Island Travel

The Inn is the only resort in the Gulf Islands that is within walking distance of the ferry, as well as all of the little shops and galleries in the Village.  It is also the only one that has vehicle rental available!

Smart cars for rent at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa
Transportation within Galiano Island is easy and fun, if you rent a vehicle from the Inn.  As a boutique resort, our rental vehicles are limited in number, so you must reserve in advance. You must provide insurance (we are not a full car rental agency) and license and payment assurance will be required. Taxes and fuel are not included. Please contact us for full rental policies.
  • Rent a Smart Car for 2: $80 per 8 hour day or $45 per 4 hour day minimum 
  • Rent a Van: (Coming soon!)
PLEASE NOTE: As a beautiful and remote island, transportation options are more limited: there is no taxi or bus service, so keep this in mind should you want to travel to other parts of the island.  There is no bicycle rental on the island, but you are welcome to bring your bicycles: we have convenient bicycle stands outside our accommodation.  And we strongly suggest getting out on the water while you are here, we are an island after all! Rent a boat or kayak at Montague Marina to view our islands by water.

Getting Here

The most convenient of all the Gulf Islands, Galiano Island is just minutes away...and the fastest and easiest to find. Here are maps and directions to Galiano Island...


FIRST FERRY STOP: Just 50 minutes by BC Ferries car / passenger service, or 15 minutes by float plane service from Vancouver or Victoria, or easy float plane connections from Seattle, Galiano Is so easy to get to. Guests arriving on Galiano by float plane or private boat can choose to use our own dock (seasonal) or be picked up at Montague Harbour.

Driving Directions to Galiano Island

View a downloadable pdf file of driving directions from Vancouver, Seattle. Whistler or Victoria.

Ferry Travel as a Foot Passenger or by Car

Ferry travel is so easy to Galiano, so convenient. We are just 1 hour by car and passenger ferry from the Lower Mainland & Vancouver Island. The Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa is walking distance from the ferry, so you may choose to leave your car and cares behind. Plus you can rent a fun Smart Car from the Inn to explore the Island!
  Map of Galiano Island and the Gulf Islands

BC Ferry to Galiano Island


Schedules and fare information:

British Columbia Ferry Corporation
Coho Ferry - Port Angeles to Victoria
  Victoria Clipper - Seattle to Victoria
Washington State Ferries

We encourage you to always make ferry or float plane reservations in advance, not only in our busy season or on weekends. There is no additional booking charge for reservations to Galiano, above the cost of your ticket. Both vehicle and passenger tickets are reservable from Vancouver.

Air Travel

Float plane service to Galiano is an easy and exciting way to see the Gulf Islands. We are just minutes from the city and Vancouver International Airport to Galiano Island's Montague Harbour, or to our dock (seasonal).

Use these easy links to schedules and fares: Note that Harbour Air and Kenmore Air have pilots who fly directly to our dock.

Harbour Air charter service From Vancouver: does charter service only, no scheduled service, but
fly directly to our dock.

Seair scheduled flights From Vancouver Airport: to Montague Harbour Marina

Pacific Seaplanes scheduled flights From Vancouver Airport: to Montague Harbour Marina
 
Kenmore Air charter service From Seattle and U.S. to our dock and to Montague Marina
 
  Seaplane, float plane coming into Galiano Island for the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa guests.
Float plane service to Galiano is an easy and exciting way to see the Gulf Islands. We are just minutes from the city and Vancouver International Airport to Galiano Island's Montague Harbour, or to our dock (seasonal).

Dock at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa

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