Nootka Island SAMPLE Itinerary

SAMPLE Itinerary: this is an example of a typical trip.
It may be necessary to make changes enroute.
Weather is monitored constantly via VHF radio. Changes to the planned route can be affected by wind, waves, severe weather, and the comfort and skill level of the group.

Remember, this is ADVENTURE travel, and a little unpredictability just adds to the experience! That's what we're here for! 

Day 0: Wednesday, September 12th Depending on where you are arriving from, the nearest airport will likely be Campbell River (ie: Toronto to Campbell River via Vancouver) Ground transport from Campbell River to Gold River Everyone arrives at Gold River by 5:00 pm.
We will be met by local guide at Gold River Dinner and team briefing at hotel

Day 1: Thursday, September 13th Meet at Municipal Dock in Gold River, load aboard MV Uchuck III Spend most of the day aboard MV Uchuck, navigating the fjords of Nookta Sound MV Uchuck will offload the group mid-afternoon The balance of the afternoon is spent paddling to our base camp* *Weather pending, an alternative campsite will chosen for night one. Set up camp Dinner

Day 2 through 8: September 14th to September 20th We will spend our days exploring the rugged BC coastline, both by kayak and through guided hikes. We will see waterfalls, caves, and sunsets. There will be time dedicated to teaching paddling skills, and we can tailor the instruction to your individual needs. In between freshly prepared meals each day, there is plenty of downtime for personal exploration, journal writing, photography, painting, whatever you want to do! We may have a tentative daily itinerary, but it will be subject to weather, group dynamics, and other factors. We will do our best to ensure that each member of group has a personalized experience. This is YOUR trip, we are your guides.

Day 9: September 21st Break camp* *Weather pending, we may chose to move on the last night to an alternate campsite closer to the pick-up point with the MV Uchuk, to ensure plenty of time to meet the boat Meet the MV Uchuk III for the return trip to Gold River Dinner at hotel in Gold River Spend final night at hotel in Gold River

Day 10, September 22nd Return to Campbell River, or other point of departure for the flight home