Shaun, chef and captain of the InnChanter, looks forward each season to welcoming guests aboard his ship, moored in Hot Springs Cove on the west side of Vancouver Island, north of Tofino. The InnChanter is a heritage vessel built in the 1920’s and refitted to host overnight guests and provide gourmet meals. Boaters anchored in Hot Springs Cove may join B&B guests of the InnChanter for meals, as space and supplies allow. Call ahead at 250-670-1149 or email innchanterbb@gmail.com to check availability.

This unique vessel and dining venue in the wilderness require advanced planning for hosting guests; keeping supplies on-hand can be a challenge, with re-stocking goods on a regular basis. 

Shaun appreciates boaters calling the InnChanter to join others for a unique dining experience and the opportunity to see this heritage vessel. The menu varies and the meals are always creative and expertly prepared; fresh fish is often part of the fare.

If you want to avoid extra time motoring or sailing your own boat to Hot Springs Cove, you can arrive by sea plane, tour boat, or water taxi from Tofino for a short day, weather permitting. Be sure to book space with the InnChanter for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Shaun always gives a warm welcome and loves sharing local history and insightful tips about visiting the Cove. You may want to book a B&B overnight stay to spend more time in this beautiful area.

During your visit, you won’t want to miss walking the 1.2-mile boardwalk at Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, which leads to Ramsay Hot Springs, a series of natural pools found among the rock walls. Changing rooms are available at the head of the boardwalk. You can access the trailhead from the park dock in the Cove, available to boats under 40 feet for a fee, payable at the self-registration payment box ashore. A $3 park fee per person is also payable ashore.