Cruise spectacular Barkley Sound on the MV Frances Barkley operated by the friendly staff at Lady Rose Marine Services. There are year-round sailings to Bamfield, and sailings to Ucluelet and the Broken Island Group between June and September. You can also rent kayaks and adventure out on the water or book a stay at our scenic Sechart Lodge in Barkley Sound. Make a reservation for our convenient Sechart-based connector water taxi if you need transportation to create your own island adventure.
Book a room at our remote Sechart Lodge amongst the Broken Group Islands if you’re looking for a more tranquil and quiet vacation. Enjoy all the comforts of home with hot showers, comfy beds, and home cooked meals. Rent a kayak and take off for the day to the Broken Islands and the surrounding beaches. Lady Rose Marine Services has a lot of activities to offer on the west coast.
Frances Barkley – Lady Rose Marine Services
The MV Frances Barkley helps you to escape a fast-paced life and enjoy the tranquillity of the West Coast. Scan the shores for wildlife with one of our rental kayaks to see black bears and eagles, or explore the ocean waters to spot seals or orca whales. You’ll have many an opportunity to take pictures, so be sure to sit back and enjoy the view.
On deck, you are able to watch the crew as they unload freight for the residents and visitors of Barkley Sound. We deliver everything from lumber to washing machines to groceries to even livestock. Lady Rose Marine Services operates the Frances Barkley as a means of cargo and passenger transportation between Port Alberni and the Barkley Sound area.
Sechart Lodge – Lady Rose Marine Services
Sechart Lodge, operated by Lady Rose Marine Services, is open year-round subject to availability. The lodge is not located in Port Alberni but is situated in Barkley Sound about a mile north of the Pacific Rim National Park Boundary in Sechart Channel adjacent to Canoe Island. Enjoy home cooked meals in the dining room from where you can enjoy a superb view of ocean and islands. After a day of paddling, hiking, fishing or relaxation and fresh air, we encourage you to join in with your fellow guests in the sharing of good food and conversation. In the evening soak in the hot tub or sit by the fire. Wine and beer are available for purchase.
Kayak Rentals – Lady Rose Marine Services
Lady Rose Marine Services has kayaks and canoes available for rent for use in the Broken Group Islands and Pinkerton Islands/Sechart Channel area of Barkley Sound. All of our kayaks are fibreglass construction and are supplied by Seaward Kayaks. All of our rental equipment is based at Sechart Whaling Station Lodge. The lodge is located about a mile north of the National Park Boundary (Broken Group Islands) in Sechart Channel adjacent to Canoe Island in Barkley Sound. Transportation of passengers and camping gear to the lodge are available on scheduled sailings from Port Alberni and Ucluelet or by water taxi service from Toquaht Bay. These sailings can be confirmed by contacting Lady Rose Marine Services office phone number.
Wildlife & Scenery – Lady Rose Marine Services
While sailing down the Alberni Inlet or staying at Sechart Lodge, there is always an opportunity to see wildlife. Enjoy the whales migrating or seals sunning themselves on the rocks; bears on the beach, foraging for mussels, crabs and clams; or mink and otters frolicking on the shoreline. Travel with Lady Rose Marine Services and you’ll spot various sea birds and enjoy multiple eagle sightings.
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