BC Ferries added 171 sailings over the holidays. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

UPDATED: BC Ferries sailings still filling up Saturday after Christmas

Saturday morning and afternoon sailings full, with evening filling up

Ferries between Vancouver Island and the mainland are filling up as passengers travel on the weekend after Christmas.

For the evening, the 5 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen is 100 per cent full. The 6 p.m. sailing is 42 per cent full and the 7 p.m. sailing is 53 per cent full.

Headed to Victoria, the 5 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay is 74 per cent full but the 7 p.m and 8 p.m. sailings are less than 50 per cent full.

After a cancellation Saturday afternoon, the evening sailing between Tsawwassen to Duke Point at 5:45 p.m. is only 36 per cent full, but the 3:15 p.m. sailing left at almost 100 per cent capacity.

A cancellation from Duke Point to Tsawwassen also took place Saturday afternoon and the 5:45 p.m. sailing is 88 per cent full.

READ ALSO: BC Ferries adds 170 extra sailings for the holidays

BC Ferries said it had cancelled the 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. sailings on the Queen of Alberni due to a mechanical difficulty with the ship’s main engine fuel pump. Customers with reservations were to be advised of the cancellation and accommodated on a later sailing where possible. Reservations that were cancelled had fees fully refunded.

From Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, the 5:55 p.m. sailing is 100 per cent full with the 8:45 p.m. sailing almost half full. The 10:10 p.m. sailing, however, is only 6 per cent full.

BC Ferries added 171 sailings to its regular schedule over the holidays.

shalu.mehta@blackpress.ca


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