Thetis Island Tour

Birds of a Feather’s Zodiac Medline III based in Victoria is available for private charter transport (water taxi) to and from Thetis Island. We are also available for marine eco-tour charters, or simply boating the west coast.

 

History:

Thetis Island was named after the H.M.S. Thetis, a 36 gun British frigate which was on the Pacific station in the mid 1800’s surveying the region.  The first european pioneers moved onto Thetis in 1874. Today there are appox. 350 permenant residents.

 

 

Thetis is a small, quiet island, ideal for a picnic day trip to watch wildlife and explore secluded bays and inlets.

Canoe Pass is an infamous shallow, narrow passage between Thetis and Kuper Island.  It was dredged in 1905 to allow boat traffic between the islands.

Pilkey Point on the northeast tip of Thetis is a popular spot to picnic and swim.

 

Baby Orca breached!

The open air market on Salt Spring Island was a unique and fun experience. The arts and crafts stores in Ganges were a delight to discover. We enjoyed the fresh air, the natural scenery and the Dahl’s porpoises along the way. The ride back to Victoria was even more scenic as we boated through the channel and under the old wooden bridge between the Pender Islands. Going home the long way through the San Juans and around the bottom of San Juan Island was an excellent choice. We saw Orcas and a recently born baby orca breach out of the water! The boat is very comfortable and Dieter knows the waters like a seasoned mariner. We really appreciated having the zodiac all to ourselves and not being on any schedule. This was the best trip to Victoria ever! See you again next year for another adventure.