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Bringing a wheelchair? Book here!

Fast, convenient ferry travel between downtown Vancouver and Nanaimo

Foot-passenger travel is about to get a ‘hull’ lot better. Our fast-ferry service is here to connect you to a boatload of possibilities in just 70 minutes.

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We're new

With two brand new vessels, our new company is here to show you a fresh new way to travel between downtowns.

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We're modern

It’s more than a fast-ferry: it’s reservable seating, free Wi-Fi, and more to ensure you can sail with efficiency.

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We're friendly

Transit-friendly terminal locations, friendly guest services, user-friendly online booking… you get the point!

Bring your large luggage and sports gear with Hullo!

*NEW*

We heard you, so we made it happen! Guests can now sail with up to 3 large bags and select sports gear for an additional fee. Get downtown fast and connect to YVR or the cruise ship terminal with all the things needed for an epic adventure.

Space on our vessel is limited. Snag a spot for your large luggage in advance when booking your trip.

Daily Sailing Schedule

Vancouver to Nanaimo

Thurs-Mon

9:00am

11:00am

1:00pm

3:00pm

5:30pm

7:30pm

Tues & Wed

9:00am

1:00pm

5:30pm

All sailings are 75 minutes.

Departure Times:

9:00am

11:00am

1:00pm

3:00pm

5:30pm

7:30pm

All sailings are 75 minutes.

Departure Times:

9:00am

1:00pm

5:30pm

Nanaimo to Vancouver

Thurs-Mon

7:15am

9:00am

11:00am

1:00pm

3:30pm

5:30pm

Tues & Wed

7:15am

11:00am

3:30pm

 

All sailings are 75 minutes.

Departure Times:

7:15am

9:00am

11:00am

1:00pm

3:30pm

5:30pm

All sailings are 75 minutes.

Departure Times:

7:15am

11:00am

3:30pm

We offer up to 7 sailings during special events, concerts, and more. Check out our special event sailing schedule below for more dates. 

Daily Sailing Schedule

Downtown Vancouver to downtown Nanaimo – and back!

Vancouver to Nanaimo
Depart Arrive
9:00 AM right arrow icon 10:15 AM
1:00 PM right arrow icon 2:15 PM
5:30 PM right arrow icon 6:45 PM
9:30 PM* right arrow icon 10:45 PM*
Nanaimo to Vancouver
Depart Arrive
7:00 AM right arrow icon 8:15 AM
11:00 AM right arrow icon 12:15 PM
3:30 PM right arrow icon 4:45 PM
7:30 PM right arrow icon 8:45 PM

*We have new late night sailings! Sailing subject to change based on special events. Please view the special events schedule and dates for more info.

3 ways to sail with ease:

One-way

Comfort

Designed with you in mind. Enjoy easy travel at an affordable, entry-level price.

A voyage for everyone.

  • Reserved seating
  • Main deck
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • USB charging port
  • Shared AC charging port
Enjoy $10 off your
first booking with an online account.
$39.99 $29.99

$39.99

One-way

Premium

Stay better connected with enhanced seating, a view, and extra perks to elevate the way you travel.

Elevated perks.

  • Free seat selection
  • Upper deck
  • High-speed Wi-Fi (streaming)
  • Priority off-boarding
  • Dedicated AC + USB/USBC charging port
Enjoy $10 off your
first booking with an online account.
$49.99 $39.99

$49.99

One-way

Business

For the business-minded traveller who values maximum comfort with the nicest recliners aboard.

Professionally awesome.

  • Free seat selection
  • Upper deck
  • High-speed Wi-Fi (streaming)
  • Priority off-boarding
  • Dedicated AC + USB/USBC charging port
  • Complimentary snack + beverage
Enjoy $10 off your
first booking with an online account.
$59.99 $49.99

$59.99

Pricing for the whole family

No asterisks, no fine print. It’s what you see plus GST. Oh — and save when you book round-trip!

Fare Type (One-way) Infant
Under 2
Child
2 - 12 years
General
13 - 64 years
Senior
65+
Comfort Free Seat $19.99 $39.99 $19.99
Premium $29.99 $29.99 $49.99 $49.99
Business $39.99 $39.99 $59.99 $59.99
Fare Type
(One-way)
Price
Comfort
  • Infant (Under 2): Free
  • Child (2 - 12 years): $19.99
  • Adult (13 - 64 years): $39.99
  • Senior (65+): $19.99
Premium
  • Infant (Under 2): $29.99
  • Child (2 - 12 years): $29.99
  • Adult (13 - 64 years): $49.99
  • Senior (65+): $49.99
Business
  • Infant (Under 2): $39.99
  • Child (2 - 12 years): $39.99
  • Adult (13 - 64 years): $59.99
  • Senior (65+): $59.99

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Reasons to sail hullo

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2 brand-new, high-speed vessels

Modern catamarans custom made to comfortably move you with reliability.

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Reservable seats

Know your seat in advance—choose from 354 spots across 3 service levels: Comfort, Premium, and Business.

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Free Wi-Fi on board

Work, browse, and socialize aboard because let’s be real—connectivity is just as important to us as it is to you.

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Convenient sailings

A schedule with you in mind and up to 7 round-trip daily sailings in 2023, say Hullo to travel that makes sense.

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Two high-speed ferries

Modern catamarans made to comfortably move you. Did we mention it’s only 70 minutes?

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Free Wi-Fi on board
Work, browse, and socialize aboard because let’s be real- connectivity is just as important to us as it is to you.
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Reservable seats

Skip the musical chairs. Your seat is yours–the entire time you sail with us.

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Convenient sailings
With early morning and late evening sailings, our schedule is made to accommodate yours.
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Work with us at Hullo

Our passionate, experienced team is obsessed with delivering a top-notch service with a can-do attitude. If you’re keen on opportunities to work with us, we’d love to hear from you.