The new Baynes Sound Connector Cable Ferry is now running soft sailings between Vancouver Island and Denman Island.

BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall says the cable ferry will run a few sailings a day. She says it helps set the new ship up for full service.

She adds it’s a chance for the crew to get used to loading and unloading vehicles and for passengers to get a chance to try out the new vessel.

She says sailing times will remain the same while the soft sailings are on the go.

The cable ferry will go into full operation in early February.