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Nanaimo - Newcastle Island  (Saysutshun) Water Taxi Service

Come and experience the beautiful Saysutshun (Newcastle Island), by catching a water taxi with Unreel Charters. The regular Newcastle Island ferry shuts down from October to May each year. Our water taxi can get you there year round. A 10 minute scenic boat ride from Nanaimo and you will arrive at one of Nanaimo and BC's hidden gems. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Salish sea, coastal mountain ranges and Nanaimo's harbour. This 363 hectare provincial park is full of rich history dating back centuries to the Snuneymuxw people. With access by water only, you will find this idyllic and serene island a perfect spot to relax and reset. Come for the day or stay at the ocean front campground that features 18 beautiful walk in sites, large group sites and picnic and day use areas, all with ocean views.

Water Taxi Info >>

Unreel Charters offers a reservable water taxi from Nanaimo to Newcastle Island. We can also accommodate trips to Protection island and the Dingy dock pub. We highly recommend scheduling your trip with us in advance so we can ensure we are available, as there is no set sailing schedule like the regular Newcastle Island ferry.


Fees are as follows:

  • Minimum charge: $100 round trip for up to 5 people

  • Over 5 people please contact us for prices

We accept cash, debit and credit cards.

Call or Text us today to book your adventure to Newcastle Island Provincial Park 250-802-3816

For more information about Newcastle Island, visit


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