Ferry Schedule & Fees

Your Saysutshun adventure begins on the water! Daily, year-round and 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 a daily, year-round passenger ferry 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.

Booking Large Groups

If you plan on bringing a party of 12 or more people, please contact Mary Cholack to make reservations for the ferry.

Ferry Fees

Category Price

  • Newcastle Island Ferry Service is Cash Only
  • General Admission* $5 Return
  • Pets $1 each
  • Bicycle $2 each
  • Equipment & Supplies $1 each
  • 20-Ride Pass $80
  • Peak Season Pass $150
  • Winter Season Pass $100
  • Special Event Booking** Case by case

To make reservations for the ferry, please email Mary Cholack.

* General Admission applies to all passengers of all ages
** Special Events are scheduled separate from this Ferry Schedule

Ferry Schedule

Ferry Notice: Extra Sailings May 25th / 26th.

We have added extra ferry sailings for the weekend of May 25th & 26th - check out the updated schedule here.


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

Peak Season 9am - 9pm

June 1 - September 15

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
  • 7:00 pm
  • 7:30 pm - NO SAILING
  • 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
  • 7:15 pm - NO SAILING
  • 7:45 pm
  • 8:15 pm
  • 8:45* pm

* Last sailing

Shoulder Season 10am - 5pm

April 1 – May 31
September 16 – October 15

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • 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

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
  • 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

Low Season 11am - 3pm

October 16 - March 31

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30* pm

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • 11:15 am
  • 11:45 am
  • 12:15 pm
  • 12:45 pm
  • 1:15 pm
  • 1:45 pm
  • 2:15 pm
  • 2:45* pm

* Last sailing