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 2023 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.

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

Library room
Library Room

And new for 2022… a floating wood burning sauna!

Floating Sauna

This season the InnChanter will be anchored in the spectacular Ucluelet inlet in the heart of the west coast, just a short boat ride from the town of Ucluelet, British Columbia.

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

Floating Sauna


All inquiries and bookings via: innchanterbb@gmail.com


  • Low Season  (Sept 26th – June 15th) CAD$185* per person
  • High Season (June 16th-Sept 25th) 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!

floating suana 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 Weddings page.

Dog on board!

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!

Important Electric Power Restrictions:

We generate power via solar panels and therefore are limited when it comes to charging personal devices.  We do have a USB charging port for small devices available for guest use at certain times of  the day. However there are no household outlets, therefore laptops, hair dryers, CPAP machines and any other personal electronic devices needing an outlet can not be powered or recharged.

Please bring your own battery packs to power your devices or do without them during your stay.

See and Do

The West Coast has endless options of activities….


  • Explore the Ucluelet Inlet with our kayaks – see waterfalls, bears, eagles, seals, and the salmon run!
  • Warm up in the Floating Sauna and then jump in for an ocean dip
  • Rest and relax on the InnChanter (a book from the library and the sundeck is truly magical)
  • Hike (explore Ucluelet’s own Wild Pacific Trail network or the Pacific Rim National Park trails)
  • Whale watching, salmon fishing charters or ocean kayaking tours
  • Try surfing or just soak up some sun on the beach!
  • Snorkel our cold lively waters – we’ve got some good spots to show you!
  • Check out the local Ucluelet Brewery!
  • Try your luck at crabbing in the Inlet

Getting Here

The InnChanter is located a short 5 minute boat ride from 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 town docks in Ucluelet.
  • Transportation is provided by a small 18ft aluminum 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 ( 6am, 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!