From lumber to kayaks and furniture to flowers - we ship it all!  We operate a scheduled service between our base at Vancouver Maritime Museum in Vancouver to the southern Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island every week from May to September. Our rates are FOB Providence (drop off and pick up at Providence) with the following schedule:

  • Depart Vancouver Maritime Museum Wednesday mornings @ 08:30

  • Arrive Ganges on Salt Spring Island 16:00 - 17:00

  • Depart Ganges Thursday 10:00

  • Arrive Ladysmith Community Marina 16:00 - 17:00

  • Depart Ladysmith Friday 08:30

  • Arrive Vancouver Maritime Museum dock 16:00 - 17:00

*We can accommodate time in our schedule for stops on Mayne, Galliano, North Pender, Thetis and Gabriola, if you would like to visit these places or any other places on our route please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Shipping Totes - 3 Standard Sizes (use our totes or send your own):

You fill it, we ship it!

  • Small (25L) $20

  • Med (50L) $30

  • Large (100L) $50

Large freight by pallet - we specialize in unique and odd loads:

Pallet dimension based on an approximate 4ft x 4ft dimension. Above or below deck.

  • Per pallet and up to 400lbs $200

Regular and/or Contract Customers

We welcome customers with regular business or pleasure-based shipping needs and offer quick, efficient service and provide competitive rates based on frequency and volume. 


Passenger Rates

Adult 13+, Child 12 and under

Providence is a Transport Canada Inspected Passenger Vessel and we welcome you to sail with us. Join us on one of our working trips through the Gulf islands, help hoist sail for an afternoon in English Bay or book a trip for your special event

3-hour Day Sail Take a step into maritime history with this exciting taster of the Providence experience. Come aboard for a cruise or when the conditions are right, feel the invigorating power of the wind as it moves us over the sea. 

Adult $85, Child $65

Gulf Island Cargo Route

Join us on our sail cargo route, explore the Gulf Islands, and meet some of the artisans we work with.  Basic breakfast and lunch provisions are included. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, we ask that you please bring safe meals along with you. Evening plans and dinners are the responsibility of passengers, providing you the opportunity to explore the beautiful towns along our route on your own.

Click here to see our Gulf Island Route and Schedule

Full-day Gulf Island Sail – Hop aboard any day to join us for a leg of our journey.

Travel rate - $125 Adult, Child $75

3-day Gulf Island Experience – Join us as we weave our way through the gulf islands on our regularly scheduled cargo route.

Travel only - $325 Adult, Child $200

The perfect combo! This package provides the opportunity for you to enjoy Providence by day and book your own accommodations to experience the island life by night. There are many fantastic B&Bs at our Ports of call on Salt Spring Island and near Ladysmith to choose from.

Travel and stay aboard - $375 Adult, Child $250

This package provides the opportunity to not only sail by day, but to also enjoy Providence by night and sleep aboard in her modest and comfortable accommodations (a bunk and shared head/bathroom). 

Charter rates – We look forward to helping create an unforgettable experience for your special event. Providence is certified to carry 24-day passengers and 12 overnight passengers.  

Click here to view Providence deck layout and accommodations

  • Vessel hourly rate - $500/hr, minimum 3hrs

  • Vessel daily rate - $3000/day, up to 7 hrs

  • Overnight and multi-day rate - contact us

  • Event Catering – contact us


Please email or call 604-725-0600 for your bookings.

Click here to view Providence calendar