I think we took 5-6 days for Nootka, including 1 rest day, and the first day was kind of a rest day too, just 45 minutes from where the float plane dropped us off to the beach we camped at (but the nastiest muddiest 45 minutes of the entire hike). I also think it was just right, could even have been longer (though we had nice weather). It is more of a relax and enjoy hike than a grind. But Nootka is definitely the walk in the park, kind of compares with Shuttleworth to Nissen Bight section of the North Coast
Thanks Lythe. I've got some research to do but I think we'll probably plan for 5 days... 1 day in, 3 days to hike and 1 day out. I guess it would be weather dependent as well for float planes and boats possibly not being able to make it in due to weather/fog.