West Coast Adventure Cruise

Experience the Wild West Coast as you cruise aboard the Uchuck to Victoria from Gold River.  

3 Days - 2 Nights: Victoria - Gold River - Victoria
May 3 - 5, 2024 •  $2395.00 per couple.

To book your spot on this Adventure Cruise or for additional information please email us at reservations@getwest.ca

CRUISE WAITING LIST: This unique trip sells out fast every year. If you missed the opportunity to participate in this cruise please consider having us add you to our waiting list.

Tour starts in Victoria with a Charter Bus Ride to Gold River.

If you are ready for a real off shore experience join us on our three day, two night West Coast Adventure Cruise. Once a year the M.V. Uchuck III travels to Victoria for her annual refit, and we take adventurous passengers along for the experience. If you crave the open West Coast then this trip is for you. The cruise begins and ends in Victoria.

Day 1 - May 3rd Friday:
Your West Coast Adventure starts with a bus trip from Victoria to Gold River departing at 9 am. There is a brand new parking lot across from Point Hope Shipyards but we may be able to park inside the compound as well. The Robbins Parking lot charges 16.00 a day so it would be 48.00 for the time you are gone.  We will keep the guests informed about the parking at the shipyards leading up to the trip.

There will be a lunch stop in Courtenay at White Spot and then the bus will take you up to Gold River. The lunch in Courtenay is the only food not included on this trip. Arrival time is approximately 4:00 pm. Once you’ve settled into the Ridgeview Motor Inn, you are free to explore the area. The Ridge Roadhouse Pub is right next door if you would like some refreshments before dinner. Dinner will be at the Ridge Roadhouse Pub as well.  There will be a menu sent out and you can decide what you would like for dinner.  Dinner and non-alcoholic drinks are included at the pub.

Day 2 - May 4th Saturday:
The day starts early with a shuttle service to the MV Uchuck at 5:30 am. The Ridgeview Motor Inn has a continental breakfast available in the  hospitality room open at 4:00 am for those of you who like to rise early. The MV Uchuck III departs from Gold River at 6:00 am for the first leg of the journey to the Broken Islands Lodge in Barkley Sound. All food and drinks on board the Uchuck are included. Arrival time at the lodge is approximately 4 pm. Dinner will be announced upon arrival.

Day 3 - May 5th Sunday:
We depart the Broken Islands Lodge at 8 am for the final leg of your voyage after a hearty breakfast at the lodge. The MV Uchuck III navigates the open west coast, cruising around the southern tip of Vancouver Island, then up the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria-your final destination. Arrival time at the shipyard is approximately at 6 pm.

Cruise Includes:

In Gold River:
Transportation from Victoria, overnight accommodation at the Ridgeview Motor Inn;  includes continental breakfast but there is breakfast on board the Uchuck as well and it's all included. Dinner at the Ridge Roadhouse Pub includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. Breakfast Saturday morning, snacks, lunch and beverages later in the day aboard the MV Uchuck.

Overnight at Broken Island Lodge (Barclay Sound):
Accommodation, dinner and  breakfast. Lunch and snack on the MV Uchuck Sunday. (Please note: there is alcohol for sale at the Broken Island Lodge and you are free to bring your own along). Lunch, beverages and snack on the MV Uchuck Sunday.

What to Bring

  • Windbreaker, hats and gloves for warmth
  • Water proof footwear
  • Sun hat if the weather looks sunny
  • Binoculars and/or camera
  • Motion Sickness Items include Sea bands for wrists, ginger capsules, Ginger Gravol. (ginger is highly effective for sea sickness) It can get rather sporty at times on the outside but not always.
  • Feel free to bring your own snacks if you have special needs.
  • If you have serious food allergies, please bring your EPI pen.

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.

Please Note: Due to the nature of weather on the West Coast this trip is NOT RECOMMENDED for those individuals with WALKING DISABILITIES.