Welcome to
Tahtsa Dive Charters

Let us facilitate your adventure on the Wild side of Vancouver Island. TDC specializes in providing access to a wide range of world class adventure destinations both above and below the waterline. Our base in Tahsis BC is located minutes away from some of the best cold water diving in the world and miles of spectacular coastline to entice hikers and kayakers. Attractions such as the Nootka Trail, Nuchatlitz Provincial Park, and the historic First Nation village at Yuquot are only a sampling of the outdoor adventure opportunities to refresh your soul and reconnect with nature.

Jude and Scott Schooner
Owners / Operators, Tahtsa Dive Charters & Shorebird Expeditions

This is an area of wild and remote shorelines where the echoes of countless generations of First Nation inhabitants will add a unique and profound dimension to your experience. This extraordinary setting is within the ancestral territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.

We urge all visitors to be respectful of this heritage.


Eco Adventure Tours

The beauty and remote wildness of nearby Nootka Sound and stunning Esperanza Inlet must be seen to be truly appreciated. First we make you comfortable on MV Shorebird then we pull out all the stops to give you the adventure tour of a lifetime! Hang on and keep your...

Sea Kayaking Tours

At the Tahtsa Dive and Kayak Center in Tahsis we’ll help you plan your self-guided sea kayaking tour of Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet and Nuchatlitz Inlet. Sea kayaking on Vancouver Island’s wild West coast can be as tame or exciting as you want it, just let us know...

Scuba Diving in Tahsis

Tahsis is a fabulous cold water diving location with easy access to incredible dive sites on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The majority of our most popular dive sites are within a 20-30 minute boat ride from the dock. At Tahtsa, we offer dive charters to suit...

Tahtsa Dive Charters and Shorebird Expeditions would like to thank
John Rawlings, Barb Roy, Eiko Jones, Dan Scanlan, Robert Devault and George & Karen Gibson
for their photography and the use of their work on our site.

Tahsis, BC – Our Location

You are looking at Vancouver Island, a large island (280 miles long) off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada’s most western province. Vancouver Island is accessible by ferry or plane (scheduled service or chartered flight). The city of Victoria, BC’s capital city, is on the southern tip of the Island.

There are both regularly scheduled flights and charter flights to Vancouver Island from Vancouver or Seattle. If you’re chartering a float plane you can arrange to fly directly into Tahsis, we’ll pick you up at the dock. Check out our links below for more information.

VillageTahsisLogoWhether arriving by air or ferry your road trip to Tahsis from Victoria is approximately 7 hours, 4.5 hours from Nanaimo and 2.5 hours from Campbell River. Check out our driving information to the right and the maps below for your drive from Gold River to Tahsis and a map of the Village. 

For more information please visit the Village of Tahsis website.  

Our Service Area


Chartered seaplane from Vancouver
Chartered seaplane from Seattle
Vancouver to Campbell River
Seattle to Campbell River

Driving to Tahsis

You can travel to Vancouver Island using one of the many ferry services that operate out of Tsawwassen, Vancouver, Powell River, Prince Rupert, Port Angeles and Seattle. Ferry information and schedules can be found here.

Once on Vancouver Island, follow the Island Highway (Hwy19 or Hwy19A) to Campbell River. From Campbell River turn west and drive inland on Hwy28) to Gold River.

At the entrance to Gold River you will see the Travel Info Center, and a large Boot sculpture representing the Great Walk. From this point either turn left enter Gold River or follow the signs directing you to Tahsis.


Tree to Sea Drive - Gold River to Tahsis

Tree to Sea Drive

The road to Tahsis features waterfalls, animal viewing areas, picnic sites and scenic vistas. The road is 64 km of well maintained gravel road suitable for any vehicle in good condition. Four wheel drive is only needed after heavy winter  snowfalls. Please drive at the posted speed, and watch for wildlife on the road.

The Village of Tahsis

Get in touch

Phone: 250.934.6365
Toll-free: 866.934.6365

Tahtsa Dive Charters
Scott & Jude Schooner
P.O. Box 64
Tahsis, BC
V0P 1X0