My wife and I are so happy we picked the InnChanter for our minimoon in August 2012. We stayed on the boat for two nights and we thought we would get bored for three days stuck in the middle of nowhere, but we actually did so many things, from fishing, rowing, sunbathing on deserted sandy beaches, chilling out in the hot springs ALONE by day (before 9 AM) or night (after 9 PM), watching the phosphorescents in the water at night and staring at the starry sky, meeting new people and enjoying seafood!
The boat itself is small, cute and cozy. If you are looking for a huge luxury yacht cruise, this is not the place for you! But if you love quaint and charming, you will just LOVE the InnChanter. It is all made of wood and well maintained by the owner Shawn. The dinning room has the best panoramic view I have ever had, on water bays and mountains. The room we had (Princess room) was beautifully decorated and it was more room than we ever needed! We had wonderful evening talks lit by candlelight in the living room and we even had a drop of Sortilege watching a DVD with Shawn at night (Bring Your Own Booze!).
I understand the washrooms can be a drawback for a lot of people because you have a limited access to water on the boat, but you have to accept the conditions of living in such a remote and secret place. Why should we waste water or electricity anyway? If you ask nicely, Shawn will let you take a quick shower!
So it really depends on what you are looking for, but if you are simple, easy-going, like the company of others and enjoy all that nature has to offer, go for it! And don't pass on the sea plane for the extra bucks it is really worth it! The view is stunning all along the way and you might even see a whale from up there if you are lucky! I hope you will enjoy your stay on the InnChanter as much as we did!
- 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, Vancouver Island, Canada