A new foot passenger ferry service between Gibsons and Horseshoe Bay was launched yesterday afternoon by Pacific Ferries. Starting with weekday afternoon and evening sailings, the Coastal Clipper will offer foot passengers the option of bypassing the Langdale terminal and taking a 25-minute run between Horseshoe Bay and the public dock in Gibsons, and back again, said Pacific Ferries spokeswoman Linda Feuerhelm.
The new service will operate at peak times in the late afternoon and early evening. According to the company’s website, regular sailings will be twice a day in the afternoons from Monday to Friday, starting at 2:55 pm from Horseshoe Bay (3:30 pm from Gibsons) with an additional sailing Wednesday to Friday that leaves Horseshoe Bay at 7:20 pm (7:50 from Gibsons).
Tickets are $15 to get from Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons, but are free for the return trip. Bikes can be brought on board for an extra $2.
Next week Pacific Ferries will implement foot passenger service between Bowen Island and Horseshoe Bay. Tickets for that route will be $10 with a free return trip.
To attract new customers at their start-up, Pacific Ferries is offering free rides from Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons for the first three days, January 27/28/29.
For more information on rates and sailing times for Pacific Ferries, see www.pacificferries.ca. Pic Creds: Pacific Ferries.