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Lady Rose Marine Services

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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.
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5425 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T6, Canada
+1 250-723-8313
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 September 2010

We decided we wanted to see the rugged interior of Vancouver Island, so we booked a sailing from the Lady Rose Marine Services from Port Alberni to Bamfield on the west coast. We sailed on the MV Frances Barkley which is a working ship. Mail,...More

10  Thank VancouverLeslie
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We took advantage of the overnight special that gives a one night stay at Sechert Lodge then next day on to Ucluelet through the Broken islands then back to Port Alberni. The price is reasonble. The Frances Barkley is an older ship but is well...More

5  Thank damselfly_lady
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Reviewed yesterday

Take a trip to the Broken Islands, Sechart Lodge, or Bamfield. A must for kayakers, whale watchers and those interested in First Nations History. Awesome memories.

Thank DarcyM154
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a way to spend a day. We took the ride from Port Alberni to Bamfield, return with our two adult kids last December just before Christmas. The weather was perfect, sunny not too cool and the scenery was amazing. There was hoarfrost on the...More

Thank Robbonon51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing way to spend the day cruising the Port Alberni Inlet. The trip is full of amazing west coast scenery, from eagles nest to mountains to marine life. We spotted several whales, sea lions, blue herons, eagles and several very friendly dogs...More

Thank c-w-fransen
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The MV Frances Barkley is a wonderful little working freighter, which in addition to delivering daily freight & mail to all manner of isolated places, delivers/picks up kayakers from their West Coast adventures and also carries passengers. The crew is friendly and helpful and the...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

We had a great day on the water. Took cruise to Bamfield with stop at Kildonan Inlet. Restaurant on board with good home cooked meals. Working freighter with knowledgeable captain and crew. Would recommend to everyone for a great day out.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I booked a trip from Port Alberni to Ucluelet on board the m/v Frances Barkley months before arriving in town. The team in the office made my booking and knew who I was when I came in the day before departure to pay my fare....More

1  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Everything about this experience was great. Spending the day on a working freighter, sailing the Alberni Inlet with some of the best scenery ever, awesome crew, fabulous sunny day, visited remote villages delivering freight and mail. Watched Humpback whales, sea lions, soaring eagles and a...More

Thank Tour817245
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We traveled on the Frances Barkley from Port Alberni to Bamfield return. Lovely trip! It was like being in two worlds; the morning was rain, clouds, mist, kind of typical of west Vancouver Island. The afternoon was brilliant sunshine, warm and good for viewing the...More

Thank L W
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We traveled on the Frances Barkley from Port Alberni to Sechart Lodge. The crew was professional and very friendly and helpful. The ship has basic but comfortable facilities including a small cafeteria and bar. The Captain gives regular tourist sightseeing information along the way and...More

Thank RobB3778
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A friend and I spent the day on the ferry last week. It was a lovely day and would recommend this as a day trip.

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24 August 2018|
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Response from LadyRoseMarine | Property representative |
Yes, we do allow dogs on board. They must be leashed and remain on the outer decks because of the food service inside.
Francine K
28 June 2018|
Response from Doug E | Reviewed this property |
The schedule to Ucluelet is monday, wednesday and friday from june 1st to sept 14. There are bike rentals in Ucluelet and the town is very bike friendly, lots of trails and beaches to explore. Also there are whale watching... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from LadyRoseMarine | Property representative |
There is a public parking lot a block up the road from us, it's free and we can direct you there when you arrive to pick up your tickets.