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Thank you for being a great host Dieter! What a beautiful place you have. Absoutely peaceful and gorgeous piece of land. One of the...
- Catherine and OC
Such a wonderful and wild place. You may need to cancel bookings for the rest of the season, as you may not get me to leave such a...
- Susie and John
We enjoyed exploring the area returning to such a comfy place to rest each night! Thank you Debbie for the yummy morning large spreads...
- The Dumas Boie family
This place is terrific. The calming waters, peaceful views, and great ambiance made for a wonderful stay. Our family really enjoyed...
- the Shan Family
You have a wonderful B&B here! Love the nautical theme. We have had a restful and comfortable, though short, time here. Your...
- David & Deanna
Thank You for  going above and beyond to make my stay the best ! Beautiful place and wonderful people. I will be back !
- Natalie Campbell
Thanks for the comfortable home away from home. Felt right at home from the get go! Your views were great & the use of your...
- Frank and Ann
Ashley & Dieter, we had the best stay here at Birds of a Feather - we loved our room - and it was nice talking with the both of...
- Jim and Ramona Davidson
What a wonderful and relaxing place to get away from the hussle and bussle of our busy lives. We enjoyed every moment of our 15th...
- Chris & Renee Lukie
Thanks very much for having us for the great breaky. Very much enjoyed our week with you. With our youngest daughter now on the island...
- Jackie and Peter

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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.

 South Pender Island

North Pender Island, BC

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