When will the service return to pre-pandemic levels?
We anticipate returning to pre-pandemic service levels for spring and summer 2022. Service levels will continue be evaluated and be offered based on demand and resources.
Why aren’t pre-pandemic levels being resumed right away?
There are a couple of reasons for maintaining the current reduced schedule:
- Reduced revenue. As a result of reduced demand for the service, the ferry is generating less than anticipated revenue. In addition, due to the pandemic, many of the third-party partnerships and sponsorship opportunities previously anticipated have been put on hold, again resulting in less revenue.
- Reduced demand. Demand for the Q to Q Ferry is lower in the fall and winter months than in the spring and summer. By maintaining the reduced schedule during the months when demand tends to be lower, we will be able to offer a more fulsome schedule in the months when demand is greater.