There are some places a person wants to add to their bucket list, and then there are other majestic enchanting places that BELONG AT THE TOP of that list! The InnChanter is just the place. Staying at the InnChanter and experiencing the Hot Springs Cove is something I will never forget! The two should automatically go hand-in-hand. What an AH.....MAZING, Incredible, awe inspiring 🐳✨ INNCHANTING✨ experience! Shaun, Jon, Rebecca & Gary truly make it magical! Thank you for the EXCEPTIONAL hospitality, the very unique, clean and comfy accommodations, the marvelous meals, fantastic conversation, & wonderful company and experiences that we will never forget! From being greated at the InnChanter floating dock with a kiss on the hand and a bow of chivalry upon arrival. Swoon! 🥰 Me and my hubby booked the princess room for two nights to ensure we would get to experience Hot Springs Cove before and after the boat loads AND I DO MEAN BOAT LOADS of tourists that came and left the Hot Springs Cove dock each day (the Hot Springs Cove comfortably can handle maybe 10 people at a time?). AND EXPERIENCE IT, WE DID! The Innchanter is a short canoe ride from the Hot Springs Cove dock- far enough away not to be bothered by the people arriving at the other dock by boat. We wanted to be able to be completely immersed in the experience- uncrowded and without the risk of missing out or waiting for a turn that may never come as we were warned by one boating company. In my opinion THIS is the only way you should plan on doing this breathtaking awwww inspiring bucket list trip! Shaun, John, Rebecca, and Gary went out of their way to make us comfortable and our stay as ✨ InnChanting ✨ as it was meant to be! I had some personal insecurities that I had created as a barrier in my own mind; but Shaun and Gary went out of their way to help make my insecurities melt away and accommodated me to allow me to have such a memorable experience of a lifetime! They listened and figured out an easy fix to ease my anxiety. It meant so very much to me! Why can't all people be that receptive and in tune with others?! Way to go! STAY here! Scrumptious Breakfast and Supper is served on the boat daily by an amazing cook Rebecca, who fills the boat with tantalizing and swirling aroma accompanied by quite the palate of matching sight and tastes . Shaun who has great humor was extremely knowledgable of the area and recommended memorable things to do and see:) We learnt alot from the stories around the communal dinner table that were both humourous and factual. He is passionate about his boat, and it shows! The vast and expansive twinkling starry night sky that was so very clear- as if the sky was strung with trillions and trillions of mini clear Christmas lights, and the fire place gently roaring along with the soft glow of the flickering shadow-casting candles on board the heritage boat completed the atmosphere at night. Do not miss out on this experience of a lifetime! Amber & Jon Dean
When your friends rave about Shaun and the Innchanter like family, you know you HAVE to visit. We had hopes and dreams for our stay, but they were far exceeded, thanks to Shaun's hospitality and tips for the locale. We got to soak in the hot springs under the Milky Way as meteors flashed by, and then paddled back to the boat surrounded by blue bioluminescence. (Just ask Shaun how he tests whether the bioluminescence is in show 😉 And make sure to break out the Fluster game after dinner - it was invented on the Innchanter!
We couldn't even stay for tea and crumpets but even so, our visit was truly scrumptous! We just had just a quick tour and chat after our delivery, but the warm welcome will stay with me for many years to come!
We ‘only’ flew in from Tofino for dinner (with pilot Ben, who had the time of his life), but it tasted after more! Thanks Shaun, for your fabulous hospitality and cheflevel cooking. If you are ever in Holland again, welcome!! Richard, Moniek and Nout
I spent an incredible 2 days on the Inn Chanter. I was so impressed I returned a few days later for another couple of days. The location is unsurpassed, the food so amazing I still think about it and the hosts couldn't have been better. Thank you guys. You are simply the best!
Thank you so much for an incredible honeymoon ! We will definitely be visiting hot springs cove again.
Hi Shawn! Thank you so much to provide us a very special accommodation, unique designed hot meal and great lovely company at the Hot Springs on my circumnavigation of North America by sea kayak! All the best to you, Freya
This is a truly unique experience and not to be missed. Shaun and his crew are incredibly good hosts. The food is fresh and served family style, which makes every night a dinner party with interesting guests. The setting in a remote cove cannot be beat, and being able to access the hot springs at all hours (including before and after the large tour groups) is a major benefit. Note that the boat has been beautifully renovated, and rooms are clean and comfortable, but remember it is a boat in an isolated location, so there are no showers, etc.
My husband and I came for our honeymoon trip and we had the most loveliest time. We are now 10 years out and I want very much to come back. Our meals were so beautiful and delicious. Using the canoe to go over to the hot springs was just so simple and grand. There is no lovelier a destination.
Rugged gorgeous and inspiring (and I'm not just speaking about our host)! We had a spectacular time... delicious food, cozy rooms, excellent company, Hot Springs, phosphorescence and stars...What more could you want? Food for the Soul!
This experience is a must! If you find pleasure emerged in a cove of warm company and mouth-watering meals.... you need anchor here! Captain Shaun is a dream host. He's well versed in literature and the lay of the land, and open to directing you on hiking adventures that lead you off the boardwalk path. I recommend skirting the shorelines surrounding the Innchanter if you are curious about seeing aquatic life in its natural beauty. There be rowboat, kayak and canoe a plenty ready for your riding. It's well worth the trip to the Hot Springs; picture Avatar-inspired scenery you thought you might only imagine... until you get here.
