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“nootka sound”(30 reviews)
“sea otters”(24 reviews)
“uchuck iii”(52 reviews)
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...more
Highway 28, Gold River, British Columbia V0P 1G0, Canada
+1 877-824-8253
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want a full day trip on a working cargo boat? At reasonable cost? Then this is the trip for you. All the crew where good fun and very informative. The food served on board was excellent. An the scenery stunning

Thank LincolnshireWestie
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We so enjoyed our day trip aboard the Uchuck III vessel. Left the dock near Gold River on a Sat @10am and arrived back about 5:30pm. Fabulous AM muffins w/ coffee from the tiny galley which had a great little menu all day. Comfortable seating...More

Thank bagwan
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

It was a great ride home from Nootka Island. The crew was very helpful and friendly crew. I had a great time.

Thank RobF1422
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The staff were great. The guy in the wheelhouse even welcomed tourists into his quarters and let us take turns at the wheel.

Thank Diana S
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed a day out on Nootka Sound. Disappointed that the lunch provided had run out by the time we arrived in the galley but otherwise a wonderful day out, great staff and really a good day for anyone visiting Gold River.

Thank Arandee
Reviewed May 20, 2018

This trip is extermely interesting for its many aspects. We were fortunate to have rain / fog on the way to Kyuquot and full blue sky back and both are well worth the trip. It's particularly interesting because it's a working vessel that stops frequently...More

1  Thank Taqulik
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We took the 2 day cruise on the uchuck III with family and friends ( 9 of us ) and what a great adventure. The crew are fabulous with stories and details about their work as a supply boat, tour boat, cafe, etc. The food...More

Thank bemeyer
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We took the day cruise to Friendly Cove where Captain Cook first set foot in British Columbia. The ship, The Uchulk , is a refit mine sweeper from WW2 and is a beautiful ,relaxing trip.We spent most of our time strolling the naturally tumbled people...More

1  Thank ronaldj609
Reviewed October 1, 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

1  Thank Jovan_10
Reviewed September 26, 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

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Heather G
September 1, 2018|
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Response from Arandee | Reviewed this property |
We also stayed at the Gold River Chalet. Highly recommend it for the same reasons as below.
May 20, 2017|
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!
September 21, 2015|
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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.