There’s a four sailing wait for those without reservations coming from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay as the weekend traffic begins piling up.
The first sailing available to standby traffic is currently the 8:00 p.m. sailing.
#BCFHeadsup #Tsawwassen #SwartzBay 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:00pm / 7:00pm are 100% full. Now ticketing standby traffic for the 8:00pm sailing. ^eb
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) August 17, 2018
A midnight sailing is scheduled for tonight and may be a relief for last-minute commuters.
Deb Marshall, B.C. Ferries executive director says that Fridays in summer tend to be busier, with the Tour de Victoria attracting more visitors than usual.
The mid-month of August is also known for higher traffic. Marshall says the weekend is typically known as a changeover weekend for those just taking their summer holidays now.
For that reason, Marshall is warning that there may be additional heavy waits from the island to the mainland on Sunday.