Welcome Aboard

Welcome to the InnChanter – a floating west coast Bed and Breakfast on Vancouver Island.

The InnChanter will be anchored in the beautiful inlet of Ucluelet for the 2024 season and is currently accepting reservations!

Floating Hotel InnChanter

The 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. Dine, sleep and relax while floating on the sea and experience the true west coast like no other.

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Five staterooms, each uniquely crafted, a main saloon with wood burning fireplace, a library stateroom, ocean-view bar, a panoramic grand dining room, a 700 square foot sundeck, and an on-board cook to provide fresh meals every day.

LibraryRoom

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Our floating wood-burning sauna to warm up in!

Floating Sauna
 

If you’re brave enough you can even jump in the cold Pacific Northwest ocean to cool off

Watch the black bears, seals, eagles, herrings (and more!) right from the saloon windows or crab and fish right off the deck!

Floating Sauna

Reservations

InnChanter

All inquiries and bookings via: innchanterbb@gmail.com

Rates:

  • Low Season  (April 1st – June 13th) CAD$195* per person
  • High Season (June 14th – Oct 1st) CAD $225* per person

*Rates include:

    • a private stateroom
    • daily breakfast( and coffee/tea) and dinner (and dessert!) in the grand dinning room
    • boat taxi ride to and from Ucluelet marina out to the InnChanter at anhor (check-in and check out)
    • free use of all recreational equipment  – kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, rowboats, fishing rods, crab traps and floating sauna!

Aerial Kayaks

Please note that check-in is available after 4pm.

Main saloon, main deck, lower movie snuggery, main bathroom, outside sundecks, and grand dinning room are all common spaces of the Inn and can be used by all guests.

For details on renting the entire boat, head over to the Groups and Entire Vessel Rentals  page.


Dog on board!

BorderCollie

Meet Ellie! She lives on board, is friendly, and likes to peruse the common spaces. However she knows the rules and remains out of all guest staterooms. One pup on the boat is unfortunately all we can allow. We can not allow guest pets during your stay.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancel more than 30 days before arrival: $50 cancellation fee
  • Cancel  within 30 days of arrival: Full Charge of booking total.
  • Failure to cancel reservation: Full Charge of booking total.

We are a small Inn and when we reserve a room for you we ‘take it off the shelf’ for others to book. As well, we are remote and must buy our supplies well in advance, hence we need extended notice for any booking changes. It is so sad to have to throw your wonderful dinners to the fishes!

** To change or modify a booking date we charge a $50 fee if the change is made within 90 days of arrival. 

** Entire vessel rentals require a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure the dates

Important Electric Power Restrictions:

The boat is powered by 12v solar panels so our power supply is limited. The battery reserves are needed to run the boat. We do have outlets available at certain times of the day for small items such as phones and cameras. But items that require large power draws such as hair dryers and CPAP machines can unfortunately not be accommodated

See and Do

So what can you do while aboard the InnChanter? 

  • Take our kayaks, stand-up paddle boards or rowboats out for an adventure on the ocean. You can explore the inlet, getting close to the sea lions, shoreline bears, eagles and much more. Or use them to head back to town for the day.


  • Relax and unwind in the floating sauna. We have hand-built a beautiful wood burning cedar sauna on our dock for guests to enjoy. It has a large window inside to take in the view of the mountains, ocean and even bears on the shoreline. We highly recommend jumping in the ocean to cool down – the hot/cold therapy does wonders for your skin and body. Also – if you jump in at night, chances are the water will light up all around you with bio-luminescence!


  • Enjoy a book or a boardgame by the wood burning fire in the main saloon. The main saloon is heart of the vessel with a beautiful cozy fire, hand picked decor and plants, and a giant map of the Barkley Sound. Every room on the boat has a bookshelf full of books, so you’re bound to find one that interests you!


  • Lounge on the rooftop sundeck. This upper deck is a huge space on the boat to sit down and relax, take in the sun or the surrounding views, or watch the wildlife and boats go by.


  • Sit up at the saloon bar for a fancy cocktail. There is a full bar aboard the vessel and we offer a variety of cocktails to sip and take in the sunset. 


  • Try your luck at crabbing or fishing right off the boat! We have traps and fishing rods for you to use. Generally the crabbing is much better and many guests can catch a little crab appetizer if they put in a little effort! You can usually get some free bait from the fishing charters boats where the water taxi picks you up at.


  • Get lost in the movie lounge below deck. We have our life collection of DVD’s (yes – it’s old school! ) with a TV downstairs in case you want settle into a good flick.


  • Hitch a ride back to town for the day and explore the shops, restaurants, national park, or hikes. It’s $25/trip (not per person) for the water taxi, just be sure to be back in time for dinner in the grand dinning room. We can give you some good local gems to check out too – just ask!


  • Sit in the Grand Dinning room and gaze at all the wildlife. With 180 degrees wrap around windows you can watch rain or shine and see sea lions, otters, bald eagles, and black bears (sometimes wolves).


And if you head to town for the day here’s what we recommend….

  • Hike (explore Ucluelet’s own Wild Pacific Trail network or the Pacific Rim National Park trails). And if you’re up for one more challenging ones just ask us! 
  • Whale watching, salmon fishing charters or ocean kayaking tours
  • Try surfing or just soak up some sun on the beach!
  • Check out the local Ucluelet Brewery!

Getting Here

The InnChanter is located a short 5 minute boat ride from the town docks in  Ucluelet, British Columbia, 

Getting to Ucluelet 

From Vancouver – 95 minute ferry from Horseshoe bay to Nainamo. Then approximate 3 hour drive to Ucluelet. 

From Tofino – 35 minute drive from Tofino / and Tofino Airport

Getting to the InnChanter

  • Your reservation includes a pick-up (4pm) the day of your arrival and drop-off (10am) on the day of your departure.
  • Pick-ups and Drop-offs are at the Ucluelet Marina. There is free overnight parking  for all our guests in the marina parking lot. 
  • Transportation is provided by a 20ft aluminum shuttle boat 
  • If you would like additional rides to explore the town or beaches during the day, transport can be provided at the following times daily ( 7am, 10am, 4pm and 9pm) for a fee of $25/trip.
  • We also have kayaks and rowboats if you’d like to adventure to town under your own power! (Dusk to dawn only)