The MV Frances Barkley will be donating $20 from each fare in March to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Cruise for cancer in March

The Canadian Cancer Society and The Lady Rose Marine Services of Port Alberni have joined forces

The Canadian Cancer Society and The Lady Rose Marine Services of Port Alberni have joined forces in the battle against cancer.

During the month of March, participants will be able to travel aboard the MV Frances Barkley down the scenic Alberni Inlet from Port Alberni to Bamfield approximately 80 kilometres.

Twenty dollars from each adult paid fare will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Cost of return fare is $70 for adults and ½ price for children under 15.

These scheduled return trips will take place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to Bamfield only. The Ship will depart at 8 a.m. and return to the dock at 4 p.m., with a one hour layover in Bamfield for participants to stroll the boardwalk and visit the General Store. The restaurant onboard the Frances Barkley will be open for breakfast and lunch.  Travellers can expect several stops along they way as the service provides freight drop offs to many locations along the route. Wildlife, such as bears, eagles, seals and whales are also a common sight.

Enjoy the view aboard one of the most historic commercial routes of the BC Coast, and at the same time contribute to the fight against Cancer. As an added feature this year, on the last Saturday of the month which is March 26. Mike Surrell owner of the Lady Rose Marine Services has generously offered a free return trip to Bamfield to all those under 18 who are presently battling cancer or are a cancer survivor. The parents, guardians or other family members will be able to travel for half price. Reservations are required for the March 26 sailing only. All other sailings just show up and enjoy the day.

For reservations phone 250-723-8313, or email ladyrosemarine@telus.net A directional map is also available at www.ladyrosemarine.com