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Lady Rose Marine Services

5425 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T6, Canada
+1 250-723-8313
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stunning views

My husband and I boarded the Frances Barklay for the round trip cruise through the Broken Islands... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
michelle f
Hamilton, Canada
Definitely a bucket list item

We took a round trip on the Frances Barkley from Port Alberni to Bamfield and back. The weather was... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2016
Lorna M
Victoria, Canada
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5425 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T6, Canada
+1 250-723-8313
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

My husband and I boarded the Frances Barklay for the round trip cruise through the Broken Islands and Banfield with a stop in the beautiful town of Ucluelet. We had breakfast on board which was cooked by a very friendly woman and it was tasty...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2016

We took a round trip on the Frances Barkley from Port Alberni to Bamfield and back. The weather was spectacularly sunny and hot, the seas calm, and we saw whales! An early start (8am) and late afternoon return (5:30) made for a long day, but...More

Thank Lorna M
Reviewed August 16, 2016

The Lady Rose (or Frances Barclay) promises and delivers and unforgettable memory. It's an old humble vessel with a crew of characters that takes you up the very long Alberni inlet and, in our case, on a Sunday trip all the way through the stunning...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We used the water taxi service to access the Broken Group without the long paddle. We drove to Tourguot Bay and prearranged a pick up time. It is about 1-1/2-2 hour drive from Port Alberni, last 15km on gravel. It was easy to load up...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I travelled with a friend on the round trip from Port Alberni to Bamfield: 10-hours total (with a 2.5 hour layover in Bamfield). There is no way to describe the beauty that we saw and the incredible wildlife that we witnessed. Bald eagles, whales, porpoises...More

Thank Gravelburger
Reviewed August 3, 2016

What a great trip we had on Francis Barkley on our way to Sechart Lodge. There is food available, breakfast & lunch as well as beer and wine at very affordable prices. The crew was great and the scenery was more than we expected. We...More

Thank jimmieddd
Reviewed July 30, 2016

We took the day trip from Port Alberni to the Sechelt Lodge and then on to Bamfield and back to Port Alberni. Wonderful West Coast scenery all day long, some wildlife spotting (very distant of course) and a few things to watch on a working...More

Thank abceschweitzer
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I try to take this trip once a year. Its a wonderful way to spend the day. On the water with stunning scenery , wild life and a great staff. Highly encourage you to take the trip at least once you will love it.

Thank Juanita C
Reviewed July 24, 2016

We took the MV Frances Barkley to Sechart Lodge in order to rent kayaks to camp and explore the Broken Group Islands for several days. The ship was on time, all our stuff was handled exceptionally well, and food was available on board. Engine noise...More

Thank charisboof
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We have taken The Lady Rose day trip to Bamfield twice. It was a great day...watching the deliver of mail, propane, etc to dropping off kayakers by crane, over the side. Great little café on board. Always dress warm. It is always cooler on the...More

Thank Rick J
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I heard you can travel to the lodge, stay over and get picked up the next day. Is this an option, how does it work. Thanks Launa
July 11, 2016|
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Response from bridieDuncan | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure what yo mean by 'the lodge' - and I don't know whether Lady Rose Marine Services picks up clients for the trip on the Frances Barkley. I would phone them directly if I were you. 250) 723-8313
Is water calm kayaking to islands from lodge?
May 25, 2015|
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Response from LadyRoseMarine | Property representative |
If you are paddling from the lodge to the inner islands the waters are quite calm because they are sheltered from open ocean. There are many paddlers of all skill levels out there, always be cautious and do your research... More