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Get West Day Adventure Cruises

Gold River, Canada
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About Get West Day Adventure Cruises
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful trip out to see and visit Yuquot aka Friendly Cove. Many artifacts to look at. Beautiful scenery and if you're lucky whales are sometimes on the back beach.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This slow easy cruise on the UCHUCK III was an excellent way to explore the west coast of VI. To tour with the cargo boat is an excellent way to meet the locals and see the wild life and inlets. We had a bit of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sutty581
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Tuesday day trip aboard the MV Uchuck III, and what a wonderful experience this was. Having the best blue sky, sunny, and calm day certainly helped. You are aboard a working boat that travels from Gold River making stops to drop off...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yyesiamtrish2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We boarded the Uchuck III and traveled to Friendly Cove for the day. It was a smooth ride with beautiful scenery on a great vessel. So relaxing and yet interesting exploring the ship itself but also the beauty of the area. Friendly Cove was a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 787kelliew
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The scenery aboard the MV Uchuck as you travel from Gold River to Nootka Island is fantastic. The boat and the awesome crew along with a slice of West Coast history make this West Coast experience a real treat, even for those of us who...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank therealjfraser
Reviewed September 11, 2019

We went on the UChuck III from Gold River to Kyuquot, stayed overnight and came back again. If that sounds dull, think again! Possibly thanks to the beautiful weather this was one of the most memorable trips I have ever done. We saw bears, sea...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tim K
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Was a spectacular day trip. From the crew to the ship to friendly cove and the lighthouse keepers and all that made this day such a great trip. Thank you. I would highly recommend trip. We will defiantly be doing this again.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CanadaLaurie
Reviewed September 9, 2019

As a working coastal freighter, the Uchuck III provides extra interest in loading and unloading at various fish farms, logging camps, resorts and wet-launch kayaks. She is a lovely old girl who is still working hard on the west coast of Vancouver Island, plying the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank janice c
Reviewed September 8, 2019

I had the pleasure of taking the one day Friendly Cove trip this past Saturday. I was so looking forward to this adventure, and I wasn't disappointed. It was relaxing, beautiful west coast scenery, and I met many interesting folks from all around the world....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JJPRankin
Reviewed September 6, 2019

The MV Uchuck staff - from Julie in the office, to Captain Spence, to Cook Elaine - are all exceptionally friendly and professional. They go out of their way to make this amazing voyage exceptionally pleasant and memorable. Thank you all so much for your...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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lauriebee
June 15, 2019|
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We really enjoyed our trip to Nootka Sound. Learned so much about supplies being taken to fish farms, lodges etc. The crew was helpful and a wealth of knowledge. Always willing to talk to us., food very good. Next time we... More
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Heather G
September 1, 2018|
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Response from Rob L | Reviewed this property |
We also stayed at the Gold River Chalet. Highly recommend it for the same reasons as below.
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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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