to Bed & Breakfasts in the Northwest

Wayward Navigator Bed and Breakfast

Overall Rating 4 Stars

Room Quality: Very Good

Value: Excellent

Price: CDN $95.00

Wayward Navigator offers a well-executed nautical theme, with 1,200 square feet of guest lounge area, aboatload of amenities, and a five-star breakfast - one of the most ambitious in the business.

(Sample menu: fresh fruit cup with molded sherbert, hearty date muffins, smoked candied salmon, freshly squeezed orange juice, regular or meat-free eggs Benedict with asparagus, roasted spicy rosemary potatoes, and a side of Barry's Famous Beans.)

If Nancy and Barry had a Victorian home two blocks from the Inner Harbor, It would be the most sought-after bed and breakfast in Victoria. They take hospitality to the extreme and are doing a fabulous job.

Setting & Facilities

Location: A few miles north of Victoria proper.

Near: Galloping Goose Trail, Thetis Lake, Downtown.

Building: Private Hillside Residence.

Grounds: Terraced backyard, decks, patio, outdoor fireplace, hot tub gazebo.

Public Space: LR/Guest Lounge; English Pub room w/antique bar; decks.

Food & Drink: Beverages & Snacks; Amazing multicourse breakfast.

Recreation: Jogging, bicycling, in-line Skating, Victoria Activities.

Amenities & Services: Hot Tub, Guest phone, cable, VCR, sound system, wet bar (w/micro. kettle, fridge, coffee maker) extra treats for celibrations and longer stays, umbrellas, games, pinball machine, hosts fax avail., Internet info searches, email retrieval.


Units: 3 guest rooms.

All Rooms: Robes, hairdryer, down comforter, dimmer switches.

Some Rooms: Desk, bathtub.

Bed & Bath: Queens (brass or sleigh); private bath.

Favorites: Quite similar: White Star (ensuite bath w/tub); Great Eastern (slightly larger, desk, shower-only bath adjacent).

Comfort & Decor: Mahogany, cherry, and brass decor in the White Star guest room; mahogany, walnut and crystal in the Great Eastern. Museum-quality prints, seafaring history abounds. Spotlessly clean. Comfortable, well-ventilated rooms are carpeted and have individual thermostats.

Rates, Reservations, & Restrictions

Deposit: 1st night; 48-hour cancellation or refund subject to circumstances and rebooking.

Discounts: None

Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard.

Check-in/Out: 4-6 or by arrangement/11 (flexible).

Smoking: Outside only.

Pets: Call.

Kids: OK, but no more than 2 people per room.

Minimum Stay: None.

Open: All year.


Nancy Fry and Barry Rinas
337 Damon Drive
Victoria, B.C. V9B 5G5
(888) 478-6808 or (250) 478-6836
Fax: (250) 478-6850

The Unofficial Guide
The only B&B guide with candid ratings for quality and value.

Sally O'Neal Coates

White Star Room | Great Eastern Room | The Empress Suite | Luxurious Salons | Great Outdoors | A La Carte | Guest Comments/Awards | Reservations | White Star Lines | Great Eastern Steamship | Feature links | B&B Slideshow | Opening Page

Nancy Fry,