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DESTINATION HORNBY

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Ferries

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BC Ferries provides ferry services from Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island to Denman Island and then from Denman Island to Hornby Island. The standard summer ferry schedule has been provided below. For complete up-to-date information please visit www.bcferries.com

  • 07:40 am
  • 08:20 am except Thursday & Sunday
  • 09:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 12:10 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm last connecting ferry
  • 7:30 pm Friday
  • 8:30 pm Friday
  • 10:00 pm Friday
  • 07:30 am
  • 08:00 am except Sunday
  • 09:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 12:10 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm last connecting ferry
  • 7:15 pm Friday
  • 9:00 pm Friday
  • 10:00 pm Friday

Water Taxi

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Several water taxis options exist to get from Vancouver Island to Hornby Island.

Hornby Island can be reached by Pacific Pro Dive water taxi service from Comox. View the company’s website for scheduled departure times or call (250) 338-6829.

    Inter Island Charters offers water taxi services to and from Hornby Island from a variety of locations. Please contact Jim Funk

    Phone: 250-335-2996
    Cell: 250-218-2996
    Email: hornbyislandseafoods@telus.net
    Denman Island Gravelly Bay – $60
    Denman Island West – $125
    Fanny Bay – $125
    Deep Bay – $80
    Buckley Bay – $150
    Comox Harbour – $175
    Lasqueti Island – $175

    Please contact Jess Berg at:

    Phone: 250-218-9391
    Email: hornbycharters@gmail.com
    $60 Denman Island (Gravelly Bay)
    $80 Deep Bay
    $125 Fanny Bay
    $150 Buckley Bay
    $175 Comox Marina (Harbour Air, Comox Airport)

    Airplane

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    Hornby Island can be reached directly with seaplane or one can fly to Comox from a growing number of origins.

    Comox Airport located about 30 km north of Buckley Bay can be reached on a variety of airlines from many BC hubs and even out of province locations (Calgary). The airport website provides information regarding the various options.

    Harbour Air Seaplanes offers regular service from a variety of locations to Comox and can also be contacted regarding charter flights to Hornby Island. Make reservations via their online booking service or contact the company at 1.800.665.0212.

    Hornby Island can be reached by seaplane from a variety of locations via services provided by Van City Seaplanes. Make reservations via their online booking service or contact the company at 604.716.0536 or info@vancityseaplanes.com.

    Public Transport

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    Hornby Island can be reached directly with seaplane or one can fly to Comox from a growing number of origins.

    IslandLinkBus provides bus or shuttle services from Nanaimo, Courtenay and a variety of other island locations. Make reservations via the or email lbrisco@islandlinkbus.com
    Greyhound bus services provides transportation between a variety of mainland and island hubs. Make reservations via the online booking service or call 1.800.661.8747 or email Canada.info@greyhound.ca
    The Comox Airport web site has a section labeled Ground Transporation with links to a number of Comox/Courtenay taxi and shuttle services.

    ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS

    How long is the trip from Vancouver?
    Without ferry lineups, the travel time from the West Vancouver Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal to Hornby Island is at least 4 1/2 hours.
    How long is the trip from Victoria?
    The travel time from Victoria to Hornby Island is generally at least 4 hours. Travel time will obviously vary based on traffic and road conditions.
    I will arrive in Buckley Bay by public transport. How do I get to Hornby Island?
    A ferry foot passenger fare can be purchased to Hornby Island at Buckley Bay. It is a common courtesy that many Hornby Island drivers will provide a ride across Denman Island to foot passengers. You will need to take the initiative to ask drivers for a ride.
    Can I take my bike on the Island Link Shuttle up to Buckley Bay?
    Generally no. Only boxed bikes can be transported with a reservation to do so.
    Find us once on Hornby
    We are located 1 km up from the ferry landing on the right hand side of the road. Look for our KEMA sign at 3200 Shingle Spit Road.

    KEMA House & Cabin

    Your getaway on Hornby Island at 3200 Shingle Spit Road.

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