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“nootka sound”(31 reviews)
“uchuck iii”(52 reviews)
“sea otters”(24 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 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank elisabethsohlberg
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Larry E
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank DrShnaynay
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank tiggins
Reviewed August 8, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Gord K
Reviewed August 4, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank M6555ONjohnl
Reviewed August 3, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank ROBERT N
Reviewed July 29, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Paulshappy
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Enjoy very much the beautiful BC coast scenery on the lovely boat MV Uchuck III with friendly staffs and passengers. We had plenty of time in Friendly Cove to explorer church, lighthouse, or just simply relaxing on the beach. Will do it again with different...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank frogirl1107
Reviewed March 13, 2017

always enjoyed myself. scenery is wonderful. beach combing is great after a storm. staff is very friendly.

Date of experience: September 2016
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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.