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Thank you for your hospitality. Your bed and breakfast is wonderful. We all enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was amaing and the scenery...
- The Moshams
This is probably the last entry for 2013. It is our 5th/6th visit here & we enjoy each and every moment!  Thanks for the beautiful...
- Rhonda & Bud Beenan
Besk Wedding Ever!!  It was perfect. Everything from the helpfulness of the staff to the hairdresser you recommended for us.  I could...
- Melinda and Tyler Edgington
We stayed here for a week for our honeymoon. The room was amazing! We enjoyed watching the Canucks play at the Cross Roads - very...
- Danielle and Chris Wight
Thanks for an extremely comfortable stay!--Also for the helpful info about the area! This is a lovely spot-would have liked more time...
- Sue & Mike
Tami was right ... this is a great place to stay! We have had a wonderful time here !!!. We so enjoyed the canoe. Thanks for all the "...
- Jack & Marilyn
Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. We chose your B&B for the bicycles and canoe which we did not take time to use. We would...
- Fred & Barbara
We have had a wonderful time. Great place & setting. Who could want for a better back garden? Many thanks.
- Carlo & Julia
What a beautiful lagoon and what a picturesque area. Loved the "MyChosen Cafe" and riding the Galloping Goose from Rocky Point to a...
- Carolyn & Jim
Very beautiful room, very clean and comfortable. Loved the area. The bikes, boats are a very nice bonus to the room. We enjoyed our...
- Marcel & Robin

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Discover the Pender Islands by sea

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Birds of a Feather's Zodiac Medline III based in Victoria is available for private charter transport (water taxi) to and from North and South Pender Island and anywhere - including Vancouver - along the west coast of British Columbia. We are also available for marine eco-tour charters, or simply boating the west coast.

North and South Pender Islands are the closest Gulf Islands to Victoria, and hence quite a few of the residents of these islands  commute to Victoria by the BC Ferries intricate inter-island ferry service. Once joined by a peninsula, the Pender Islands (population: 2,400) were separated by a canal for more than 50 years before they were reconnected by a one-lane bridge in 1957. Residents and visitors to these rural islands are scattered along country roads, in houses, farms, resorts and small clutches of cottages. Inland regions are hilly and densely forested and the coastline is dotted with the kind of small, secluded beaches that attract a lot of wildlife. Otters, seals and herons are very common sights.

The vast majority of the population lives on North Pender, which is also where most businesses and services are located. Many artists and artisans call the islands home and their work is widely available through galleries, studios, craft fairs and other community events.

Local arts and crafts are availalbe at the many shops, studios, and private galleries scattered around the Islands. Many artists display their wares in central galleries, one of which is located at Port Washington. Local produce, arts and crafts can be bought at North Pender's popular Farmer's Market, held on Saturdays at the Community Agricultural Hall.

One of the best beaches on the Pender Islands is at Mortimer Spit, close to the canal between the two islands. An isolated spit of lots of sand juts out into Navy Channel. A more popular spot is just north at Hamilton Beach at Port Browning with a pub, marina, cafe, and picnic tables beside the beach. On the far shore, visible from Hamilton, is a sandy strip of beach at Razor Point.

At the very end of South Pender Island, you'll find a small beach park at Gowlland Point Park, certainly the prettiest of all the beaches on the two Penders. A pebble beach slopes down to an indented shoreline. From the beach, you look due south into the San Juan Islands, west across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Hurricane Ridge on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, and east to Saturna Island's Monarch Head, with Mount Baker rising above the mainland.

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