About Sidney Water Taxi

Sidney Water Taxi provides walk-on ferry services in the BC Gulf Islands. When you need to get there, call us!

Based in the Sidney, BC area, Sidney Water Taxi provides service to most destinations in the southern Gulf Islands, including regular service to Sidney Island. Check the Sidney Island Rideshare page for up-to-date trip information.

Our 24ft. aluminum watercraft is licensed by Transport Canada to carry six passengers and an operator. Pets and bikes are welcome! Call for more information about transporting larger cargo.

Our Crew

Our Captains are fully licensed and trained in marine emergency procedures and marine first aid. Our commitment to safety is one of the reasons Sidney Water Taxi has never had an on-board injury or safety violation. All Captains have extensive experience in local waters and have achieved Small Vessel Operator Proficiency, MED3A, Marine First Aid, and ROCM certificates.

The Boat

Our locally manufactured Northwest Aluminum boat is perfect for navigating the waters of the Gulf Islands region. Northwest Aluminum boats are built in Victoria, BC and are known for their design and seaworthiness. The boat is equipped with all Transport Canada required safety equipment, including life jackets. Powered by a 300 HP Mercury Sea Pro V8 engine, we cruise comfortably at 22 kph.