Ferry Schedule & Fees

FERRY SCHEDULE FOR JUNE 2020

To view the ferry schedule for June, 2020 please go to "News" and click on the posting for May 26th - Ferry Schedule June 2020.

Note:  On Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon we will have our smaller vessel running (maximum 6 passengers).  Our larger vessel (maximum 20 passengers) will run from 12 noon to the last sailing at 6:45 p.m.

PANDEMIC PROCEDURES - Non-Medical Face Coverings Required

During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the recovery period the following policies/procedures are in place to protect our passengers, staff, and community:

  • While on board the ferry, all passengers age 2 and over, as well as all staff, are required to wear a non-surgical face covering that covers their mouth and nose.
    Note:  Bring your face covering with you – we will not be providing them.
  • Prior to selling you your ticket we will ask you the following questions:
    • Are you in possession of a face covering that covers your mouth and nose, and do you agree to wear this covering while on board the ferry? If NO or passenger refuses to answer, boarding will be denied.
    • Do you have a fever and a cough? If YES or passenger refuses to answer, boarding will be denied.
    • Do you have a fever and breathing difficulty? If YES or passenger refuses to answer, boarding will be denied.
    • Have you been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to COVID-19? If YES or passenger refuses to answer, boarding will be denied.
    • Are you the subject of a provincial/territorial or local public health order? If YES or passenger refuses to answer, boarding will be denied.
  • Physical distancing will be required whenever possible.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available.
  • The vessels will be sanitized after each sailing.
  • The number of passengers on each vessel will be reduced by 50%.  This means that we will allow a maximum of 20 passengers on our larger ferry and a maximum of 6 passengers on our smaller ferry (when it is running).
  • The number of people allowed on the docks will be limited.
  • Ours days and hours of operation will be reduced – see appropriate ferry schedule for sailing days and times  https://newcastleisland.ca/ferry-info.
  • With the need for sanitizing we may not always be able to maintain our "15 minute" schedule.  Be aware that sailing times are approximate.

FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS:

FACE COVERINGS SHOULD:

  • Be made of multiple layers of absorbent fabric (e.g., cotton)
  • Cover the mouth and nose without gaps
  • Fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops
  • Allow for easy breathing
  • Be changed as soon as possible if damp or dirty
  • Stay the same shape after machine washing and drying.

FACE COVERINGS SHOULD NOT:

  • Be placed on infants (i.e. children under the age of 2 years old)
  • Be placed on anyone who has trouble breathing
  • Be placed on anyone who is unconscious
  • Be placed on someone who is incapacitated or unable to remove it without assistance
  • Be made exclusively of plastic sheeting or materials that easily fall apart (e.g., tissues)
  • Be shared with others
  • Impair vision or interfere with tasks.

 

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!

For general information regarding the Saysutshun Ferry please contact Mary
Phone:  250-816-0382
Email:  ferrycoordinator@petroglyphdg.com

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 have a group of 12 or more people travelling at the same time, please contact Mary at ferrycoordinator@petroglyphdg.com to make reservations for the ferry.  Reservations must be made a minimum of 4 days prior to your event.

Ferry Fees

Category Price

  • Adult $7 Return
  • Senior $7 Return
  • Youth (13+) $7 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
  • Payment Types: Debit, Visa and MasterCard - No Cash at this time

Visa, MasterCard and Debit are accepted. We are not accepting cash at this time.

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

Ferry Schedule

The ferry to Saysutshun runs daily. All passengers age 2 and over must wear a face covering while on board the ferry. To see the June schedule please go to "News" and click on the posting for May 26th "Ferry Schedule for June 2020".




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

Peak Season Please see “News” for the June schedule

June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • Please see “News” posting on May 26th for the June ferry schedule

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • Please see “News” posting on May 26th for the June ferry schedule

* Last sailing

Shoulder Season 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

May 29 and 30
Friday and Saturday only; The ferry will not run if the forecast is for rain and/or thunderstorms; all passengers age 2 and over must wear face masks

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • Sailing times are approximate as sanitizing may take longer than planned. Please see the news article “Ferry Schedule June 2020”
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 12 noon
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. No Sailing
  • * 2:00 p.m. (last sailing)

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • Sailing times are approximate as sanitizing may take longer than planned
  • 10:15 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:15 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m. No Sailing
  • 2:15 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • * 3:15 p.m. (last saililng)

* Last sailing

Low Season 03/20/20

October 2020 to March 2021

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • This schedule will be posted at a later date

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • This schedule will be posted at a later date

* Last sailing