DHC-2 Floatplane - Virginia Falls - With Stop Overs
- Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Yellowknife, NT
- Product code: AHM009
Virginia Falls is located on the South Nahanni River, approximately 233 km (145 sm) west of Fort Simpson; 604 km (375 sm) west of Yellowknife. The falls are over 90 meters (295 ft) in height. That is twice the height of Niagara Falls. Most visitors to the falls arrive by canoe or raft but the falls are also accessible by float plane.
The most economical way to visit the falls is to reduce your time spent in chartered aircraft by either driving to Fort Simpson or flying to Fort Simpson on a scheduled air service then chartering a floatplane from a Fort Simpson based air service to and from the falls. This process usually involves more than one day and requires at least one night’s lodgings in Fort Simpson. If seeing the falls is a bucket list item for you and you have limited time to spend in the Northwest Territories we can get you from Yellowknife to the falls and back to Yellowknife in a day.
This is a full day's adventure: refreshments, box lunches, and park passes are all included. We will depart Yellowknife and land in Fort Simpson just past the convergence of the Liard and Mackenzie Rivers. The MacKenzie River is Canada's largest and longest river. This stop in Fort Simpson will give you the opportunity to stretch your legs and to have the aircraft refueled. From Fort Simpson we will fly across Little Doctor Lake and to Virginia Falls where we will land. The park staff permit guests arriving by float plane approximately 3 hrs to view the falls. This provides enough time to follow the portage route and view the falls from their base if you wish. After departing the falls we will follow the South Nahanni River to it's convergence with the Liard River at the community of Nahanni Butte. We will track the Liard River until we reach Fort Simpson at which point we will head over-land flying across the Horne Plateau again on our final leg home to Yellowknife.
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.
Approximately 11-12 hours depending on time spent at falls and if two stops in Fort Simpson are required.
[Maximum 4 passengers and total combined payload weight (people, luggage, gear) of 362kg (800 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,
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,
Tour sold as a Private Aircraft Charter for your group. DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane based from Yellowknife, NWT -
$7,200.00, 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.
Per Person Costs:
-4 passengers - $1,800.00 ea.,
-3 passengers - $2,400.00 ea.,
-2 passengers - $3,600.00 ea.,
-1 passenger - $7,200.00.
TOUR EXTRAS AND OPTIONS:
-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 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
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
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.