Vessel Departures and Arrivals
Reservations are highly recommended
Effective January 8th the Qajaq will be moving to the Winter schedule. Departures will be 8:00 AM from Blanc Sablon and 10:30 AM from St. Barbe. The winter schedule will remain in effect until April 1st. Click here for details.
Updated January 4, 2021
Labrador Marine Inc. (LMI) announced today that travel restrictions put in place on the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service on December 20 will remain in place now that the province has moved to COVID Alert Level 4.
The restrictions require all passengers to remain in their vehicle for the duration of the crossing. Walk-on traffic is not permitted.
LMI put the restrictions in place immediately after it was notified that passengers and crew who travelled on the 1:00 pm run on December 14 had to arrange for COVID testing.
During the first crossing after the notice from public health, restrictions were implemented and will remain in place until further notice.
Measures to ensure that all passengers remain in vehicles and the elimination of walk-on traffic will isolate crew from passengers and ensure there is no interaction during loading/unloading and crossings. Testing of the Qajaq W crew is complete. All tests were negative.
Labrador Marine Inc. thanks passengers for their continued cooperation. Our goal is to carry out this essential service while keeping travellers and our communities safe.
Travel protocols are subject to change. Travellers are advised to monitor the Labrador Marine website for the latest travel information.
Please click here for a copy of the passenger handout for anyone travelling on the vessel. Should you require further information, please contact the Operations Manager, Dave Leyden, via email at [email protected]
October 15, 2021. Please be advised that the ferry service is deemed an essential service and as such the recent requirement to provide a vaccine passport is not applicable at this time.
Environment Canada Marine Weather
Please note the following process for non-reserved passengers
Reserved commercial traffic will be accommodated as booked. Non-Reserved commercial will be handled as follows:
Commercial Units will be added to the wait-list in order of check-in at the ticket office. Driver’s/Company Representatives must present the following info to the ticket agent.
The load order will be reserved commercial traffic first. Second priority will be waitlisted traffic in order of check in. Unless extra space available the rule of maximum of 2 units per company will apply. Note that a wide load counts as 2 spaces. If it is determined that the load/trailer booked is not in the parking lot at time of loading it will be dropped from the waitlist.
Qajaq W Tracking
Where's the Lifeboats?
We've had some inquires regarding evacuation safety in the event of emergencies. The Qajaq W and The Kamutik W are state of the art ships with the most modern systems currently available for ferries. This is a link to a video that is a demonstration of how the evacuation system works for those who would like to know.
We operate as always with safety as highest priority
Protecting your privacy is important to Us
Labrador Marine Inc. uses customer information gathered in the reservation process solely for operational purposes. No credit card information is kept on file. Credit card information is processed by Moneris on a secured network. All information is held in strictest confidence and will not be sold or distributed to 3rd parties under any circumstances.