Thursday 12 February 2015

Commuting, Coastal Style

When your market is remote properties, you have to know how to access them. And often on the coast that means taking a boat or sea plane to a property. This past week Ed has been showing properties and has used both boat and float plane to get there. While sometimes he will use his own boat, a lot of the time he relies upon water taxi to get himself and clients to the property.
 water taxi out of Campbell River

Water taxis can be found in most coastal towns and cities along both Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, ferrying people and goods around where the BC Ferries don't venture. Whether it's a large charter like the Lady Rose into Barkley Sound and Bamfield and the Uchuck into Nootka or a small, private boat run by a local and offered as a service to the occasional visitor, water taxis are indispensable along the BC Coast.
Uchuck in dock

Rates vary greatly, depending on time of year and distance. There is sometimes a different stand-by rate if you want the taxi to wait for you (not always possible on larger boats or with regular service). In the summer you are more likely to be able to find a regular service between the popular smaller island regions.
water taxi out of Sidney
It's a Coastal Lifestyle .... Pass It On! 

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