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Get West Day Adventure Cruises
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Owner description: 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.
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 service and food is second-to-none. I recommend a large bowl of their chili with a chicken-salad sandwich, both excellent!
The scenery round-trip is breathtaking, with plenty of space to spread out, and once you reach Friendly Cove, it's a quick 1.5 hours to visit the beach, carver, church and lighthouse, and you're back on the boat.
Enjoy your cruise :)
Cheers, Paul

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Paulshappy
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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 and longer package!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank frogirl1107
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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
1  Thank Jeanette930
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

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 get aboard the Uchuck and were welcomed aboard by everybody- crew mates, other travelers and also tourists enjoying the day tour. It was a big bag of mixed stories, and everybody aboard was happy to share their experiences with each other. It was pretty easy to make friends.

Up on the deck we were covered and could watch the ocean while staying dry. The ship route had various stops along the way before reaching Muchalat Inlet in Gold River, entertaining those on board with loading kayaks, hikers, and cargo loading/unloading at the fish plants.

Inside is simply beautiful. The wooden design gives a friendly and classic comfort, and the attention to detail is really great. The table tops were inlaid with local maps, there are informative posters on the wall, a few local history books available for reading and purchase, and some framed images on the wall with descriptions of some interesting local stories.

There is a simple kitchen on board selling sandwiches, coffee and tea, and soup etc. Fair prices and friendly service. After hiking the trail and eating trail food, we were pretty ecstatic to eat lettuce.

To summarize, I would highly recommend taking this ship either for transportation, the day cruise, and to visit historic Friendly Cove. It's a smaller ship and she does rock a little, but this is all part of the experience. Definitely take that scenic drive through Strathcona Park and hit up Gold River and Muchalat Inlet. Explore this beautiful Island paradise in style!

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank devee17
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Reviewed December 19, 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!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank alipgr
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