OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY 11:30 AM TO 10:00 PM.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY 11:30 AM TO 11:00 PM.

Ferry Information

Ferry Information:


Nanaimo to Protection Island & The Dinghy Dock Pub:
The ferry leaves Protection Island every hour on the hour. The ferry leaves the Nanaimo side 10  minutes past every hour. The times for the first and last daily sailings are below. The ramp to access the Protection Island Ferry waiting room is located on the corner of Front Street and Promenade Drive in downtown Nanaimo. Upon arrival at the waiting room the Protection Island Ferry will load passengers headed for the Dinghy Dock Pub and Protection Island. Once fares are collected and safety announcements are made we will disembark.

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Ferry Schedule  (Leaving Protection Island):

Monday-Wednesday: 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m

Thursday-Friday: 7:00a.m to 11:00 p.m

Saturday: 8:00a.m to 11:00 p.m

Sunday: 8:00a.m to 10:00 p.m
(Subject to Seasonal Changes)

Ferry Fares:
Round Trip

Adult – $9.00
Senior (age: 65+) – $8.00
Child (age: 6-12) – $6.00
Bikes – $5.00
Dogs – $2.00

Ferry Fares:
One Way

Adult – $5.00
Senior (age: 65+) – $4.50
Child (age: 6-12) – $3.50
Bikes – $2.50
Dogs – $1.00

Maffeo Sutton Park to Newcastle Island:
The ferry leaves Maffeo Sutton Park on the hour and 30 minutes past every hour. The times for the first and last daily sailings are below. The loading dock is located on the “Sea Wall” located in Maffeo Sutton Park in downtown Nanaimo. Upon arrival at the dock, the ferry will load passengers headed for New Castle Island. Once fares are collected and safety announcements are made we will disembark.

Ferry Schedule  (Leaving Maffeo Sutton Park):

7 Days a Week: 9:00 a.m to 8:30 p.m
(Subject to Seasonal Changes)

Ferry Fares:

Round Trip

Adult – $9.00
Senior (age: 65+) – $6.00
Child (age: 6-12) – $6.00
Bikes – $5.00
Dogs – $5.00

Ferry Fares:

One Way

Adult – $5.00
Senior (age: 65+) – $4.00
Child (age: 6-12) – $4.00
Excess Cargo – $5.00 (at the Ferry Captain’s discretion)

  • Protection Island Ferry Details

  • Address:
  • Protection Island Ferry Dock, 151 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2, Canada
  • Telephone:
  • +1 (250) 753-8244

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