Baggage limit on ferry, but you can rent a cart for $97.90

  • Dec. 20, 2006 12:00 p.m.

BC Ferries is reminding customers that there is a limit to how much stuff walk-on passengers can take with them on the Queen of Prince Rupert. Customers are limited to 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of luggage per person, per trip. BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said passengers who want to bring more than the limit can rent a baggage cart or a portion of a baggage cart, although they should call the terminal first to reserve it. The cost to rent a baggage cart is the same as the rate for an underheight vehicle, she said. (On the Skidegate-Rupert route, that’s $97.90, including the fuel surcharge.) If you only need half a baggage cart, you will be charged half the underheight rate, and so on. The baggage policy has been in place for several years, Ms Marshall said, although it is not strictly enforced. The terminals do have scales to weigh luggage. “The policy is a guideline, not an absolute measure,” she said. “It’s only for abuses of the system.” There have been some recent abuses on the Port Hardy-Rupert run, she said, which led to BC Ferries issuing the reminder. Walk-on passengers who have pallets of stuff to bring over need to contact a commercial carrier, she added, not try to put the pallets on the baggage cart.

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