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Lady Rose Marine Services

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Nice 'Mini' cruise for a day outing.

We traveled on the Frances Barkley from Port Alberni to Bamfield return. Lovely trip! It was like... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
Transportation for Kayak trip to Broken Island Group

We traveled on the Frances Barkley from Port Alberni to Sechart Lodge. The crew was professional... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Schnauzerfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the return trip to Banfield and despite the smoky skies still enjoyed ourselves. Amazed at the hardworking crew and especially the amazing lady in the galley who managed to serve up great food in a time y place always with a smile

1  Thank katiebond53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took an all day round trip on the Frances Barkley, which is a small working ship which transports passengers and cargo along a route from Port Alberni to Bamfield. It is a true working boat that easily maneuvers around cottage docks to drop off...More

Thank SamanthaG1953
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I took the MV Frances Barkley from Ucluelet to Sechart Lodge. We passed through the Brken Group Islands and the captain provided lots of information about the islands we were passing. Lots of chairs in the vessel interior and some outside as well. Basic food...More

Thank Heimbody
Reviewed 3 August 2018

My sister and I rented sea kayaks from Lady Rose, and took their ferry from Port Alberni to Sechart Lodge, to paddle for a week in the Broken Islands in June. We had a great trip. The ferry ride was fun, and we even saw...More

Thank sailgrr
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We have always wanted to do this trip (Port Alberni to Ucluelet), but since we lived on the west coast, never got around to it. This past week we did and thoroughly enjoyed it! Great little ship, good food in galley, friendly crew, lots of...More

2  Thank William C
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

A great experience and a wonderful way to get to Sechert Lodge, or on to Tofino. Don't be late - ship leaves right on time!

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We took the Francis Barclay Service boat to the islands which takes post and supplies to remote settlements and lodges going from Port Alberni to Ecluelet via the Broken Islands I want to say that although they take tourists and passengers it is a Service...More

1  Thank Steve B
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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.