Ferry Info

FERRY SERVICE LOCATED AT MAFFEO SUTTON PARK

 

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 us at:

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 pedal 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. 

Reservations for Groups of 12 or More 

Ferry reservations are available for groups of 12 or more travelling at the same time.

If you do have a group of 12 or more travelling at the same time and would like to set up a reservation please contact us by email at guestservices@saysutshun.ca.  Reservations must be made a minimum of 4 days prior to your event.

Ferry Fees

Category Price

  • Adult $12 Return
  • Senior Citizen $10 Return
  • Youth (13+) $12 Return
  • Child (12 and under) $5 Return
  • Toddler/Infant (2 and under) No Charge
  • Pets $5 each
  • Bicycle *(NO electric bikes allowed on Newcastle)* $5 each
  • Equipment & Supplies $2 each
  • Payment Types: Prefer Debit and Credit

Visa, MasterCard and Debit are accepted. We accept Cash.

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

Ferry Schedule

Peak Season 9:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. DAILY

June 1st to September 6th, 2022

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • 9:00 am
  • 9:30 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 12 noon
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm NO SAILING
  • 1:30 pm - NO SAILING
  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 p.m
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm
  • *7:30pm - LAST SAILING

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 - NO SAILING
  • 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
  • *7:45 pm - LAST SAILING

* Last sailing

Shoulder Season 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Daily
May 1st to May 31st, 2022

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • 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- NO-SAILING
  • 1:30 p.m. - NO SAILIING
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • *4:00 p.m. -
  • 4:30 p.m.

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • 9:15 a.m. -
  • 9:45 a.m. -
  • 10:15 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:15p.m - NO SAILING
  • 1:45 p.m. - NO SAILING
  • 2:15 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:15 p.m.
  • *3:45 p.m.
  • 4:15 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.

* Last sailing

Low Season Mon to Tues 11 to 4/Weds to Sun 10 to 6 /

Sept 7th to Oct 13th, 2022

Maffeo Sutton Dock

  • 10 to 6 every half hour

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Dock

  • 1015 to 545 every half hour

* Last sailing