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Get West Day Adventure Cruises

Highway 28, Gold River, British Columbia V0P 1G0, Canada
+1 877-824-8253
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Believe all the reviews. We did the 2 day trip and it was a once in a life experience. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Jovan_10
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Vancouver Island, Canada
What a wonderful two days on MV Uchult

We did the two day cruise to Kyuquot and return in mid August and had a great two days of cruising... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Westralian
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Perth Western Australia
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The MV Uchuck III, a 136-foot passenger and freight vessel providing service through Vancouver Island's historic Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet and Kyuquot Sound. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Wild West Coast as you tour its inlets, witness the MV Uchuck III deliver freight to remote fish farms, logging camps and remote resorts. Our schedule provides day cruises through some of Vancouver Island's most spectacular scenery, perfect for a short adventure or family vacation. Explore the shores and waterways of isolated inlets, and see a variety of wildlife - black bears, eagles, sea otters, Pacific dolphins, gray and killer whales. Like to get adventurous? Take advantage of the Uchuck's route to wet launch your kayak or be dropped off at the Nootka trailhead for a four to five day hiking trip along Vancouver Island's most remote and pristine coastal trail - without the long wait list of the famed West Coast Trail.
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Highway 28, Gold River, British Columbia V0P 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Believe all the reviews. We did the 2 day trip and it was a once in a life experience. We had beautiful weather which included rain on the second day. The rain clouds made the scenery look magical. We saw whales, sea otters, bears, eagles,...More

Thank Jovan_10
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We did the two day cruise to Kyuquot and return in mid August and had a great two days of cruising .The weather on both days was very good and we watch the crew load and unload goods to the log camps and fish farms...More

Thank Westralian
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The all day "cruise" in Nootka sound on the UChuckIII was the highlight of our trip to Vancouver Island. This is a working boat, in addition to awesome scenery, sea life all over the place (seals, sea lions, otters, bears and a special unexpected treat...More

Thank elisabethsohlberg
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This adventure took us from Gold River up the coast to Kyuquit ( for an overnight ) . The scenery is mind blowing , the on board food is superb , the crew were exceptional ! Watching the crew handle all the goods that were...More

Thank Larry E
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We arrived to board as a tour bus of 50 people was arriving to get on the boat. I'd didn't realize they took 100 passengers. As soon as we got going (12 knots), the wind chased almost everyone downstairs and it was a nice, quiet...More

2  Thank DrShnaynay
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a fabulous day cruise aboard the MV Uchuck III. This is a 1942 mine sweeper converted to freighter with passengers in comfort. Even had a tour of the bridge very interesting history lesson from the captain great coffee shop and lounge – friendly crew.

1  Thank tiggins
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went on board the Uchuck III and spent a great day cruising up to Kyuquot, visiting 4-5 stops where the crew delivered cargo. After wet launching we spent an enjoyable time kayaking the area. 8 days later we were picked up again by the...More

2  Thank Gord K
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful way to spend a day. Great wilderness views ,quiet waters , very helpful staff , comfortable old ship & BC history that we should have known before. The stop in Friendly Cove very worth wile

1  Thank M6555ONjohnl
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Our day cruise to Friendly cove 9Yuquot)w as simply excellent. The company staff and the crew on board were all friendly, polite and very helpful. It's an older boat with some character and it's comfortable for travel. The upper deck is outside but covered. The...More

2  Thank ROBERT N
Reviewed 29 July 2017

If you're reading this review, JUST DO IT! Seriously, go to the Get West website and book your tour now, you will NOT regret it. These people are professional, safety conscious, and they operate an amazing marine vessel; the UCHUCK III, The morning reception, on-board...More

4  Thank Paulshappy
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beach658
20 May 2017|
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Response from Neil H | Property representative |
No, it is a lovely paved road along Buttle Lake and the Elk River (Hwy. 28). The drive alone is worth it!
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Retired60UnionBay_BC
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Response from PAMELA B | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what crab has to do with taking a cruise on the MV Uchuck III Sorry, can't help you.
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Marylou S
18 August 2015|
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Response from Medicsteele | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday and Saturdays. Saturday is the best as you get to spend more time at Friendly Cove. And , they go to yuqulot on Thursdays, that's an overnight trip. Great fun.
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