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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.
Gold River, British Columbia, Canada

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Nancy N
British Columbia, Canada15 contributions
Aug 2023
We enjoyed the day trip from Gold River to Friendly Cove. The views were obscured by wildfire smoke - it happens. The staff were friendly and helpful - love the freshly baked cookies? Bring your lunch, camera, jacket, sunhat, sunscreen and a sweater - it's colder on the water than you think. There is seating space outside and inside - the toilet is accessed downstairs and they're steep - go down backwards and you'll be fine. Enjoyed watching the loading and unloading of kayaks and goods for Friendly Cove. You can visit the lighthouse and the heritage church building - now beautifully converted into First Nations meeting space. The wood carver graciously answered all our questions and agreed to a photo. The fallen pole is interesting - and then there is the ocean and tide pools. A fun day away
Written August 26, 2023
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Brad B
Manzanillo, Mexico11 contributions
Aug 2023
The whole day was perfect. The crew are very friendly and informative as you cruise through the Bays and channels of Nootka Sound. We also met some great people on the cruise as well. All in all, a great day.
Written August 23, 2023
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FCJ v
'T Goy4 contributions
Aug 2023
It was a very nice and interessant trip. It was a pitten Thatcher we had to stay the whole Day on the boat. Some delivery toon 1 hoor which is a long time when it is hot outside. It woud be beter if we could go with a guide to the salmonella hatcherie.
All the passengers were fed up at the end of the trip. But...it was beautifull.
Written August 19, 2023
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Carmen Z
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
An amazing full day! So professionally run and friendly atmosphere. Beautiful scenery, will definitely book again!
Written August 13, 2023
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Jennifer J
Comox, Canada1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
What a special and unique experience! Chatting with other travellers heading to friendly cove was an added treat. The food on board was delicious, the views as we travelled to a friendly cove, breath taking and Friendly Cove itself was like nothing I’ve seen before. We took in the local pebble beach with perfectly smooth rocks, had a visit and tour with Donna, the lighthouse keeper and explored the old church, fallen totem pole and the history of this place. I brought family from England with me for this first time experience but I would like to come back to enjoy with friends and family in the future, or even for a kayak adventure.
Written July 30, 2023
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Mark B
Pender Island, Canada12 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
We just finished a kayaking trip down the west coast of Nootka Island. The staff of the Uchuck III were awesome delivering us and our kayaks to the northern tip of Nootka Island and picking us up in Nootka Sound a week later. Highly recommend!
Written July 26, 2023
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SunloverScotland
United Kingdom5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had a fabulous day trip to Friendly Cove the boat & scenery were amazing. The boat is very stable everyone on board were very friendly. It was interesting watching them load the boat especially the kayaks straight from the water. Don’t hesitate to book.
Written July 24, 2023
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Roger C
Shelby Township, MI22 contributions
Jul 2023
We took a day trip to Yuquot (Friendly cove), and it was a very good experience. The visit to Yuquot was fun and educational. I would recommend taking warm clothes for the trip on the Uchuck, even if the weather is warm, because when you get close to Yuquot, the wind is cold coming from the north Pacific. The food on the ship is vary good. We visited the wood carver and the church in Yuquot, and that was very interesting.
Written July 24, 2023
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Liane545
Victoria, Canada2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
I have wanted to take this trip on the Uchuck to Friendly Cove for many years. Finally did and it did not disappoint! The crew were professional, friendly and informative. The Uchuck boat has such an interesting history, with the small kitchen cooking up some very good food. Friendly Cove is such an interesting historical place to visit. Took lots of photos of the trip and I will be back!
Written July 12, 2023
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Robert M
Elkford, Canada7 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Lovely little town. Stayed at the municipal campground, no services but were prepared for that. Very nice and well kept.
Lots of nice hikes/walks.
Would recommend going for a trip on the MVP Uchuck. Was fantastic.
Written July 10, 2023
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