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Protection Island Ferry Schedule

Ferry Information:

For more information concerning the Protection Island Ferry contact us at: (250)753-2373 or email:

Nanaimo to Protection Island & The Dinghy Dock Pub:
The ferry is scheduled to leave Protection Island every hour on the hour. The ferry is scheduled to leave 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 depart.

Notes:  Ferry will shuttle for overflow situations. Times are approximate when busy. No dangerous goods on ferry.  Fares & conditions subject to change without notice.

Accessibility:  The ferry has very limited wheelchair accessibility. If the wheelchair can be folded, and the passenger can be assisted to board and again to disembark on the other side, then we are good to go.

Dogs:  Only Service Guide Dogs are permitted at the Pub/Restaurant/Docks.

Ferry Page

Ferry Schedule  (Leaving Protection Island):

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

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m

Thursday: 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m

Friday: 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m

Saturday : 8:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m

Sunday 8:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m

(Subject to Seasonal Changes)

Ferry Fares (cash only):
Round Trip

Adult – $9.00
Senior (age: 65+) – $8.00
Child (age: 6-12) – $6.00
Bikes – see one-way fares
Dogs – see one-way fares

EXCESS Cargo – $5 increments, tbd at time of arrival.

Ferry Fares (cash only):
One Way

Adult – $5.00
Senior (age: 65+) – $4.50
Child (age: 6-12) – $3.50
Bikes – $3.00 (no round trip fare available)
Dogs – $1.00 (no round trip fare available)



  • Protection Island Ferry Details

  • Address:
  • Protection Island Ferry Dock, 151 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2, Canada
  • Telephone:
  • +1 (250) 753-2373
  • Email: