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Ferry walk-ons

I'm taking the ferry from Horseshoe to Departure this coming Saturday afternoon, and back in the other direction one week later, in both cases without a car.

My understanding is that in spite of these being busy times, we shouldn't need reservations as walk-on passengers. Is this correct?

Also, how long before scheduled sailing time do we need to be at the terminals to buy tickets and board?

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1. Re: Ferry walk-ons

Hi tws ~

No ressies for walk ons. The ticket office cuts off sales for walk ons at 10 min before sailing. (It takes 5 min to walk the overhead walkway to the "plank" onto the ship.)

If you are taking the #257 Horseshoe Bay Express bus from Vancouver, it will cleverly drop you right in front of the ticket booth with enough time to buy your tix.

Hope you have an enjoyable time!

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2. Re: Ferry walk-ons

Thanks!

The flexibility of not needing reservations was one of the reasons (along with the fares, of course) that we decided to only rent a car on the island and make the crossings without one, but I realized I didn't actually know that for sure, as my only experience with BC Ferries has been in winter, on week days, sailing Tsawassen-Swartz Bay.

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3. Re: Ferry walk-ons

(sorry, Tsawwassen)

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4. Re: Ferry walk-ons

I would plan to get to the ferry about 30 minutes prior to sailing. The lines at the booth are occasionally long and they [rarely] cut off walk on passengers if they are reaching their safety limit. Its easy to do on foot. Good call.

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5. Re: Ferry walk-ons

[and I've given up on trying to spell Tsswaawwwwseenen. I think everyone knows the place I mean...! ;>]

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6. Re: Ferry walk-ons

lolol. My trick is to think "stutter." :-))

Tsa wwa ssen.

I think the 257 bus schedule has that arriving 30 min ahead thing built in.. www.translink.ca

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7. Re: Ferry walk-ons

Great, thanks.

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