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Address: Gold River, British Columbia V0P 1G0, Canada
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The MV Uchuck III, a 136-foot passenger and freight vessel providing...

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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Beautiful ship, beautiful sights, beautiful salty air.

Four friends and I hiked the Nootka Island trail this past August, arriving at the Louie Lagoon trail head via Air Nootka float plane and departing from Friendly Cove via the MV... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
devee17
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Parksville, Canada

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four friends and I hiked the Nootka Island trail this past August, arriving at the Louie Lagoon trail head via Air Nootka float plane and departing from Friendly Cove via the MV Uchuck |||. We took five days to hike the trail and by the end of it, we were utterly wet and totally smelly! We were so thankful to... More 

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Gold Bridge, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you want adventure - Get West! Located in gorgeous Gold River and adventuring into historic Nootka Sound, this adventure cruise delights! The food is delicious, the crew helpful and the views are spectacular! Looking for a memorable day or two day adventure, this is it. We feel blessed every time we experience historic, magical Yuquot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

you get to know people from all over and the scenery the wonderful crew is great they are to explain what we see

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Neil H, Public Relations Manager at Get West Day Adventure Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for cruising aboard the MV Uchuck III. And more importantly, thanks for your review! Your review helps tell our story from a personal experience to those who are considering... a cruise and for that that we appreciate it! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The weather was spectacular. The scenery awe inspiring. The food on board was delicious and reasonable priced. We saw rafts of sea otters, eagles and bears. The narrow channels and numerous islands made for calm waters and fabulous scenery. This is a working freighter so the stops along the way to deliver supplies were interesting. We also saw the wet... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

One of the best value travel deals anywhere. A spectacular cruise on a working vessel with friendly staff, excellent food and accommodation included on land.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were blessed with very good weather. It started out cold but as we got into the sun the day warmed up. We stopped at a first and then a second fish farm. Atlantic salmon. Then we spent some time unloading to a logging operation. We saw the Lumberjacks at work. Then a stop at friendly bay to pick up... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Travelling on a working vessel is a great experience. The crew were helpful, fun loving and informative making for a truly fabulous cruise in the west coast wilderness waters. I recommend this trip highly.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It's a great trip on an old ship. You can sit inside or outside. Maximum of 100 people, that gives us the idea that might be to crowdy. We were with about 30 people and that was great. We took the the one day Nootka sound trip. The beautiful nature, the black bear on the beach and the stops at... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We enjoyed the adventure and experience. The staff are friendly and helpful, with great scenery, wildlife and and interesting ports of call.

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

ITs a wonderful relaxing day on the Nootka Sound day trip. Scenery is amazing and we saw lots of wildlife. All the crew members are friendly, facilities onboard are very good. I enjoyed watching the boats position on the screen. Little snips of interesting information were passed onto us during the trip. We will certainly be back next year!

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