Route Services

  • BC Ferries operates a scheduled ferry service between Crofton on Vancouver Island and Vesuvius Bay on Saltspring Island.
  • Vehicles and Passengers
  • Distance: 2.8 nautical miles
  • Sailing Time: 20 minutes
  • Sailings: 14 daily round-trip sailings between Crofton and Saltspring Island
  • Ticket sales and loading end 3 minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles and 5 minutes before the scheduled sailing time for walk-on passengers.

Community Information

Map of British Columbia Ferry RoutesClick on the map to view a large scale map of the BC Gulf Islands Ferry Routes, or view BC Ferries’ map of Ferry Routes in BC (PDF format). Make vehicle reservations and check current ferry schedules, ferry fares, capacity conditions at major ferry terminals, and the departure and arrival status of current sailings directly on the BC Ferries website.

BC Ferries Schedule for this Route

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Saltspring Island is also served by ferry terminals at Long Harbour and Fulford Harbour, providing access to and from Vancouver and Victoria respectively.

Island Hopping
Travelling between the Southern Gulf Islands and Northern Gulf Islands can be accomplished in small hops. Each of these islands is a world unto itself, each with its own history, culture and colourful characters – each island deserves at least a day or two for exploring.