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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 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 to be on or off loaded was a treat in itself . Even at their busiest times , they had time to keep us informed about what was going on and were more than happy to answer all our questions . The crew.. from the deck hand , to the first mate , to the captain ...it was a treat to sail with you .
I would highly recommend this 2 day cruise ... What a special way to the West Coast of Vancouver Island !!!!!!

Date of experience: September 2017
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 cruise. Smoke from BC wildfires made it hazy, but we saw harbor seals, sea lions, fish farms and fishing lodges along the way. Once we got to Friendly Cove on Nootka Island and everyone disembarked we hardly saw six people the whole time we were on the island. The far end of the beach is spectacular! There was an otter eating crabs in the cove and the fireweed was in bloom. We picked up a couple of kayaker stir the trip back and got to watch them load. Dress appropriately for being in the wind on the cold water and you'll have a great time.

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank tiggins
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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 crew of the Uchuck. Both launch and pick up were so smooth, no bumps at all! The crew was extremely personable and helped make our time aboard lots of fun. The galley chili is to die for! Would definitely do it again!

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Gord K
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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
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