Welcome Aboard

Welcome to the InnChanter, a west coast Bed and Breakfast vacation accommodations in Hot Springs Cove, Tofino, BC.

The InnChanter is closed for the 2021 season. We look forward to seeing you when we re-open in the spring of 2022.

Luxury accommodation and gourmet meals in a setting normally reserved for a tent and campfire food. 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.

Five staterooms, each uniquely crafted, a main salon with wood burning fireplace, a library for quiet time or a rousing game of chess, a 700 square foot sundeck, and an on-board chef to provide fabulous meals every day.

Moon Room

Moored in a spectacular bay in the heart of Clayoquot Sound, this season InnChanter can be found at Hotsprings Cove, a short boat or plane ride north of Tofino, British Columbia.

A leisurely two-kilometer stroll through the lush West Coast rainforest brings you to a natural hotsprings with a 10 foot waterfall which pours through a series of natural pools to the ocean.

Hotsprings Cove is an excellent hub for outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking and canoeing. All of our guests enjoy free kayak rentals to explore the cove.

To make a booking or to find out more, please:

(contact information will be supplied when renovations are complete)

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

Thank you for your understanding.

The InnChanter warmly welcomes everyone.

Please note:

  • We cannot recharge or power electronic devices on The InnChanter.
  • Pets are not permitted aboard The InnChanter or in the Provincial Park.

Please see the Reservations page for more about these policies.


The InnChanter is closed for the 2021 season. We look forward to seeing you when we re-open in the spring of 2022.

All inquiries: innchanterbb@gmail.com


Standard Cabin: CAD$195* per person

*All prices include breakfast and dinner. Taxes are not included

We accept Visa and Mastercard.

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

Thank you for your understanding.

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancel more than 14 days before arrival: No Charge.
  • Cancel  within 14 days of arrival: Full Charge of booking total.
  • Failure to cancel reservation: Full Charge of booking total.

We are a remote hotel in the wilderness 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:

There is no 110v power on the boat, therefore laptops, phones, music devices, CPAP machines and any other personal electronic devices can not be powered or recharged.

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

Pets Policy:

  • Pets of any kind are not permitted in Maquinna (Hot Springs Cove) Provincial Park.
  • Pets are not permitted on board The InnChanter. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This includes small dogs. Yes, even yours. Sorry. It’s very cute, though.

Hot Springs

While staying on the InnChanter you will have access to one of the most beautiful hot springs on the planet.

Like a scene out of Lord of the Rings, your pathway to the springs is a two-kilometer raised cedar boardwalk though the old growth cedar forest.  Expect to see faeries.

Upon arriving at the springs, you find a ten-foot high waterfall of hot water cascading into five rock pools descending to the ocean.

At high tide you can experience the hot water flowing into your pool from above while the ocean waves come in from below.

Truly magical.

Getting Here

InnChanter is located at Hotsprings Cove, Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Vancouver to Tofino:

Direct charter flights via float plane from Vancouver to InnChanter can be booked through regional airlines.

By car:

From Vancouver, drive north to Horseshoe Bay on Highway #1 (The Trans-Canada Highway) and take BC Ferries to Nanaimo (crossing time: ~ 95 minutes). Once off the ferry, drive north on the Island Highway to the turn-off for Port Alberni (Highway #4), then west towards Pacific Rim National Park and finally north to Tofino (travel time: ~ 3 hours).

BC Ferries Schedule

By bus:

Tofinobus offers routes from Vancouver and Victoria to Tofino.

Tofino to Hot Springs Cove:

Once in Tofino, you have your choice of flying in a seaplane or boating with a water taxi north to InnChanter. Both methods of transportation can be booked at the government dock. An ideal way to travel to the InnChanter is to take a whale watching boat up and fly back by seaplane.

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

Thank you for your understanding.

Boats to Hot Springs Cove

Ocean Outfitters – 250-725-2866

Whale Centre – 250-725-2132

Jamie’s Whaling Station – 250-725-3919

West Coast Aquatic Safaris – 250-725-9227

Tofino Water Taxi – 250-725-8844

Flights to Hot Springs Cove

Atleo Air – 250-725-2205

Tofino Air – 250-725-4454

How long does it take to get there?

From Nanaimo, it’s a comfortable three-hour drive to Tofino through spectacular scenery and along beautiful fjords. Stop in Coombs to see the goats on the roof of the market! You also pass Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park where you can see the surfers testing their skills on big wave days.

Once in Tofino, you have to travel by water or air to get to InnChanter. By water taxi, travel time is approximately one hour, and by seaplane approximately 15 to 20 minutes, weather dependent.

How much does the water taxi or plane cost?

These vary depending on the time of year and how many people there are in your party. Contact the airlines directly (see above) for the day’s flights and rates.

Contact us directly at InnChanter and we can assist you in your travel plans and possibly recommend a great whale watching trip to make your vacation even more special!

What can we expect?

You are traveling to a wilderness location where weather and conditions are unpredictable and beyond control. Be prepared to stay an extra day if the weather prevents seaplanes or boats from running safely.

It is always recommended to bring an extra set of warm clothing and waterproof rain gear and footwear.

All attempts are made to make your stay comfortable and safe. Please let us know well in advance of your arrival if you have any specific dietary restrictions, allergies or requests. Our remote location limits access to specialty foodstuffs and we need advanced notice to make menu modifications.

Please note that the boat is powered by 12v solar panels so our power supply is very limited. The battery reserves are needed to run the boat. We are unable to charge customers’ laptops, cell phones or other devices. Thank you for understanding.

Space is limited. Should you have a specific travel time in mind, please book early to avoid disappointment.

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

Thank you for understanding.