Village Bay at 6:40am, 11:20am, or 11:50am. Return to Galiano at 5:30pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Galiano the next day at 7:55am or 5:30pm.

Pender Island

Day Trip: Depart Sturdies Bay to Otter Bay at 6:40am or 11:20am. Return to Galiano at 7:40pm.

Overnight: Spend the night Return to Galiano the next day at 7:15am.

Salt Spring Island

Day Trip: Depart Sturdies Bay to Long Harbour at 11:20am. Return to Galiano at 3:45pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Galiano at 6:20am or 3:45pm (Monday- Wed).

Saturna Island

Overnight: Spend the night on Saturna. Depart Sturdies Bay to Lyall Harbour at 8:55pm. Return to Galiano the next day at 4:40pm (Tues- Wed) or 4:50 pm (Thurs).

Travel on Saturday

Mayne Island

Day Trip: Depart Sturdies Bay to Village Bay at 11:50am. Return to Galiano at 8:55pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Galiano the next day at 8:25am.

Pender Island

Day Trip: Depart Sturdies Bay to Otter Bay at 7:05am, or 11:50am. Return to Galiano at 4:05pm, or 8:20pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Galiano the next day at 10:05am.

Salt Spring Island

Day Trip: Depart Sturdies Bay to Long Harbour at 9:25am. Return to Galiano at 3:15pm, or 7:30pm.

Day Trip: Gulf Islands Water Taxi Depart Sturdies Bay at 9:50am. Return to Galiano at 3:00pm from Ganges Harbour.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Galiano the next day at 12:10pm. 

Saturna Island

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Galiano the next day at 12:10pm.

Day Trip: Depart Sturdies Bay to Lyall Harbour at 12:10pm. Return to Galiano at 8:00pm.

 


 

From Mayne Island

Travel on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Depart Village Bay to Sturdies Bay, Galiano at 7:55am. Return to Mayne at 8:55pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Mayne at 11:20am.

Pender Island

Day Trip: Depart Village Bay to Otter Bay, Pender at 7:15am, or 11:25am. Return to Mayne at 5:30pm, or 9:00pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Mayne at 7:15am.

Salt Spring Island

Overnight: Spend the night on Salt Spring. Depart Village Bay to Long Harbour, Salt Spring at 12:00pm. Return to Mayne the next day at 6:20am.

Saturna Island

Overnight: Spend the night on Saturna. Depart Village Bay to Lyall Harbour, Saturna at 9:35pm. Return to Mayne the next day at 10:30am, or at 4:40pm (Tues- Wed) or 4:50 pm (Thurs).

Travel on Friday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Depart Village Bay to Sturdies Bay, Galiano at 7:35am, or 10:55am. Return to Mayne at 5:40pm or 8:10pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Mayne the next day at 11:50am.

Travel on Saturday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Depart Village Bay to Sturdies Bay, Galiano at 11:35am. Return to Mayne at 4:40pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Mayne the next day at 10:20am.

Pender Island

Day Trip: Depart from Village Bay to Otter Bay, Pender at 12:25pm. Return to Mayne from Pender at 4:05pm, 8:20pm, or 8:55pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Mayne the next day at 3:05pm.

Salt Spring Island

Day Trip: Gulf Islands Water Taxi – Depart Miner’s Bay at 10:00am. Return to Mayne at 3:00pm from Ganges Harbour.

Saturna Island

Overnight: Spend the night on Saturna . Depart Village Bay to Lyall Harbour, Saturna at 11:35am. Return the next day at 7:15am or 7:30pm.

 


 

From Pender Island 

Travel on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Depart Otter Bay to Sturdies Bay, Galiano at 7:15am. Return to Pender at 6:05pm, or 8:55pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Pender the next day at 11:20am.

Mayne Island

Day Trip: Depart Otter Bay to Village Bay, Mayne at 7:15am. Return to Pender at 12:00pm, 5:30pm, or 9:30pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Pender at 12:00pm.

Salt Spring Island

Overnight: Spend the night on Salt Spring. Depart Otter Bay to Long Harbour, Salt Spring at 12:35pm. Return to Pender the next day at 6:20am, 10:50am (Tues- Wed), or 4:25pm (Thurs).

Saturna Island

Overnight: Spend the night on Saturna . Depart Otter Bay to Lyall Harbour, Saturna at 9:00pm. Return the next day at 10:30am, or 4:40pm (Tues-Wed only).

