So, the downsides first. You are on a boat. There are tiny quarters below. You will hear your neighbors in all of their endeavors. You will hear people overhead. If you don't like the other guests, you are more or less trapped with them. We had one girl get "trashed" the second night we were there, and this was a nuisance.
The other downside: there is only one restroom, no shower, on the boat. This can be problematic with lots of people on the boat.
The other other downside: If you have any orthopaedic issues, find navigating small spaces difficult, clambering up rickety/narrow stairs difficult, you should not come here.
The positives: it is absolutely lovely to be in an inlet, twinkling stars overhead at night, shiny phosphorescent sea creatures sparkling from the ocean below at night; to kayak over to the hotsprings whenever you want, or kayak through channels and into coves, get out and hike around!
The boat itself is very Robert Louis Stevenson-esque; and intentionally. The owner is a great cook-- definitely high carb food! So if you are on a diet (which I was not) then you will have to exercise a high degree of self control!
Would recommend taking a float plane to and from-- beautiful aerial views of the coast, and very fast! Would call this type of trip a romantic adventure-- but you have to be willing to rough it a little.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the InnChanter, a west coast Bed and Breakfast vacation accommodations in Tofino, BC. Luxury accommodation and gourmet meals. 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.Our prices include Dinner and Breakfast. We have 6 kayaks and 2 rowboats available to all of our guests to enjoy. The B&B is docked in Tofino October through April, and in Hot Springs Cove May through September. ... more less