HULLO passenger ferry service

sets launch for early August

The time has come. Hullo has announced launch and fare details for the new passenger ferry service between Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver. Here are the details provided this morning by the company.

  1. Voyage starting in early August 

    Our fast-ferry service is just around the corner! Early August, our brand new vessels will begin bringing foot-passengers between downtown Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver. The start date will be announced about four weeks prior to launch date to give you ample time to plan (and reserve) your first sailing with Hullo!

  2. Sail Comfort for just $39.99

    Get $10 off your first sailing ($29.99 one-way) when you book online. Snag additional savings when you book both ways in one go. Visit our site for breakdown of pricing across Comfort, Premium, and Business with details on what each service tier offers it's passengers! Curious what these sections look like? We've got a sneak peek on our Instagram!

  3. Sailings Times 

    With up to seven round-trip sailings starting in early August, our first sailing is set to leave from Nanaimo at 6am daily, and last sailing leaves from Vancouver at 9:30pm daily. We've heard time and time again how important it is for Islanders to be able to enjoy special events on the mainland, so we'll be adding an additional late-night sailing on select dates to ensure islanders can make it back to their own beds. Yes, this includes big-name concerts and key sporting events!

  4. Tracking Our Vessels 

    For our vessel-tracking enthusiasts, you can now find a vessel tracker with daily updates at, allowing you to follow as they navigate their way across the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver Island.

  5. Pet Policy 

    We know that bringing your furry friends onboard is important to you. We are happy to share that furry friends (cats and dogs) that can safely fit on your lap in a carrier will be permitted onboard at no extra cost to you! Please head to the FAQ portion of our site to read more on size limitations.

  6. Bicycles Aboard 

    Just as pets are permitted, we've got space for your two-wheeled companions, too! Both ferries will have an outdoor space dedicated to stowing a limited number of bicycles between downtowns and must be reserved in advance to your sailing. Head to FAQ for more in-depth details.

Our crew extends thanks for being part of this journey with us. Our team is working incredibly hard behind the scenes to launch this service as soon as possible while taking the steps necessary to ensure you have the friendliest, safest, and most enjoyable travel possible.

Stay subscribed for more updates and exclusive content. We cannot wait to begin sailing with you this August! 🌊