Acasta Gneiss - Visit the oldest known intact and exposed crustal fragment on Earth.
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Yellowknife, NT
- Product code: 2023_Acasta
This trip is a real treat for the rock hound and geology buff in the
group but others will enjoy the opportunity to see the ecosystems of the Boreal
and Arctic regions meet on the flight north and the chance to walk on the
Barren Lands at the site of the world’s oldest know rock outcrop once we reach
the Acasta River.
The Acasta River is 306 kms (190 sm) north of the City of
Yellowknife. You will get to experience
flight in the north as so many prospectors, geologists, and adventures have in
the past on board an iconic de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane.
Everyone gets a window seat and from your window you will be able to
see the numerous lakes and wetlands that have been carved from successive waves
of glacial erosion and those which conform to natural depressions of
Precambrian bedrock that forms the Taiga shield and dates back to the earth’s
The Acasta Gneiss is a tonalite gneiss. The exposed rock body is the oldest known
intact crustal fragment on Earth. The
rock deposit is believed to be 4.031 to 3.58 billion years old. The
outcrop was found in 1989. In 2003 a team from the Smithsonian
Institution collected a four ton boulder for display.
Make sure to bring your camera and clothing appropriate for the
day. A selection of inflight snacks and
beverages will be provided. Please feel
free to pack and bring with you your own meal and/or snacks.
The base tour duration is between 5 ½ to 6 hours with 1 ½ to 2 hours
available to explore on the ground. You
may also consider chartering the aircraft for the day under our private day
charter package or including a stopover at Acasta as part of an Arctic Circle
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 Great Slave Lake 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
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.
Approximately 5 ½ to 6 hours, dock-to-dock.
[Maximum 4 passengers and total combined payload weight (people,
luggage, gear) of 465kg (1025 lbs)]
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
-Appropriate Clothing for the day (Dress in Layers),
-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
Tour sold as a Private Aircraft Charter for your group. DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane based from
Yellowknife, NWT - $6930.00,
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. email@example.com 867-920-4400
TOUR EXTRAS AND OPTIONS:
-Combine an Acasta Tour with an Arctic Circle Tour,
-Upgrade an Acasta Tour to a Private Day Charter,
-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.
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.
Please arrive at our dock in
time to check in 15 minutes prior to the flight time you have booked.
ONLINE BOOKING AND
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 867-920-4400
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.