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An Osprey inspired ferry

The Osprey is the ferry I take twice a week to get to work at Yasodhara Ashram. The crew are all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana v
FREE smooth ride

We took the Selkirk Loop which included riding the ferry. It was spotless. The ride was smooth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol B
Roseville, California
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Highway 3A, Balfour, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews crawford bay kootenay lake free ride loading and unloading nice trip allow plenty of time always on time scenic ride great opportunity great scenery great ride long drive the upper deck selkirk loop take pictures worth the trip road trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Osprey is the ferry I take twice a week to get to work at Yasodhara Ashram. The crew are all friendly and helpful, the boat has all kinds of osprey inspired motifs, and there is a coffee shop and comfortable seating. It's a lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Diana v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Selkirk Loop which included riding the ferry. It was spotless. The ride was smooth. It was fun to meet people (those who got out of their cars). This is a well experienced crew. Very efficient getting cars and people on and off...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Carol B
Reviewed September 6, 2019

This is the longest free ferry ride in the world at 35 minutes. The travel is smooth and you get spectacular views of the mountains and Kootenay Lake. My wife and I sometimes take the ferry across just for the sake of it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike E
Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

I remember going across a ferry here as a child. So to return as an adult this was great for me. Fun to watch all the people getting photos off the bow. The ferry was on time and loaded efficiently. The shops at either ferry...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Burnettkyle
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

This is a short ‘hop’ across the lake! Great fun! It’s free and runs every 15 mins though summer. So old fashioned but it still works.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank palmpirate
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

We were on a road trip to do the Selkirk loop. We wanted to catch the 9:50am Ferry so we left Nelson at 8:25am arriving at the Ferry at 9:00am. There are numbered lanes for vehicles to line up. We were the first vehicle in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Tom7787
Reviewed July 26, 2019

You can set your clock by their ferry schedule. Quick trip across. Can't believe it is FREE! Thank you.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Terry K
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

The ferry location was convenient to a hotel that we stayed at. It was a lovely smooth trip for us. Beautiful views. Would travel on the ferry again. The kids enjoyed the trip.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank shelleyd5
Reviewed June 9, 2019

Honestly! Please check out this Ferry ride. It's one of the best scenic hwys around. and it's FREE! Check it out.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SuitsMe2
Reviewed May 29, 2019

had brekfast at langs, server corrie was awesome,great personality ,the cook cooked the eggs perfectly n paid attention to details, recommend for everyone to check it out

Date of experience: May 2019
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James J
May 26, 2019|
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Response from deepseadinko |
No charge whatsoever. M.V. Osprey & M.V. Balfour have a clearance of 15'.
Jim H
July 8, 2018|
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Response from rcharlos | Reviewed this property |
The ferry is free .
June 2, 2018|
Response from 134candiel |
Recreational Vehicles - 1 (25 L max) Towed Trailers, Motorboat - 2 (25 L each) All other vehicles - 1 (25 L max)