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5 JULY 2020

Ferries busy, priority for residents of Sunshine Coast.

Adding some extra sailings.

3 Water taxi Services - Lund Water Taxi, Savary Island Ferry and Barge & QUEST ( Campbell River ).

Bus Service Vancouver to Powell River - SUNSHINE COAST CONNECTOR.

NEW Vancouver Island Bus Service , Victoria to Comox ( Little River) Ferry Terminal.

 

FERRIES - COVID - EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS 'Clink'

Starting 15 June, Face Masks required, B.C. Ferries do not provide or sell. So bring your own.

NOTE RE PRIORITY BOARDING FOR RESIDENTS TRAVELLING ON BC FERRIES:

For the duration of the state of emergency, residents have priority loading. That’s covered under the provincial emergency orders. You need to identify yourself to the ticket agent and you will be added to the essential travellers queue. Proof of residency will be required.

( Not according to spokesperson Deborah Marshall In an email to Coast Reporter, spokeswoman Deborah Marshall addressed another issue that residents have discussed lately on social media – priority boarding for Sunshine Coast residents.

When the province first declared a state of emergency in March, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth included the power to “direct passenger and car ferry operators, in consultation with the province, [to] provide minimum service levels and priority access for residents, and essential goods and workers.”

When asked whether priority boarding was in effect, Marshall said “residents of the Sunshine Coast just need to tell the ticket agent they are residents. They don’t need to show ID. Please keep in mind that there may still be overloads, as the majority of travellers on the Langdale route are residents."

From that point, assuming that there is space available on the ship, you will be loaded with the essential travelers.

Up until now, there has been space on most vessels, but with traffic increasing you may find this helpful."

GETTING   (T)HERE

There are a few stages involved getting Savary.

It's stop / start. Load car, drive to ferry terminal, wait, load, drive to next terminal , wait load,

drive to Lund, unload, take down ramp to float, hand freight to water taxi driver, ride over, unload carry up ramp.

Load on to 'Land Taxi' or private vehicle. You have to learn to enjoy .

Take in the majestic fjord coastline, whilst having a coffee, instead of driving.

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Things have a gotten a bit easier last couple of years, new float & ramp at dock make ease congestion and the slope is gentler.

Lots of gravel and more regular maintenance improved the road, but it's showing signs of deterioration after The Winter.

 


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The vast majority of trips to Savary are via LUND WATER TAXI.   604-483-9749

 

New Float ( 2017) Colour Coded !

 

 

To get to  LUND  The Northern Terminus of Highway 101 from Vancouver.

Drive to Horseshoe Bay, take the Sunshine Coast / Langdale Ferry.     Schedules Clink 

read service notices at bottom of schedules, they sneak stuff in

"EXPERIENCE CARD DISCOUNTS' worth checking out.

Drive to the end of the road Earls Cove at this terminal you just drive in your ticket is good for both ferries.

( your fare is good for the two crossings, no toll booths on The Lower Sunshine Coast)    Schedules Clink

They don't collect FARES on the Sechelt Peninsula , you ticket is good for Two ferries either continuing through to Powell River or returning to Vancouver

There is a restaurant  THE COVE  under new management at the terminal

The ferry crosses Jervis Inlet and docks at Saltery Bay, from there it's a half hour drive to POWELL  RIVER * and another half hour to LUND.

From VANCOUVER ISLAND - The ferry leaves from Little River ( Comox ) to  Westview  ( POWELL RIVER)

LUND

 

*NO GAS IN LUND ( except marine)

Make sure You have gas in your tank to get you to Lund and back to Powell River at least.

No gas in Lund. Closest Sliammon, Wildwood & Townsite.

It's a good idea to have enough to get to The Petrocan at Pender Harbour if You are rushing to catch the Saltery bay ferry, when you are heading home.

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From Vancouver  Island there is a ferry from LITTLE  RIVER ( COMOX) to POWELL  RIVER. Schedules Clink

You need some time in Lund, unloading the car and taking stuff down the ramp and parking.

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The old Hotel parking lot is now directly run by   THE LUND RESORT at Kla Ah Men -

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LUND PARKING ( formerly End of The Road Parking) under new management Gord & Micah.

Same phone # 604-483-3667     New Website - On Line Reservations

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It's about a 10 minute crossing to Savary. then you have to carry your belongings up the ramp.

 Unique to Savary "Land Taxis", crew cab pick up trucks capable of hauling, kids , dogs, coolers, bikes etc.  make the final stage to your cottage.

LUND WATER TAXI  ( for over a quarter of a century, Savary's lifeline) 

coordinate Water Taxi, 'Land Taxi' , barge ( vehicles & freight ) and also run the  Savary 'gas depot'.  604-483-9749

They go places other than Savary, Hernando, Sarah Point for The Sunshine Coast Trail & the direct route to Cortes Island.

 

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SAVARY ISLAND FERRY & BARGE "CLINK"

 

We will continue after May 13th with our scheduled cargo trips on Wednesdays providing pickup and delivery services from Powell River throughout the summer. Once your order is pre-paid all you need to do is email us your confirmation receipts or pickup notification. We do the rest.

We can pickup from any business in Powell River and deliver to Savary. You can come and grab it from our dock once it arrives or have us deliver it to Savary Island.

