DHC-2 Floatplane - Arctic Circle - With Stop Overs

From CAD $5,500.00
  • Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Yellowknife, NT
  • Product code: AHM007

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Yellowknife is often mistaken for being in the “Arctic” but is actually located in the “Sub-Arctic” region of North America, south of the Arctic Circle.  If you would like to say that you have visited the Arctic, north of the Arctic Circle we can get you there.

The Arctic region is most commonly describes as the area above the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of Latitude on the globe.  The five major circles of latitude are the Arctic Circle, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, and the Antarctic Circle.  The position of the Equator is fixed (90 degrees from the Earth's axis of rotation) but the latitudes of the other circles depend on the tilt of this axis relative to the plane of the Earth's orbit, and so are not perfectly fixed. As of December 30, 2016 the Arctic Circle is located at a latitude of 66°33′46.5″ N.  Due to the Earth’s axial tilt, which fluctuates, the Arctic Circle is currently drifting Northwards at a rate of 15 metres (49 ft) per year.  The Arctic Circle marks the latitude above which the sun does not set on the summer solstice, and does not rise on the winter solstice.

Arctic region ecosystems are sometimes defined by zones of temperature or the location of or the arctic tree line.  In the case of temperature the zones in the high latitudes where the average daily summer temperature does not rise above 10°C (50°F) are considered to be in an Arctic Region.

The arctic tree line is the edge of the habitat in the higher latitudes at which trees are capable of growing.  Any farther north, it is too cold all year round to sustain trees. The extremely cold temperatures, especially when prolonged, can freeze the internal sap of trees, killing them. In addition, the permafrost in soil can prevent trees from developing roots deep enough for the necessary support against the wind. 

We will fly from Yellowknife, North to Kamut Lake.  Kamut lake is an irregularly shaped lake that borders the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  The entire lake is beautiful and within the Arctic Circle.  We typically land and beach on the northern shore which is located at 66°43′22.2″ N; 116°20′04.8″W within the Nunavut Territory.  This gives our guests the ability to say that they have visited Nunavut as well on this trip. 

The site that we beach at is the location of a former archaeological investigation in 1955 .  During the investigation of the site there were numerous chipped and flaked stoned implements found.  So keep a lookout as you hike around the shoreline and over the eskars as you never know what you might see.   

Your flight path north to Kamut Lake will also take you over top of the Acasta River and the Acasta Gneiss find.  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.  This is a nice spot to stop and stretch your legs on your way to the 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 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.

Please treat your aircraft charter as if it were a private limousine for the day.  If you see something that you would like to take a closer look at or you simply need to stretch your legs at some point let your pilot know and they will land where ever it is safe to do so.  A floatplane is the ultimate SUV in this part of the world and the landing sites available are numerous.

TOUR DURATION:  

Approximately 8-10 hours depending on time spent at stop overs. 

TOUR CAPACITY: 

1-3 People

[Maximum 3 passengers and total combined payload weight (people, luggage, gear) of 294kg (650 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,

WHAT WE PROVIDE WITH TOUR:

-All DHC-2 flights sold with charter,
-Printed Souvenir Certificate for each guest that they have been to the Arctic Circle.
-Selection of onboard snacks, lunch, 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 -   $5,500.00, 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:
-3 passengers - $1,833.33 ea.,
-2 passengers - $2,750.00 ea.,
-1 passenger - $5,500.00.

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.

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.