Moves To & From Local Islands
Travelling To The Islands
Travelling to the islands has its own particular sets of issues and setbacks. However being prepared and knowing a few things can help your move go smoothly.
For $20 a ferry spot can be reserved. This is important if you want to save time and money for your move. It’s never easy to know if there will be an open spot on the ferry you want to catch.
All your packing should be done well ahead of time so you are sure you will be able to load quickly and catch the ferry you reserved.
If you are not sure that the load can be done quickly a good idea is to load the day ahead. This gives the time you need to be sure you have everything and your ferry won’t be missed. The back of the moving truck is locked with a thick secure lock and parked in a safe place. Even in front of your home if you prefer.
Pricing depends on a few factors. There is an hourly rate for size of vehicle and number of movers. A gas/travel fee to get there and back and two ferry fees.
Sample pricing for a 20′ cube van with two movers taking a three bedroom condo from Vancouver to Nanaimo may be…
- $600 gas/travel fee.
- $120/hr from arrival to finish.
- Two ferry fees for $450 total.
- Two reservations for $40 total.
- Packing material fee’s with 12% PST and GST.
- Possibly a $100 storage fee for leaving items in truck over night.
- Hotel fee of $120 or so if the movers need to stay overnight.
- GST of 5% on labour.
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