Cost for us to pickup in Powell River in our truck and delivery to our Finn Bay Operations Centre is $5 dollars per stop up to 30lbs. $0.25 cents per pound after 30lbs per stop.

Cost to transport cargo to the Savary Island Dock from Finn Bay will be $0.25 a pound with a $5.00 minimum.

Starting May 20th 2020 we will start providing Wednesday cargo deliveries to or from the Savary Island Dock to an address on Savary Island with one of our land shuttles. There is a $10 flat fee for up to 40 pounds and 0.25 a pound after the first 40 pounds.

Mail Service:

We provide mail pickup service at the Lund post office and deliver it to the Savary Island Dock for $5.00 a delivery charge. Parcels are an additional 0.25 cents a pound. You must be at the dock to receive the mail. Please email us if this service is an interest to you.

Parking:

Our secure parking lot is open on site. Our vehicle rates are as follows:

$8 a day / $50 a week / $150 a month /$750 6 months / $1200 12 months.

Annual parking includes one return water taxi trip a month.

Weekly and monthly vehicle parking includes use of our dock to tie up your boat for a max of 3 hours so you can get your running around done in town.

Online Delivery Services:

We have had an amazing response to our ability to get cargo and packages to Savary Island from many online stores such as:

Amazon / Costco / WayFair/ Most Clothing Stores

Our address for ordering cargo to is

Finn Bay Marine Group
/ C/O YOUR NAME, 9995 Finn Bay Road, Powell River, BC, VON2G0

Upon package arrive you will receive an email confirmation.

We are working with local government to provide safe transportation to remote islands in the area. We will provide information on our ability to resume regular passenger movement as we are directed. Thanks again for all your support and we look forward to seeing you on the water.
Have a great weekend.

Savary Island Ferry        Dispatch@savaryislandferry.com

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'QUEST' Water taxi from Campbell River 'CLINK"

New scheduled water taxi service to Hernando and Savary Islands! Beginning on July 15th, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday departing Campbell River at 2:30 p.m. Departing Hernando/Savary around 3:15-3:30. Under 4 people is $89 (Savary) and $79 (Hernando). If we have more than 4 passengers the rates drop to $59 (Savary) and $49 (Hernando). Freight up to 200lbs is $50. Deliveries can be made to our office in the Discovery Harbour Marina...groceries to be delivered the day of the trip. This is a "dock to dock" service, beach landings are a charter rate. Contact us for more info!

1374 Island Hwy 19a  V9W-8C9 Campbell River, British Columbia
 
(778) 346-0021

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TIPS & PROTOCOLS

Recommended; Check Tide Tables - higher tide makes loading easier.

Get Rubbermaid Totes for packing.( Put your name on them).

Some items are considered hazardous cargo , they cannot be transported on the water taxi e.g.  Car Batteries, filled propane bottles, cans of gasoline.

When boat is docking, allow driver to exit, wait for  him to tie the boat up,

leave freight on the boat, driver will hand it to to you.

Keep a hand free to hold on  .

Hang around to unload your own freight.

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FLOAT PLANES - are a delightful option, the views , the quick trip and the joy of wading ashore should be experienced.

 

VANCITY SEAPLANES info@vancityseaplanes.com  Peter Grimm has established his company as Savary's airline over the last few years.  Phone: 1-604-716-0536

HARBOUR  AIR -  Based downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour.   1.800.665.0212

PACIFIC SEAPLANES --    250-616-5858 and email at sales@pacificseaplanes.biz

CORILAIR - Based in Campbell river, they do a 'mystery tour' post office run.    operations:    ops@corilair.com      reservations@corilair.com

toll free: 1-888-287-8366          local: 250-287-8371      fax: 250-287-3481

 

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Flights to Powell River Airport - PACIFIC COASTAL AIRLINES

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    BUS SERVICE

The Sunshine Coast Connector   "clink"

On June 26th, Sunshine Coast Connector SAFELY resuming service between Powell River and Langdale ferry terminal
Upon resuming our services, Sunshine Coast Connector is introducing a Safety Protocol dedicated to enhanced cleaning and sanitation, preventative measures to ensure the safety and protection of our drivers, and passengers.
1. Health Screening Questions will be asked of all travelling passengers
2. Engineering controls - Plexiglass has been installed for the protection of both staff and passengers, and increased ventilation.
3. Hand sanitizer will be available for everyone’s use
4. Face masks will be required by all passengers (use your personal or buy from driver)
5. Bus / Van will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized
6. Drivers will be wearing face masks while interacting with passengers and wear gloves for the safe handling of luggage
7. Customers will be asked to social distance while waiting for luggage to be loaded / unloaded and while getting on / off the bus
8. Armrests, handhelds, seat belt buckles and seat controls will be thoroughly sanitized prior to each trip

Schedule and online booking will be available on June 10th, 2020
Travel in Confidence with Sunshine Coast Connector.

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NEW VANCOUVER ISLAND BUS SERVICE - TO POWELL RIVER FERRY. "CLINK"

Powell River bus service

 

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SUNSHINE  COAST  SHUTTLES- clink

Jesse Newman's customised truck takes you to Sunshine Coast Trail and other hidden delights, of the Powell River back country.

Also supply and catering available.

604-483-6374 /

 

 

Powell River Visitors Info, "Drop In" or check their site "Clink"