Cruise Schedule

Get West 2018 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.

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NOTE: There are no sailings available aboard the MV Uchuck III from May 11 to May 31, 2018 as she will be in Victoria for her annual drydock refit.

Tuesday - Year Round 
Excluding May 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 2018

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NOOTKA SOUND DAY CRUISE
Leave Gold River 9:00 am Adult Fare $83.00
Arrive Gold River 6:00 pm Senior Fare (60+) $78.00
Arrival time subject to change. Child (6-12 years w/adult) $45.00
Fares include 5% GST. Child (under 6 years) Free

Wednesday - Seasonal  (June 27 to August 29, 2018)

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FRIENDLY COVE DAY CRUISE
Leave Gold River 10:00 am Adult Fare $94.00
Arrive Friendly Cove 12:30 pm Senior Fare (60+) $89.00
Leave Friendly Cove 2:00 pm Child (6-12 years w/adult) $50.00
Arrive Gold River 4:00 pm Child (under 6 years) Free
Arrival time subject to change. Groups (10 people+) $84.00 ea
Fares include 5% GST.    

Thursday / Friday - March to October
Excluding May 17-18 & 24-25, June 14-15 & 21-22, Sept. 13-14 & 20-21, 2018

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KYUQUOT ADVENTURE CRUISE (Overnight)
Leave Gold River (Thursday) 7:00 am Double Fare $645.00
Arrive Kyuquot 5:00 pm Single Fare
September through June only
$465.00
Leave Kyuquot (Friday) 8:00 am Extra Adult (Shared Room)
September through June only
$320.00
Arrive Gold River 5:00 pm Child (6-12 years w/ adult)
September through June only
$230.00
Fares include 5% GST.   Arrival time subject to change.  

Saturday - Seasonal (June 30 to Sept. 8, 2018)

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 FRIENDLY COVE DAY CRUISE
Leave Gold River 10:00 am Adult Fare $94.00
Arrive Friendly Cove 12:30 pm Senior Fare (60+) $89.00
Leave Friendly Cove 3:30 pm Child (6-12 years w/adult) $50.00
Arrive Gold River 5:30 pm Child (under 6 years) Free
       
Arrival time subject to change. Groups (10 people+) $84.00 ea
Fares include 5% GST.    

Excluding Saturday, June 30 for now. Plans being made for Canada's Anniversary!

Special Sailings  (Four Dates Available)

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 ESPERANZA ADVENTURE CRUISE 
Two Nights - Thursday to Saturday - Departures: 7am    
June 14 - 16, 2018 (Overnight in Kyuquot and Tahsis) Double Occ. $1130.00*
June 21 - 23, 2018 (Overnight in Kyuquot and Zeballos) Double Occ. $1130.00*
September 13 - 15, 2018 (Overnight in Kyuquot and Tahsis) Double Occ $1130.00*
September 20 - 22, 2018 (Overnight in Kyuquot and Zeballos) Double Occ. $1130.00*
Fares include your dinner, accommodation & breakfast in Kyuquot & Tahsis or Zeballos.
Fares include 5% GST.                                                           *Double occupancy only.

ONE-WAY PASSENGER FARES

The 2018 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.

Per Adult (children are 1/2 fare):

Concepcion Point* $36.00
Critter Cove $36.00
Esperanza $55.00
Flynn's Cove $64.00
Friendly Cove $65.00
Houston River* $25.00
Jacklah River* $25.00
Kendrick $36.00
Kyuquot $72.00
McCurdy Creek* $25.00
Mooyah Bay* $32.00
Nootka Island $53.00
Port Eliza* $64.00
Rosa Harbour* $64.00
Rugged Point* $75.00
San Carlos Point* $36.00
Silverado* $32.00
Vernaci Island* $65.00
Fares inc. 5% GST.  

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OCEAN CANOEING & KAYAKING

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.

Single Kayaks $20.00 (one-way)
Double Kayaks     $25.00 (one-way)
Triple Kayaks $30.00 (one-way)
Canoe $30.00 (one-way)
Fares do not include 5% GST.  

Need to rent a kayak? Get West Adventures rents kayaks!
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.

Note: Reservations are required on all cruises. Schedules & Fares subject to change without notice. Prices do not include GST.

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:

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

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.