BAMFIELD & WAYPOINTS
|Arrive||PORT ALBERNI||5:00 p.m.|
Please arrive between 7:15 am - 7:30 am to purchase your tickets and board the ship.
Please note that for the Bamfield route arrival times are approximate and may vary with the amount of freight carried and number of stops required throughout the day.
It may be cool on the water so please bring along with you a warm sweater, rain jacket or windbreaker and wear sensible shoes. You will be sailing aboard a working Packet Freighter and you will be most comfortable if you dress accordingly. Don't forget your binoculars, camera, spare batteries and extra media card. While we do service various destinations in Barkley Sound and drop off, or pick up passengers at those locations, please be aware that for day trip passengers, disembarking only occurs at the final destination of the day trip in Bamfield. There are no other stops along our route when day trip passengers leave our ship.
There is a galley aboard our ship where you may choose from a variety of menu items, such as bacon and eggs, pancakes, soups, sandwiches, hamburgers, and snack foods. Meals range in price from about $6.00 to $8.50 each. There is a variety of non-alcoholic beverages available and we are licensed to serve beer and wine aboard. Beer and wine may be purchased in the lower forward lounge of our ship during designated hours only. Extra fees apply.
On sailing days, our office opens for ticket sales at 7am. The Frances Barkley will also be open and you are welcome to go aboard after buying your tickets. All passenger fares are in Canadian currency and include tax. Accepted forms of payment are Visa, Mastercard, travellers' cheques and cash. We are only able to accept debit cards at our office in Port Alberni and not aboard our ship.
For other locations please enquire.
Children aged 8 - 15 years travel for half fare.
Children aged 7 years and under travel for free.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Rates and schedule subject to change without notice.
The Frances Barkley is available for charters to take your group on day or evening cruises when our schedule does not meet with your schedule. The charter rate is $950.00 per hour with a 3 hour minimum charge. Tax is extra. Cook extra $195.00 + cost of food. Extra crew charge of $50.00 per hour if your charter is more than 99 people.
Deposit required on the day of booking. Full payment due 2 weeks prior to charter date.
There will be a delivery fee of $40 for freight drop off at private docks. Scheduled stops, Bamfield west and east docks, Kildonan Post Office dock will not be charged the delivery fee.
For customers who need delivery of items ranging from groceries and appliances to building materials and machinery to their location in the lower Alberni Inlet or to many points in Barkley Sound, please give us a telephone call or see us at our office and we would be happy to discuss the options with you.