Bowen Island Ferry Routes & Schedule

We are still open and running a limited service for the winter. The schedule is as listed below:

Depart Snug Cove: 8:00am
Depart Granville Island: 5:00pm

We will honor 10 packs but will not be selling any more. All fares will be subject to our regular round trip price for the winter.

Granville Island ferry and water taxi dock

The water taxis and our ferry to Bowen Island are located at the west end of Granville Island. As you enter Granville Island, make a left at the first road, this will take you to a three-way stop, there turn left and continue towards the market. Go towards the big yellow building directly in front of you is “Bridge’s Restaurant”. This is where the three-hour surface parking is available.

To go to the dock, proceed down ramp marked "ferry dock" on the right Side of Bridges Restaurant. Once at the bottom of the ramp, turn right and we are just past the False Creek Ferries.

Coal Harbour 

We depart from the Harbour Green Dock, which is at the foot of Bute Street, directing to the West of the Harbour Air Float Planes. 

Bowen Island Ferry Schedule

Sailing to or from Bowen Island (Snug Cove) takes approximately 30 – 35 minutes. Passengers are requested to be at the dock at least 10 minutes before scheduled departure time.

 Schedule subject to changes due to the weather or low ferry ridership. Please feel free to call for updates and booking confirmations.



TIP FOR TOURISTS: Check for the sunset times here to book a sailing that coincides with the sunset.
There is nothing more beautiful and soothing than to see the sun set while sailing on the ocean.


Check our schedule page regularly to know about our seasonal ferry schedule and to know about potential weather or low ridership cancellations. You can also join our mailing list to get schedule updates e-mailed directly to you. Do not hesitate to call 604-484-8497 for schedule information.

Keep your eyes open for more routes:

English Bay Launch is exploring new routes previously served by other Vancouver water taxi companies: Downtown Gibsons Sunshine Coast to Downtown Vancouver, Deep Cove to Waterfront and more.