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General News · 15th October 2021
As the ferry is having mechanical difficulties and holding dock in Whaletown for the rest of the day, I want to remind people that you can sign up for ferry cancellations and receive a notice by email if the ferry is cancelled or delayed.

Sign up for an account (top right of page) at

Sign up/Log in and select the routes you want to receive notifications for. This is a different account than the Experience Card login.

The notification system works pretty well, but sometimes the notices do get delayed, so don't plan/count on them for 100%.

Cortes Island (Whaletown) - Quadra Island (Heriot Bay)

Update as of 12:49 pm

Please be advised that the MV Tachek has cancelled the following sailings due to a mechanical difficulty. The ship is experiencing a problem with a main engine.

All sailings for October 15th.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this delay.

We are working to resolve the issue and we will keep you informed as soon as more information becomes available.

Our goal is to inform our customers as early as possible of any changes to our scheduled sailings. We recommend that for the most up-to-date sailing and departure information, our customers also follow BCFerries on Twitter, visit our Current Conditions webpage at or call us toll free at 1-888-223-3779.

For the most up to date information about our sailings and service please follow us on Twitter BCFerries.