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G.R. 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!
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. During the summer months, this cruise includes a brief stop at historic Friendly Cove to pick up kayakers, hikers and other passengers for the return trip to Gold River.
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.
Please call for reservations to take advantage of this seasonal saving!
NOTE: There will be no onboard food or beverage service until April. Please bring your own coffee, water and food for the Day Cruise Special.
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.