Our Vessels

Our Vessels

Say Hullo to the brand new, speedy vessels that will comfortably sail you between downtowns.

Story behind our vessel names

Our vessels each have a hul’q’umi’num’ name gifted to us in honour by our partner, Snuneymuxw First Nation. These names are representative of entities of the natural world: spuhéls (spah – els) meaning wind, and sthuqi’ (sta-key) meaning Sockeye salmon.

Snuneymuxw First Nation provides insight into these esteemed members – spuhéls and sthuqi’ – of the natural world.

spuhéls

(spah-els)

“spuhéls keeps the air cool and clean. They bring the clouds who offer the rain to cleanse and nourish the earth. spuhéls moves the water and keeps it fresh and sweet.

spuhéls has powered our travel since the beginning of time, connecting us with the communities and places we love.”

sthuqi'

(sta-key)

“The sacred salmon taught us how to live, to endure and undoubtedly to keep moving forward. The Ancestors knew the sthuqi’ community as fierce warriors that must be treated with utmost respect. From the beginning of time, our way of life has been built on our relationship with sthuqi’, which in addition to being a food”

Features on our vessels

Seating

Get a load of convenience and comfort with reservable seating. Sit back, relax, and indulge in modern ferry travel.

Thoughtful design

We’ve got a breezy, open concept across two decks with handrails that make our boats safe and easy to navigate.

Engines

Our vessels are each powered by four MTU Rolls-Royce propulsion jets, offering both speed and efficiency.

Speed

When we say high-speed, we mean high speed. Sail up to 38 knots with us between downtowns.

Bathrooms

Both our main and upper deck host multiple individual non-gendered bathrooms for your convenience.

Wi-Fi & charging

Enjoy Wi-Fi that actually works and charge your devices right at your seat so you can do whatever floats your boat.

Story of our vessels

Our vessels each have a hul’q’umi’num’ name gifted to us in honour by our partner, Snuneymuxw First Nation. These names are representative of entities of the natural world: spuhéls (spah – els) meaning wind, and sthuqi’ (sta-key) meaning Sockeye salmon.

Snuneymuxw First Nation provides insight into these esteemed members – spuhéls and sthuqi’ – of the natural world.

spuhéls

“spuhéls keeps the air cool and clean. They bring the clouds who offer the rain to cleanse and nourish the earth. spuhéls moves the water and keeps it fresh and sweet.

spuhéls has powered our travel since the beginning of time, connecting us with the communities and places we love.”

sthuqi’

“The sacred salmon taught us how to live, to endure and undoubtedly to keep moving forward. The Ancestors knew the sthuqi’ community as fierce warriors that must be treated with utmost respect. From the beginning of time, our way of life has been built on our relationship with sthuqi’, which in addition to being a food resource, is a central part of our ceremonies.”

The Hullo Experience

Our guests are at the forefront of everything we do. This elevated ferry service is designed with vessels made to voyage the Salish Sea, and our on-board team prides themselves in delivering a top-notch guest experience you won’t forget. It’s time to say “Hullo” to enjoyable travel between downtown Vancouver and Nanaimo.

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