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Sandcastle at South Beach is located on island at:
3090 Ocean View Lane
which is on the SE corner of the island above South Beach
How to get here
From Vancouver: You need to take two ferries - Horseshoe Bay to Langdale drive an hour and a half and take the second ferry to Saltery Bay. From there its a 50-60 minute drive to Lund, at the end of the road. Leaving on Fridays and returning on Sundays can be a bear, especially on the first ferry - you can make reservations (extra $17.50) for the first of the two ferries. The second ferry goes every 2.5 hours or so - check schedules on the BC ferries website. Total fare is approx $130 return for a car and 2 people, goes down to under about $100 if you get a BC Ferries Experience card (prepaid card for the ferries). It is definitely a trip but very much well worth it.
From Lund: A Water Taxi goes from end of the road in Lund, leaving on the hour at busy times from about 8am (probably a lot less often when less busy). Reservations (by calling ahead, 604.483.9749) are recommended. Going back it leaves on the half hour - but again how often depends on season and demand. Fares are about$10-12 per adult each way, about $5-6 for children 2-6 and about $2-3 for bikes, and they will take credit cards on the Lund side.
You can leave the car in Lund at Daves parking lot for about $6 per night. Or, if you prefer free, up the hill about 1/2 km there might be some free parking.
Van City Seaplanes is available for charter service to and from any of the following locations. For custom charter service, please check www.vancityseaplanes.com to calculate a more personalised charter.
Services From/To: Savary Island, Hernando Island, Cortes Island, Hornby Island, Denman Island, Powell River, Campbell River, Port Albernie, Sechelt, Hornby Island, Nanaimo, Gabriola, Valdez, DeCourcy Group, Thetis Island, Saltspring Island, Galiano, Pender Island North/South, Saturna Island, Mayne, Victoria Pat Bay, Desolation Sound, Bamfield, Ucluelet, Tofino, Harrison Hot Springs, Vancouver YVR, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay, Hardy Island Blind Bay, Sakinaw Lake, Ruby Lake, Whistler Green Lake, Cultus Lake, Widgeon Lake.
Pacific Coastal flies between Vancouver Airport South Terminal and Powell River. Flights are approximately 35 minutes long. From the airport, you must get to Lund, a 30 minute drive. From Lund you catch a water taxi or barge to Savary Island. The whole trip will take 2.5– 3 hours from downtown Vancouver if you arrive at the airport an hour prior to your flight.
Book your flight online at www.pacificcoastal.com where you will also find available times and prices to help you plan your trip.
Getting around on the island
Your own two feet. Alternatively, bring a bike to the island or rent one at the bike rental place next door to the pub, about a 5-10 minute walk up the hill from the water taxi landing, which is on the north side of the island. Savary Island Bike Shop, 604.483.7771. They rent scooters too! The island is 1 km wide at its widest point, and about 7.5 km long, it takes about 2 hours walking end to end - the beach walks are spectacular!
Leaving Savary Island
Assuming you ever want to leave - or have to get back to work for some dumb reason - the water taxi, swimming, seaplane and hitching on a private vessel are your only ways off the island.