Covid Concerns - Cruise Schedule Update:

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. 

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 up to two days before sailing if there are still remaining concerns about Covid-19.


2022 Cruise Schedule and Fares

Explore Vancouver Island’s Wild West Coast on a cruise aboard the MV Uchuck III departing from Gold River, BC. These cruises give you a glimpse into the maritime culture and the history of Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet and Kyuquot Sound. Nootka Sound is known as the “Birthplace of British Columbia” as it is the location of first contact with European Explorers and First Nations People. Stops are made along the way at fish farms, logging camps, lodges, remote settlements and to drop off kayakers at remote locations. The MV Uchuck III also picks up hikers at Friendly Cove who have completed the Nootka Trail only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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TUESDAY (Year Round) Nootka Sound Day Cruise
Adult Fare: $86 Child (6-12 years w/adult): $50
Senior Fare (60+): $81 Child (under 6 years): Free
Leave Gold River: 9:00am Arrive Gold River: 6:00-8:00pm

Excluding May, 2022. Fares include 5% GST.

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Wednesday (Seasonal) Friendly Cove Day Cruise 
Leave Gold River: 10:00 am Adult Fare: $107
Arrive Freindly Cove: 12:30 pm Senior Fare (60+): $102
Leave Friendly Cove: 2:00 pm Child (6-12 years w/ adult): $60
Arrive Gold River: 4:00 pm Groups (10 Adults+): Senior rates apply
 

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THURSDAY / FRIDAY (Overnight) Kyuquot Adventure Cruise
Leave Gold River (Thursday): 7:00 am Double Fare: $765
Arrive Kyuquot: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Single Fare: $535
September through June only
Leave Kyuquot (Friday): 8:00 am Extra Adult (Shared Room): $395
September through June only
Arrive Gold River: 5:00 - 7:00 pm Child (6-12 years w/ adult): $280
September through June only

Limited Availability - June 3/4 to October 14/15, 2022
Arrival time subject to change. Fares include 5% GST.

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FRIDAY Friendly Cove Hiker Pickups
Adult: $75  •  Child (6-12): $60  
End your Nootka Island Hiking Adventure with a return trip to Gold River aboard the MV Uchuck III.
 

Pickups are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only.
Contact us with the date you would like to be picked up at Friendly Cove Cruise.


Saturday (Seasonal) Friendly Cove Day Cruise
Leave Gold River: 10:00 am Adult Fare: $107
Arrive Freindly Cove: 12:30 pm Senior Fare (60+): $102
Leave Friendly Cove: 3:30 pm Child (6-12 years w/ adult): $60
Arrive Gold River: 5:30 pm Groups (10 Adults+): Senior rates apply
 

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ONE-WAY PASSENGER FARES

The 2022 One Way Schedule shows which trips allow for an Outbound and/or Return Trip, Outbound Trip
only or a Return Trip only from the destination and travel day you are interested in.

*Denotes kayak drop-offs only, no passenger drop-offs at these destinations. Passengers AND kayaks can be dropped off at all other destinations.

TUESDAY (Year Round) Nootka Sound Day Cruise
OUTBOUND Adult Child (6-12) INBOUND Adult Child (6-12)
Gold River to Conception* $41 $24 Conceptionto Gold River $41 $24
Gold River to Critter Cove $41 $24 Critter Cove to Gold River $41 $24
Gold River to San Carlos* $41 $24      
Gold River to Nootka Island $60 $35      
Wednesday (Seasonal) Friendly Cove Day Cruise
OUTBOUND Adult Child (6-12) INBOUND Adult Child (6-12)
Gold River to Friendly Cove $75 $60 Friendly Cove Gold River $75 $60
THURSDAY & FRIDAY (Seasonal) Kyuquot Adventure Cruise
OUTBOUND Thursday Adult Child (6-12) INBOUND Friday Adult Child (6-12)
Gold River to Critter Cove $41 $24 Critter Cove to Gold River $41 $24
Gold River to Concepcion* $41 $24 San Carlos to Gold River* $41 $24
Gold River to San Carlos* $41 $24 Anderson Point to Gold River* $41 $24
Gold River to Kendrick Arm $44 $24 Kendrick Arm to Gold River $44 $24
Gold River to Esperanza $63 $32 Esperanza to Gold River $63 $32
Gold River to Flynn's Cove $75 $40 Flynn's Cove to Gold River $75 $40
Gold River to Newton Cove $75 $40 Newton Cove to Gold River $75 $40
Gold River to Rosa Harbour* $75 $40 Rosa Harbour to Gold River* $75 $40
Gold River to Kyuquot $81 $41 Kyuquot to Gold River $81 $41
Saturday (Seasonal) Friendly Cove Day Cruise
OUTBOUND Adult Child (6-12) INBOUND Adult Child (6-12)
Gold River to Friendly Cove $75 $60 Friendly Cove Gold River $75 $60
OCEAN CANOEING & KAYAKING
Single Kayaks $22.00 (one-way) / $44 (two-way)
Double Kayaks $28.00 (one-way) / $56 (two-way)
Large Dingy, Jet Ski or Canoe $34.00 (one-way)
  Fares do not include 5% GST.

Bringing your canoe or kayak? Arrangements can be made to drop you off at convenient destinations in Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet or Kyuquot Sound. These fares are over and above one way passenger fares.

Click here to learn more about kayaking with Get West.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ON ALL TRIPS  Stops will be made (as required) at logging camps and settlements in the area to deliver supplies, passengers or to drop off kayakers along our route. Our voyages operate rain or shine, with the exception of gale force winds on the outside passages. Trips may be cancelled due to extremely rough seas in which case a full refund will be issued.

Allergies: Since we are travelling to remote destinations please bring EpiPens if you have serious allergies.

Note: Reservations are required on all cruises. Schedules & Fares subject to change without notice. 

PAYMENT – If you wish to make a reservation, full payment in advance, (payable by Visa or Mastercard) is required. You may provide your credit card and expiry date by telephone at 1 877-UCHUCK3 (1-877-824-8253).

CONFIRMATION – A booking confirmation will be emailed to you. This itinerary also includes a list of Gold River accommodations and/or camping info, parking info, payment info – essentially everything you need to know about your voyage and the details leading up to your voyage.

WAIVER NOTICE 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.


Cancellation Policy - Life Happens!

In the event that you need to cancel your cruise please note:

Note: With the everchanging Covid restrictions, our Cancellation Policy is very flexible now. We understand things can change rapidly. Just call into the office and let us know as soon as you can.

Fares are based on Can$. If you are requesting a refund (and initially paid in USD or other foreign currencies) the value of the refund will be based on Can$ at the current exchange rate.

Currently, we are experiencing fluctuations in the value of the Canadian dollar due to the pandemic. We have no control over exchange rates and how that reflects on the actual amount refunded in non-Can$.

Overnight Adventure Cancellations:

14 days + more prior to departure:FULL refund
4 - 13 days prior to departure:Subject to a $200 penalty if we are NOT able to find a replacement for your booking
0 - 3 days prior to departure:100% NON-refundable if we are NOT able to find a replacement but it should be noted that we usually have a wait list on most of our trips.

Day Trips or One-Way Fare Cancellations:

4 - 14 days prior to departure:FULL refund
0 - 3 days prior to departure:100% NON-refundable

Our staff must adhere to our cancellation policy and will make no exceptions.