Ocean travellers can now chomp down on burgers as BC Ferries resumes select food service on some routes between Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.

The company had suspended food service back in March to support physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Limited hot food services are now available again on the Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay to Langdale routes.

Passengers can enjoy a limited burger menu, chicken strips, breakfast sandwiches, hot oatmeal, packaged salads, brewed coffee and tea, beverages, packaged pastries, cold cereal, yogurt and fruit cups.

Each sailing route holds different menus with vessels travelling between Tsawwassen and Duke Point offering Bread Garden sandwiches, sushi, brewed coffee and tea, beverages, packaged pastries, cold cereal, yogurt and fruit cups.

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, BC Ferries has implemented various safety measures in the food service areas, including enhancing cleaning and sanitization efforts and reducing the number of touchpoints. All hot food will be served in packaging for customers to take to their vehicles, outer deck or limited cafeteria seating.

The responsibility rests on passengers as well to maintain a physical distance from others, remain in vehicles when possible and avoid moving around the vessel.

BC Ferries recently implemented a mandatory mask rule when customers cannot maintain an appropriate physical distance of two metres.

The travel company says as the COVID-19 situation constantly changes in the province, BC Ferries says guidelines and services are all subject to change and recommend checking their website for full details on service.

Rebecca Lawrence