No ferry reservations until mid-May

  • Thu May 1st, 2014 5:00am
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Reservations on the Northern Adventure, sailing between Prince Rupert to Skidegate, are not available until mid-May.”I called two weeks ahead to make a reservation,” said Tammy Bethiaume, a Skidegate resident who was returning home from University on Vancouver Island on Sunday (April 27). She was told there were no reservations available until May 8 and she could put her vehicle on a standby list.”They didn’t explain why they were booked,” she said, but when she arrived to catch the ferry on Sunday night there were three tankers of tar (for the highway paving project) and a few vehicles not on stand by, and over thirty vehicles on the stand by list. “It seemed like we all got on though,” she said. “They (the ferry staff) were all really nice, they didn’t offer an apology either, of course.”A call to the reservation line on Tuesday morning confirmed that BC ferries will not give reservations for travel until May 15 due to the weight of the paving trucks arriving to the islands for work this summer. Passengers may have their name added to wait lists for the sailings of May 1, 6 and 8.