We want to take advantage of a commitment near Campbell River in September to explore a bit of northern Vancouver Island. (This would be something different for us as we have only driven up there to catch the ferry to Prince Rupert and have never ventured off the highway.) We will have three nights after we leave Campbell River, which works out to two full days. We are thinking of centering ourselves in Port McNeill and going out from there.
In terms of accommodation, the first two B&Bs in the TA review list (Waters' Edge and Artist's Point) seem very attractive. Does anyone have any recent experience to offer about these or other places to stay?
DH takes pictures. (I follow along and try not to pull at his jacket sleeve too often.) We had thought of taking one of the boat tours to see the bears on one of the days. The other day, we would take the ferry to Alert Bay. We would love to do a Port McNeill/Alert Bay/Sointula run. However, looking at the ferry schedule, and considering the stops that would be made to take pictures once we got off the ferry, it seems a bit too much for a single day.
Any advice anyone has about puttering about in that area, including boat tours out of Port McNeill, would be much appreciated.