Nootka Sound Day Cruise
The Long and Winding Route! If you want to spend as much time as possible exploring Nootka Sound, this is the cruise for you!
Departing Tuesdays (Year Round)
|Adult Fare: $83.00||Child (6-12 years with adult): $45.00|
|Senior Fare: $78.00||Child (under 6 years): Free|
|Fares include 5% GST.|
Plan on being on board the MV Uchuck III from 9 am to close to 8pm.
On the Nootka Sound Day Cruise, the MV Uchuck III departs Tuesdays from Gold River, BC to provide freight and passenger service throughout the many inlets and waterways of historic Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Last stop of the day is a visit to historic Friendly Cove (Yuquot) to pick up hikers who've completed the Nootka Sound Trail.
This one-day marine cruise allows you to experience the day-to-day activities of a working marine vessel first hand as it makes deliveries to logging camps, fishing lodges and other remote marine outposts. During the summer months, this cruise includes a brief stop at Friendly Cove to pick up kayakers, hikers and other passengers for the return trip to Gold River.
Along the route passengers can expect to see a variety of marine life from bald eagles to sea lions, sea otters and on occasion, even whales. You might have the opportunity to see a kayak ‘wet launch’ when they are lowered on a raft from the ship’s deck at a remote location along the route. Make sure to bring your camera, tablet or cellphone, whatever is your preferred way to take photos or videos of your trip aboard the MV Uchuck III. Stops are made if the vessel comes across a raft of sea otters or whales along the route.
The MV Uchuck III’s friendly and knowledgeable crew, comfortable wood finished lounge, galley and upper deck seating make this marine cruise a perfect way to spend a relaxing day on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Informative announcements are made along the route at locations of interest.
Follow your nose to the Galley! Our cook prepares hardy West Coast fare daily, including homemade soups, sandwiches or chili. Enjoy muffins hot from the oven and an assortment of other baked goodies along with freshly brewed coffee, all at reasonable prices. You are more than welcome to pack your own snacks and/or meals.Request Reservation
As the dock can be very busy save yourself time before coming aboard the MV Uchuck III. DOWNLOAD our waiver for quicker check-in. NOTE: Each passenger must sign and drop off this waiver at our Dock Office before boarding.