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    Great Ocean Tug and Salvage Company 

The Whole Team

  • Kid-Appeal Character: Theodore and Hank.
  • The Magnificent: The older and more experienced tugs have a "V" word, to show that they are ready go go out on the ocean.
  • Nice Hat: Theodore's red baseball cap, Emily's A light blue boat hat (It's also her most prized possession.), Foduck's fireman helmet, Hank's blue turk, George's purple cap, and the Dispatcher also has one!


The main protagonist of the series. He is the recent member of the tugs whose main job is to move barges and ships. He wants to go see what it's like outside the Big Harbour, though he likes his new place.





The Dispatcher


    Ocean Institute 


A research vessel who likes researching about the ocean.

    Recurring Characters 


A cabin cruiser who is one of Emily's friends. She plays by her own rules.

  • Affectionate Nickname: She has one for each of Emily's friends; "Be-a-Bore" for Theodore, "Honk" for Hank, "Georgie-Porgie" for George, "Four Ducks" for Foduck, and "Mr. Dishwasher" for the Dispatcher. They don't see these nicknames as such.
  • Fearless Fool: In her debut episode, she cuts directly in front of a container ship that Theodore, George, and Hank are pulling, despite Emily's warnings that it isn't safe.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Emily's blue.


A supply ship who brings supplies to Owan the Oil Rig.

  • Nice Girl: She is very kind, polite, and eager to please, and often acts as a sisterly figure, especially towards Emily and Dorothy.
  • Reused Character Design: Her model was recycled from Oliver's.


An old cable ship who frequently gets stuck somewhere.

  • Butt-Monkey: The poor ship frequently runs aground, or gets stuck in general. He takes it in good humor, however.
  • Catchphrase: He uses catchphrases such as "Oh flibberty jibberty!" and "Oh my starfish and little oysters".
  • Running Gag: He is always getting stuck somewhere. When Emily gets stuck in "Emily Goes Overboard", she exclaims, "Things like this only happen to Digby!".


A grumpy barbage barge. He is so grumpy, that his only friends are Theodore, Jasper, and Digby.

  • Achilles in His Tent: In "Guysborough's Garbage", he refused to clean up the garbage when he felt unappreciated by Theodore and his friends.
  • Hate Plague: He had this effect on Theodore and his friends in the episode that introduces his character.
  • Hates Baths: When Foduck tried to clean him in "Foduck and the Shy Ship", he thought he was melting.
  • Jerkass
  • The Pig Pen: He loves garbage.
  • Verbal Tic: He uses the word "rotten" a lot.


An oil rig who is a friend of Theodore.

  • Catchphrase: "Yes sireee, Bob!"
  • No Indoor Voice: Though, being an oil rig, he's already outside.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In "Theodore and the Boat Bully", he becomes very quiet and unenthusiastic when he finds out that Oliver the Vast, a visiting Jerk Jock tug, is coming to the Big Harbor to take him to the ocean to work.

Donald Dock

A dock that resides near The Dispatcher.

Jasper the Junk Dock

The junk dock that Guysborough works near.

Queen Stephanie

An ocean liner that visits the Big Harbor on special occasions.

  • Cool Crown: Wears a tiara. Notably, she is one of the few non-tugboat characters to wear headgear.
  • Gentle Giant: She is, by far, the largest ship in the series shown. She is also one of the nicest visitors of the Big Harbor.
  • The High Queen: Her beauty and magnificence are always alluded to whenever she appears.

    Minor Characters 

Oliver the Vast

An ocean tug brought to the Big Harbor to take Owan out to the ocean, and the main antagonist of "Theodore and the Boat Bully".

  • The Bully: He loves to pick on Theodore, thinking the young tug is too small and inadequate.
  • Dirty Coward: Has no trouble bumping Theodore, but ran away when George showed up to protect him.
  • The Dreaded: Downplayed, but he doesn't have the best reputation. The prospects of his arrival put Owen into a brief depression, and George, having met Oliver in the past, isn't keen on his presence either.
  • Jerk Jock
  • Knight of Cerebus: Oliver, being a fairly realistic portrayal of a bully, is one of the few malicious characters in the entire series. After a couple encounters with Theodore, he's got the poor tug cowering and hiding in fear, and rather than learning a lesson in some fashion, he's forced to leave the Big Harbor in disgrace.
  • Nice Hat: His purple baseball cap, though he isn't nice at all.
  • One-Shot Character: He has not been seen outside his debut episode.
  • Reused Character Design: His model was later modified and used for Sigrid.
  • Super Strength: He's even bigger and stronger than George.


A scruffy and rough cargo ship who is very careless with his cargo, and the main antagonist of "Theodore and the Unsafe Ship".

  • Heel–Face Turn: After the story ends, The Harbor Master mentions that Cabot does visit the Big Harbor from time to time, but he's much better behaved now than he was before.
  • Jerkass: Not only was he incredibly careless with his cargo and disobeyed Theodore, but he recklessly sailed around the Big Harbor and endangered the other ships. It took Theodore tricking him into beaching himself and forcibly towing him from behind to get Cabot to learn his lesson.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Cabot claimed that he could go into harbors by himself, despite Theodore telling him that he can't dock himself. He also believed that he really was safe despite how messy his cargo deck was.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His refusal to listen to Theodore is what eventually strands him on Sandy Beach.
  • One-Shot Character: He has not been seen outside his debut episode.
  • Reused Character Design: His superstructure was recycled from Freda's model. He was the last ship to use this model base.

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