Nootka Sound Day Cruise


The Long and Winding Route! If you want to spend as much time as possible in a day exploring Nootka Sound, this is the cruise for you! Plan on being on board the MV Uchuck III from 9 am to close to 8pm in the summer time. Off season you could be back closer to 5-6 pm.

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.

TUESDAY (Year Round) • Nootka Sound Day Cruise
Adult Fare: $100 (inc. GST) Child (6-12 years w/adult): $58 (inc. GST)
Senior Fare (60+): $95 (inc. GST) Child (under 6 years): Free
Leave Gold River: 9:00am Arrive Gold River: 6:00-8:00pm

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Along the Route... 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 throughout Nootka Sound.

Bring your binoculars and camera! 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.

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, especially if you have dietary needs. Our kitchen is small and the cook does her best but space is limited

Do you have a LIFE-THREATENING Food Allergy?

Let us know and please bring your EpiPen. Please understand that our trip is remote in nature and we are limited in our menu selection.  


If you have serious health issues, please do not hesitate to bring your own goodies and snacks.

Please be advised that food prepared here may contain these ingredients: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.

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.