Getting Here

Getting to the InnChanter

travel_2This season, InnChanter is located at Hotsprings Cove, Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Tofino to Hot Springs Cove:

Once in Tofino, you have your choice of flying in a seaplane or boating with a water taxi north to InnChanter. Both methods of transportation can be booked at the government dock. An ideal way to travel to the InnChanter is to take a whale watching boat up and fly back in the Sea plane.


Boats and planes

Boats to Hot Springs Cove:

Ocean Outfitters - 250.725.2866

Whale Centre250.725-2132

Jamie’s Whaling Station - (250)725-3919




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Flights to Hot Springs Cove:

Atleo Air - (250) 725-2205  ($80 pp & best charter deal for  groups of 3 or 4)

Tofino Air – (250) 725-4454  ($80 pp)


Vancouver to Tofino:

Direct charter flights via floatplane from Vancouver to InnChanter can be booked through regional airlines. For a more scenic journey, take a whale watching tour which will drop you off at InnChanter .

From Vancouver, drive north to Horseshoe Bay via Highway no. 1 (TransCanada Hwy.) and take a BC Ferry to Nanaimo (travel time 95 minutes).

Once off the ferry, you can drive or take the bus to Tofino by heading north on the Island Highway to the Port Alberni turnoff (Highway No. 4), then west through Pacific Rim National Park to the terminus of the Trans Canada Highway (travel time approximately 4 hours).

BC Ferries Schedule

How long does it take to get there?

From Nanaimo, it’s a comfortable three hour drive to Tofino along spectacular scenery and beautiful fjords. Stop in Coombs to see the goatson the roof of the market! You also pass Long Beach, where on big wave days, you can see the surfers testing their skills. Once in Tofino, you have to travel by water or air to get to InnChanter. By water taxi, travel time is approximately one hour, and by seaplane approximately 15 to 20 minutes, weather dependent.

How much does the water taxi or plane cost?

These vary depending on the time of year and how many people there are in your party. You should contact Tofino Air by Telephone: (250) 725-4454.  They can provide you with all the rates, or contact us directly at InnChanter and he can assist you as well… and possibly recommend a great whale watching trip to make your vacation even more special!

What can you expect?

You are traveling to a wilderness location where weather and conditions can be unpredictable and are currently out of our control. Be prepared to stay an extra day if the weather is such that seaplanes or boats cannot travel safely. Just in case, bring an extra set of warm clothing and waterproof raingear and footwear.

All attempts are made to make your stay comfortable and safe. Please let us know well in advance of your arrival if you have any specific dietary restrictions, allergies or requests. The remoteness of our location tends to limit immediate access to exotic foodstuffs and menu modifications.

Space is limited. Should you have a specific travel time in mind, please book early to avoid disappointment.