DHC-2 Floatplane - Tundra, Tree Line, & Yellowknife River - With Stop Over

DHC-2 Floatplane - Tundra, Tree Line, & Yellowknife River - With Stop Over
  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Yellowknife, NT
  • Product code : AHM003
From CAD $2,300.00

Depart Yellowknife's Back Bay and track the Yellowknife River (Beg-ho-lo-dessy; River of the toothless fish) northwards.  We will follow the route of Sir John Franklin's 1820 overland expedition to the Polar Sea and you will be given the opportunity to observe the various falls, cascades, and rapids that those who travel the Yellowknife River must contend with.  We will follow the river right to it's headwaters of Greenstockings Lake. 

Along our route you will get to observe the meeting of the Boreal Forest and Arctic ecosystems and watch the density and size of trees decrease as we fly north and become replaced by dwarf shrubs and miniature wildflowers. Greenstockings Lake is located at the tree-line which divides boreal forest from tundra.  In mid August, the grasses turn gold and the leaves of the various bushes take on crimson hues from their summer berries. We will land at the mid way point of this tour before returning to Yellowknife to provide you with the opportunity to stretch your legs, take photographs of the unique landscape and enjoy some light refreshments and snacks.  Feel free to bring some fishing equipment if you would like to wet a line during our stop over but if you're going to do so don't forget your fishing licence.
As with our other tours you will get to experience flight on one of our iconic de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Aircraft not only providing you with a raven's eye view of region but also providing you with the experience of taking a step back in time and enjoying a flight onboard a classic aircraft.  Our Beaver aircraft feature comfortable interiors, enlarged windows for easy viewing and aviation headsets for all guests to provide easy communication between guests and the pilot.  Each guest is will be seated at a window seat.

Our pilots are very proud of their aircraft, their profession and the region they fly throughout.  We encourage our guests to ask as many questions as they wish throughout each tour.  Our pilots will be more than happy to answer all of your questions about their craft and the region they call home.

TOUR DURATION:  

Approximately 3-1/2 hours – 4 hours

TOUR CAPACITY: 

1-4 People

[Maximum 4 passengers and total combined payload weight (people, luggage, gear) of 362kg (800 lbs)]

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:

-Camera,
-Appropriate Clothing for the day (Dress in Layers),
-Rain/Wind Jacket,
-Foot wear for light walking/hiking,
-Sun Tan Lotion, Insect Repellent, Personal Medications,
-Fishing Licence; if you wish to fish at some point on tour,
-Personal beverages & lunch if you wish (see catered lunch option).

WHAT WE PROVIDE WITH TOUR:

-All DHC-2 flights sold with charter,
-Selection of onboard snacks and beverages,
-Basic camping equipment and toiletries suitable for the site(s) and day,
-Fishing gear for guests with licenses who wish to fish, self-guided at some point along tour.

Fishing equipment is provided only as a guest convenience and is to be used by guests in self-guided manner as we do not offer fish guiding services nor are we registered as fishing guides with the NWT or NU governments.

TOUR RATE:

Tour sold as a Private Aircraft Charter for your group.  DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane based from Yellowknife, NWT -   $2,300.00, inclusive of all fees and charges including the 5% GST.  If you have any questions concerning our Tariff, rates, and/or policies please contact us.  You may also request a copy of our tariff or view the tariff we have posted to our company's homepage.  info@ahmicair.com 867-920-4400
Per Person Costs:
-4 passengers - $575.00 ea.,
-3 passengers - $766.67 ea.,
-2 passengers - $1,150.00 ea.,
-1 passenger - $2,300.00.

TOUR EXTRAS AND OPTIONS:
-Upgrade to a Private Day Charter, see more of the Yellowknife River, spend longer time at stop over(s),
-Have Ahmic Air provide a catered lunch,
-Purchase Ahmic Air Souvenirs such as T-shirts, Polos and hats.

Extras may be purchased at checkout, by selecting the next level of tour, or by calling (emailing) Ahmic Air.

DEPARTURE LOCATION:

We operate our Yellowknife, NWT Beaver floatplanes tours from our dock located on Yellowknife's Back Bay across the street from Bullock's Bistro and beside Weaver and Devore Trading Ltd..  If you are traveling by taxi ask to be delivered to Weave & Devore Trading and this will put you within foot steps of our dock.

CHECK-IN TIME:

Please arrive at our dock in time to check in 15 minutes prior to the flight time you have booked.

ONLINE BOOKING AND PAYMENTS:

When booking online, payments to Ahmic Air may be made through Visa, MasterCard or the Paypal gateway.  Our online booking policy for tour products based from Yellowknife, NT is to collect the entire charter fee at the time of booking.   All fees are in Canadian dollars and all advertised prices are inclusive of all service charges, fees, and the 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Please call us if you would like to look into either an alternate booking time other than the ones showing in our online inventory, arrange an alternate pick up location, arrange alternate payment method or simply just want to ask us a few questions. 867-920-4400

CANCELLATION POLICY:

When the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the planned departure, no cancellation charges shall be levied and any booking fees received will be returned.

When the cancellation is made 30 days or less prior to, and more than 5 days prior to the planned departure, booking fees received may be applied to flights booked to depart within 30 days of the original booked departure date; otherwise 25 % of the total air transportation contract price will be retained by the carrier as a cancellation charge.

When the cancellation is made less than 5 days prior to the planned departure of the flight, 25 % of the total air transportation contract price will be retained by the carrier as a cancellation charge.

In situations where Ahmic Air must cancel a tour due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances the customer will be provided with a full refund of all booking fees collected or if they wish, the opportunity to reschedule and apply their refund to a new booking.

If you have any questions concerning our Tariff, rates, and/or policies please contact us.  You may also request a copy of our tariff or view the tariff we have posted to our company's homepage.  info@ahmicair.com 867-920-4400

GIFT CERTIFICATE PURCHASES:

This trip may be purchased as a gift and a Gift Certificate will be mailed to the shipping address provided.  When booking online as a gift, payments to Ahmic Air may be made through Visa, MasterCard or the Paypal gateway.  Our online booking policy for tour products based from Yellowknife, NT is to collect the entire charter fee at the time of booking.   All fees are in Canadian dollars and all advertised prices are inclusive of all service charges, fees, and the 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Tours purchased as a gift expire 1 year from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.  Gift purchases may be applied towards other tours or charters of the same or greater value within one year of the purchase date. To best serve the recipient of the Gift Certificate by providing their first choice of travel dates and times we advise the recipient to book their flight times with us as soon as possible as aircraft bookings are assigned on a first come, first served basis.