Getting Here is Half the Fun!
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Invictus Charters leaves from the Brechin Boat Ramp – which is right next door (east) to the BC Ferries Terminal at Departure Bay. The parking is pay, requires a parking permit and the lot is patrolled every hour. Parking coupons can be obtained from the parking dispensor: located in the yellow metal box under the street light in the middle of the lot. Place voucher on dash and you will be just fine. There is a washroom located in the brick building at the entrance to the lot. Your charter leaves from the dock. On the map (above) the dock is located right under the letter “F” – NOT where the letter ballon touches the map but under the actual Top Tip of the letter F – right on the water.
BC Ferry Schedule – Tsawwassen to Duke Point (Nanaimo) – 2 hr trip
BC Ferry Schedule – Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (Victoria) – 1. 6 hr trip
BC Ferry Schedule – Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay (Nanaimo) – 1. 6 hr trip (Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo or Victoria)
BC Ferries operates car and passenger ferries from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. There are hourly (7am till 9pm) sailings during the summer months and every 2 hours in the off-season. Routes to the Island depart from either Tsawwassen and arrive at Duke Point (Nanaimo) or Swartz Bay (Victoria), or from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Nanaimo’s Departure Bay. You can call ahead and make a reservation to guarantee a spot on a sailing.
Black Ball Ferry (Port Angeles to Victoria)
A car and passenger ferry connecting Port Angeles, Washington, with downtown Victoria. Black Ball Ferry offers 4 sailings daily during the summer months and 2 daily sailings during the off-season. No reservations so arrive early to secure the sailing time of your choice. (Anacortes to Sidney)
A car and passenger ferry connecting Anacortes, Washington, to Sydney, Vancouver Island. Crossing time is just over 2 hours and sailings are twice a day during the summer and once per day during the off-season. No reservations so arrive early to ensure the sailing time of your choice.