Ferry Schedule & Fees

Your Saysutshun adventure begins on the water! Affordable access is available through our ferry service.

Saysutshun Ferry Service

If you don’t have your own watercraft, then accessing the island by ferry is an easy, convenient and affordable alternative. The Saysutshun Ferry runs from Maffeo Sutton Park to the island dock.

The ferry ride provides a beautiful approach to the island and an excellent vantage point to see the sprawl of Nanaimo Harbour. Don’t forget your camera!

Pets, Bikes & Camping Equipment

Your canine companion is most welcome on the island, but must stay on leash at all times. You are also encouraged to bring your bike, or camping equipment. There is a very nominal charge for these additional items.
Note: 
For safety reasons we will not carry motorized Bikes, motorized Wheelchairs, E-Bikes, Scooters, Cargo-Bikes, Trikes or Tandem Bikes on either ferry. 

Booking Large Groups

If you plan on bringing a party of 12 or more people, please contact Mary at ferrycoordinator@newcastleisland.ca to make reservations for the ferry.  Reservations must be made a minimum of 4 days prior to your event.

Ferry Fees

Category Price

  • Adult $8 Return
  • Senior $8 Return
  • Youth (13+) $8 Return
  • Child (12 and under) $5 Return
  • Toddler/Infant (2 and under) No Charge
  • Pets $1 each
  • Bicycle *(NO electric bikes allowed on Newcastle)* $2 each
  • Equipment & Supplies $1 each

Cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.

We do not accept $100 Bills

To make reservations* for the ferry (groups of 12 or more), please email Mary at ferrycoordinator@newcastleisland.ca.
* Reservations must be made a minimum of 4 days prior to the event.

Ferry Schedule

Sunday, July 21st the ferry from Saysutshun is reserved from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. There will be a delay in service for the start of the Bathtub Race. Remember there are no sailings at 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from either dock.




Please refer to our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up to date information.

Peak Season 9am - 9pm

May 31 - September 2

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • 9:00 am
  • 9:30 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm - NO SAILING
  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm - NO SAILING
  • 7:00 pm
  • 7:30 pm
  • 8:00 pm
  • 8:30* pm

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • 9:15 am
  • 9:45 am
  • 10:15 am
  • 10:45 am
  • 11:15 am
  • 11:45 am
  • 12:15 pm
  • 12:45 pm
  • 1:15 pm - NO SAILING
  • 1:45 pm
  • 2:15 pm
  • 2:45 pm
  • 3:15 pm
  • 3:45 pm
  • 4:15 pm
  • 4:45 pm
  • 5:15 pm
  • 5:45 pm
  • 6:15 pm
  • 6:45 pm - NO SAILING
  • 7:15 pm
  • 7:45 pm
  • 8:15 pm
  • 8:45* pm

* Last sailing

Shoulder Season 10am - 5pm

April 29 to May 30
September 3 – October 14

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • 10:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm - NO SAILING
  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30* pm
  • *See “News” for extra sailings on May 17, 18 & 19*

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • 10:15 am
  • 10:45 am
  • 11:15 am
  • 11:45 am
  • 12:15 pm
  • 12:45 pm
  • 1:15 pm - NO SAILING
  • 1:45 pm
  • 2:15 pm
  • 2:45 pm
  • 3:15 pm
  • 3:45 pm
  • 4:15 pm
  • 4:45* pm
  • See “News” for extra sailings on May 17, 18 & 19

* Last sailing

Low Season 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

April 18 to April 28 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Please refer to Ferry Schedule April 2019 News Article for up to date info.

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • 10:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:00 noon
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm NO SAILING
  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm * LAST SAILING
  • No Sailings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • 10:15 am
  • 10:45 am
  • 11:15 am
  • 11:45 am
  • 12:15 pm
  • 12:45 pm
  • 1:15 pm
  • 1:45 pm NO SAILING
  • 2:15 pm
  • 2:45 pm
  • 3:15 pm
  • 3:45 pm
  • 4:15 pm
  • 4:45 pm LAST SAILING
  • No sailings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

* Last sailing