Travel on Saturday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Depart Otter Bay to Sturdies Bay, Galiano at 10:00am. Return to Pender at 4:40pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Pender at 10:20am.

Mayne Island

Day Trip: Depart Otter Bay to Village Bay, Mayne at 8:30am, or 10:00am. Return to Pender at 5:15pm or 6:30pm

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Pender the next day at 10:55am or 11:05am.

Salt Spring Island

Overnight: Spend the night on Salt Spring, Depart Otter Bay to Long Harbour, Salt Spring at 5:50pm. Return the next day at 6:20am.

 


 

From Salt Spring Island

Travel on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Depart Long Harbour to Sturdies Bay, Galiano at either 6:20am, or 3:45pm. Return to Salt Spring at 2:45pm, or 8:55pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Salt Spring at 11:20am.

Mayne Island

Day Trip: Depart Long Harbour to Village Bay, Mayne at 6:20am. Return to Salt Spring at 12:00pm, or 9:30pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Salt Spring at 12:00pm.

Pender Island

Day Trip: Depart Long Harbour to Otter Bay, Pender at either 6:20am, or 10:50am. Return to Salt Spring at 12:35pm, or 10:05pm.

Overnight: Spend the night. Return to Salt Spring at 12:35pm. 

Saturna Island

Overnight: Depart Long Harbour to Otter Bay, Pender at 10:50am. Enjoy the day on Pender and take the 9:00pm ferry to Lyall Harbour, Saturna leaving from Pender. Spend the night. Return the next day direct to Salt Spring at 10:30am, or take a ferry from Saturna to Sturdies Bay, Galiano at 4:40pm, and then from Galiano back to Salt Spring at 8:55pm . 

Travel on Friday

Pender Island

Day Trip: Depart Long Harbour to Otter Bay, Pender at 4:25pm. Return to Salt Spring at 9:30pm. 

Travel on Saturday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Gulf Islands Water Taxi: Depart Ganges Harbour at 9:00am. Return to Salt Spring from Sturdies Bay at 3:50pm from Ganges Harbour. 

Mayne Island

Day Trip: Gulf Islands Water Taxi – Depart Ganges Harbour at 9:00am. Return to Salt Spring at 4:00pm from Miner’s Bay. 

 


 

From Saturna Island 

Travel on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Depart Lyall Harbour to Sturdies Bay. Galiano at 6:25am. Return to Saturna from Galiano 8:55pm. 

Mayne Island

Day Trip: Depart Lyall Harbour to Village Bay, Mayne at 6:25am. Return to Saturna from Mayne at 9:35pm. 

Pender Island

Day Trip: Depart Lyall Harbour to Otter Bay, Pender at 6:25am (transfer at Mayne), or 10:30am. Return to Saturna from Pender at 9:00pm. 

Salt Spring Island

Day Trip: Depart Lyall Harbour to Long Harbour, Salt Spring at 10:30am (transfer at Mayne, Pender). Return to Saturna by taking the 3:45pm ferry to Galiano from Salt Spring, and take the 8:55pm ferry from Galiano to Saturna. 

Travel on Thursday or Friday

Galiano Island

Day Trip: Depart Lyall Harbour to Sturdies Bay, Galiano at 6:25am. Return to Saturna from Galiano at 8:10pm. 

Mayne Island

Day Trip: Depart Lyall Harbour to Village Bay, Mayne at 6:25am. Return to Saturna from Mayne at 8:50pm. 

 


 

Fares:

BC Ferries: Passengers (walk-on each way) 12 & Older: $6.75; 5-11 Years Old: $3.40; 5 and under: Free Standard Vehicles (excludes driver and passengers): $14.40 www.bcferries.com

BC Experience Card: Passenger (walk-on each way) 12 & Older: $4.50; 5-11 Years Old: $2.25; 5 and under: Free Standard Vehicles (excludes driver and passengers): $9.70 www.bcferries.com

Gulf Islands Water Taxi: $30 Round Trip www.gulfislandwatertaxi.com 

 

Please note:

The schedule goes to September 4th and is subject to change on Holiday Mondays – please confirm by checking the BC Ferries website. Please make reservations where possible.

Enjoy your adventure in the Gulf Islands! For information on island activities and where to stay, browse our website