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Highway 28, Gold River, British Columbia V0P 1G0, Canada
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Well worth while

Greatly enjoyed a day out on Nootka Sound. Disappointed that the lunch provided had run out by the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Arandee
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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2 Day Excursion to Kyuquot

This trip is extermely interesting for its many aspects. We were fortunate to have rain / fog on... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Taqulik
,
Victoria, Canada
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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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“nootka sound” (29 reviews)
“sea otters” (24 reviews)
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Highway 28, Gold River, British Columbia V0P 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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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

Thank Taqulik
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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
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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

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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
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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

Thank Westralian
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Reviewed September 24, 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

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Reviewed September 17, 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
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Reviewed August 14, 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
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Reviewed August 9, 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
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beach658
May 20, 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
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.
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Marylou S
August 18, 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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