We stayed 2 nights on the Innchanter in May 2013. The whole exprerience was just lovely. We took a whale watch boat from Tofino, this takes about 90 minutes. And we took a float plane back after our stay. That was amazing. We booked through Ocean Outfitters who do a great job. The Innchanter experience was really relaxing. If you can handle rustic amenities, this is a great place to stay. If you're looking for turn down service, spa treatments and a cocktail lounge, its not. A typical day would be spent sleeping in and enjoying coffee on deck while watching the boats and float planes come and go, have a delicious brunch, grab a kayak and snacks and go exploring, come back and have a short nap, then a delicious dinner, then spend the evening at the hot springs. The tour boats are gone by about 5pm so you have the place to yourselves. For a low key self guided adventure eco-stay, this was perfect for us.
Pros: the host (Shaun) is a great storyteller and really makes you feel welcome and at home. The brunches and dinners were very good. It was nice having family style meals with the other guests. Its good to bring some snacks with you to nibble through the afternoon and take on excursions. There were 4 kayaks and 2 rowboats for guest use. There's also a small motorboat, and Shaun is happy to deliver you to the dock or anywhere within a short distance if you want to hike or lay on a beach. There are LOTS of books available to read, a a few games to play. The beds are super comfy. There are places around the ship to have private time, or to gather with other guests. The whale watch boat brought fresh fish for dinner, that was pretty cool.
Cons ( understandable ones): The rooms are small but, hey, its a ship. Same for the 2 bathrooms, they're ship heads and everyone shares them. Everything else easily made up for these 2 minor things.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the InnChanter, a west coast Bed and Breakfast vacation accommodations in Tofino, BC. Luxury accommodation and gourmet meals. InnChanter is a heritage vessel built in the 1920's and refitted to take you back to the style and class of the era of her creation.Our prices include Dinner and Breakfast. We have 6 kayaks and 2 rowboats available to all of our guests to enjoy. The B&B is docked in Tofino October through April, and in Hot Springs Cove May through September. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- InnChanter Bed & Breakfast Tofino, Canada - Vancouver Island