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“Experience of a lifetime”

Lady Rose Marine Services
Ranked #1 of 9 Tours in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Cruise the Barkley Sound on the MV Frances Barkley. Or sail to Ucluelet and discover the Broken Group Islands. Sechart Lodge is the closest accommodations to the Broken Group Islands.
Reviewed April 13, 2014

How often does one get to spend a whole day on a packet freighter visiting small isolated communities along the Port Alberni inlet. We had a fantastic time. Weather was sunny with a slight breeze so we could spend most of the time on the ship's decks and enjoy the spectacular views. The ship can handle up to 200 passenger but we only had about 12 and a couple of dogs. Staff very friendly and informative especially our captain who at one point lent me his high powered binoculars so I could check out some sea lions and eagles. The ship is fairly old but quite comfortable. The outside decks have bench seating which can be a bit of uncomfortable, however they also have fold out chairs which were better. Inside 2 decks one just for passenger seating and a lower deck with a restaurant/ cafeteria. They serve for purchase breakfast and lunch with wine and beer. In speaking with the captain he mentioned that the ship also has 4 cabins which the crew can use if staying overnight. Our excursion was round trip from Port Alberni to Bamfield. At Bamfield you can get off for approx 50 minutes and walk around the small community. In the summer they have additional sailings to other places. Our trip leaving at 8:00 AM lasted approx. 8 1/2 hours If you're staying in the area I highly recommend you take this excursion. Parking is free. Park in front of the boats outside the entrance and as were told by the staff, ignore the 3 hour time limit sign.

2  Thank jakobj
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

On a whim, my fiance and I decided to take the Lady Rose from Port Alberni to Bamfeild as we thought it was the most direct and probably the cheapest way to travel to the West Coast Trail head in Bamfeild from Port Alberni.

We backpacked for over two weeks throughout B.C and THIS ferry was my favourite part of our entire trip!!! It was an incredible way to see a very secluded part of Canada, with the stops being made by the ship to drop off mail, food and supplies to the logging communities along the water.

I highly suggest hopping aboard if you have the opportunity! It was simply breathtaking... and totally unexpected!

4  Thank Jess S
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Spectacular once in a lifetime trip for tourists but a regular commuter trip from Port Alberni down the Alberni Inlet to various communities and through parts of the Pacific Rim National Park.

1  Thank SE55
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Was a very interesting trip, done 30 November, weather was not so good, and unfortunately we did not see any sealife. However we were glad we went

1  Thank SheenaJ
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots of wildlife and sea lions,orca's,whales,bears etc.The stops along the way are very interesting.Lots of kayakers and kayaks were dropped off at Sechart Lodge.When we got to Ucluelet we had some time to look around the small village before our return to Port Alberni with the complete return trip taking aprx. 11 hours.

5  Thank Doug A
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