Covid – 19 Cruise Schedule Update:
We continue running our freight deliveries on our regularly scheduled runs. This is an essential service for remote villages, fish farms, logging operations and resorts. Our crew are up-to-date on COVID-19 safety protocols and are able to practise social distancing while operating the MV Uchuck III. The safety of our passengers and crew is our top priority. It is our goal to be open and transparent throughout this rapidly evolving situation. Please call or email for reservation requests. We are hoping to re-introduce online purchasing convenience in 2023.
Pre-booked Trip Cancellation Policies:
For those who are concerned about being away from home we are currently accepting pre-booked trip cancellations as follows:
• Reservations for overnight trips can be cancelled up to a week before the trip date with full refund.
• All pre-booked day trips can be cancelled and fully refunded in Can$ value up to two days before sailing if there are still remaining concerns about Covid-19.
Cruise Vancouver Island's Historic West Coast!
Cruise aboard the MV Uchuck III and marvel at the stunning scenery as you cruise along the remote northwest coast of Vancouver Island, BC. This 136-foot wooden hulled maritime vessel provides passenger and freight service through historic Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet, and Kyuquot Sound.
Authentic West Coast Cruising
Stops are made along the routes to offload freight at remote fish farms, logging camps, resorts and maritime villages that rely on the MV Uchuck III as a lifeline. Many of these remote destinations have no road access. Stops are also made at remote destinations to offload intrepid kayakers. Passengers enjoy watching the day-to-day activities, from maneuvering the vessel to remote docks and offloading freight from the cargo hold to watching intrepid kayakers paddle off after wet launching.
A Wilderness of Wildlife
The west coast of Vancouver Island is home to an abundance Killer Whales, Gray Whales, Black Bear, Sea Otters, Seals and Sea Lions, Pacific Dolphin and Bald Eagles so be sure to bring your binoculars and your camera!