We had a great time on the InnChanter, despite the heavy rain. Dinner (both the food and the company) was fantastic. We really enjoyed the fireplace during the rainy night. Shaun, thanks so much for sending us off the to hot springs in the morning when we were feeling lazy and dry - it was a truly amazing experience to be there when the pools were nearly deserted at low tide! Sorry we were late getting back for breakfast - it was delicious, thanks for keeping it warm. Hopefully we will be back again someday!
Ryan, from Paddle West Kayaking, suggested we book on the InnChanter for a night when it was going to be too stormy for our sea kayaking camping adventure. My four kids (20, 18, 17 and 14) and I could not be happier with the turn of events. From the moment we climbed aboard the "dead head run" on one of Jamie's hot spring tour boats to the flight home on Tofino Air, this was an incredibly memorable family vacation. Shaun is a wonderful host with a beautifully renovated fishing vessel. The dining room was the perfect setting to enjoy an eclectic group of new people, with fantastic food, terrific conversation, and a West Coast storm lashing the windows. A roaring fire in the lovely sitting room before retiring to our book-lined rooms made for a perfect evening. On Shaun's suggestion we took out the canoes and kayaks for a paddle up the channel across from the hot springs (and the InnChanter's mooring) and viewed the Pacific pounding on to the rocks as we bobbed 10 feet away with the sea otters, safely behind the natural breakwall of sea kelp. This was a fantastic journey for us all. Thank you, Shaun. It was a pleasure for us to meet you.
We're off for our second trip to the Innchanter. This is one of the most unique B and Bs you will ever find. The location is spectacular and the food is fabulous. You'll not find a more gracious and accommodating host than Shaun, the captain and gourmet chef. Relax and enjoy. Highly recommended.
Our stay on the InnChanter exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled to have such a unique place to stay near the hot springs so that we could enjoy them at sunrise, sunset, and anytime in between. The trip was further enhanced by Shaun: his stellar hospitality, his stories, his enthusiasm, and his fabulous cooking. Shaun, thank you for your attention to details that make your guests feel so warm and welcome (like setting the scene for such a magical moment when we returned from our late night soak and found the salon glowing from the flickering light of candles and the wood burning in the fireplace). Sensational!
Amazing food, host and tranquility aboard the Inn Chanter..A must do for everyone. Perfect place to chill, recharge or just kick back with family, away from all the pressures of life. Inn Chanter is that special place we are always looking to find.
Joe and I were there on May 6th/15 for an overnight stay. The boat ride from Tofino to Innchanter, our stay, the hot springs, our hike through the woods and our flight back on the float plane were all part of a very intricate surprise mothers' day and fathers' day present offered by our 4 children and coordinated by our daughters Cynthia and Samantha. Our host Shawn was the funniest, warmest and friendliest host we have ever met. Thank you very much for your hospitality Shawn, it was a great pleasure meeting you and sharing the most delicious meals. Keep up the good work and thanks for helping keep the whole thing a surprise all the way until the float plane. We will meet again. I recommend this place to everyone I speak with - by the way Shawn ... do you need a cook, a deck help or a cleaning slave for the summer? Thank you so much ...
Shawn. Our stay with you on Wednesday and part of Thursday was the best experience ever. It was unforgettable and we loved every minute of it. Thank you so very much for everything. You're a fabulous host and cook. And if you do decide to sell innchanter keep us in mind. Cheers xo
We're all going through Innchanter withdrawal today. WHERE IS SHAUN WITH MY AFTERNOON TEA AND SNACK???? WHY IS THERE NO-ONE HERE TO SERVE ME A 5 COURSE DINNER???? haha Thanks for everything - we had an amazing weekend! Special thanks for ordering fabulous weather just for us. Enjoy that Earl Grey Cream I left behind. 😉
The InnChanter was recommended to us by a B&B host in Vancouver and we are so glad he did. After an hour on the whale watching boat we were wondering what we had let ourselves in for but when the InnChanter came into sight and five minutes of Shaun's company made us sure we had done the right thing! The boat is charming and our Princess Room had a comfy raised bed, plenty of space and portholes which let in the morning light. The lack of shower shared toilet facilities was made up for by the close location of the hot springs. Our morning routine was to get up early(ish), row ourselves over to the hot springs dock, walk the 20 minutes along the board walk and have a dunk in the springs before the "tourists" arrived. Then it was back for a sumptuous breakfast. Choices then, of going on an adventure or chilling out chatting with other guests or reading a book on the sun deck? Shaun was more than happy to organise adventures including walks to remote beaches on the other side of the peninsular or a walk (trek) up a river for a swim in a pool under the waterfalls. At night time the stars are the brightest and biggest we had ever seen and for a real treat - take a boat out in the pitch black and watch the fish being lit up by the bio luminescent algae - looked like a scene from a sci fi film! Magical. And then there's dinner. Not sure where to begin but Shaun is not only an exceptional host, he is also a fantastic chef. Our evening meals taken with the other guests in the beautiful, panoramic diningroom, were out of this world. We picked fresh samphire for our salad and ate salmon and halibut so fresh it was unbelievable! The living room was cosy with a roaring fire when the evenings get chilly. Don’t forget to bring water shoes and a torch! So if you are up for an adventure this is certainly for you. Be prepared to mix in with the other guests and row yourself to land and you'll have an amazing time. Take the float plane back to Tofino (Shaun will organise this for you) - you won't be disappointed.