Quite often we leave our boat in Saltspring and walk-on the ferry on Sunday night to work for the week and then walk-on the ferry, the following Friday or Saturday, to get back to the boat. On our last couple of trips we were shocked, and almost stranded, to find out that there is a limit to the number of foot passengers. This is even more upsetting if you miss the noon ferry on Saturday to Long Harbour and there isn’t another one until 7:20 p.m. that makes 3 stops along the way! Effective May 1st, BC Ferries is allowing foot passengers to make a reservation at no charge. This is the info from the website:
Foot Passenger Reservations from Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands – Foot Passenger customers travelling from Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands between May 1 and September 7, 2015 can make a reservation. BC Ferries is providing customers the opportunity to secure their travel plans when travelling to the Southern Gulf Islands during the busy summer months. Travel must be paid for at time of booking (no reservation fee will apply) while space is available. To make a reservation, please call Customer Care at 1-888-BC-FERRY (223-3779).
Seriously, knowledge is power.