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Cruise BC's Wild West Coast!
Cruise, relax and explore the beautiful scenery on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC aboard the MV Uchuck III, a 136-foot wooden hulled maritime vessel that provides passenger and freight service through historic Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet, and Kyuquot Sound. The MV Uchuck III is also used by intrepid kayakers who want to be wet launched at remote locations along the Uchuck's route.
The west coast of Vancouver Island is home to black bears, eagles, sea otters, Pacific dolphins, gray whales and killer whales so be sure to bring your binoculars and your camera! Our Adventure Cruise Schedule outlines the day and overnight cruises available through some of Vancouver Island’s most spectacular scenery, perfect for a short West Coast adventure tour or family vacation.
On the Nootka Sound Day Cruise witness the day to day activities of a working coastal vessel as it picks up and drops off supplies at fish farms, logging camps and remote resorts in Nootka Sound. Knowledgable friendly staff will enhance your trip with their insights. As well, informative announcements along the routes are made at significant locations.
Take the Friendly Cove Day Cruise and learn about historic Nootka Sound, birthplace of British Columbia and ancestral home to the Mowachaht / Muchalaht First Nations people. Stops are made along the route to drop off freight at remote locations. Stops are also made if the vessel comes across a raft of sea otters or whales along the way.
& Esperanza Adventure
The Kyquot and Esperanza Adventure Cruises offer passengers an opportunity to enjoy an overnight or multi-day cruise with stops in maritime villages in Esperanza Inlet and Kyuquot Sound. Overnight Adventure Cruises include accommodations and meals at the destination points. These cruises allow passengers an opportunity to see a lot more of Vancouver Island's Wild West Coast and a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the spectacular coastal scenery and marine wildlife along the way.
Wet Launch your kayak
in a remote destination.
Get West Adventures can drop you off at remote locations not accessible any other way. Sea kayaking in Nootka or Kyuquot Sounds offer a whole different West Coast wilderness adventure experience. Take advantage of the Uchuck III’s kayak wet launch service and explore remote island groups, inlets, sea caves and more. You can bring your kayak or rent sea kayaks from us!
You can be dropped off at the Nootka trailhead for a four to five day hiking trip along one of the most remote and pristine coastal trails on Vancouver Island– without the long wait-list to hike the famed West Coast Trail.