DHC-2 Floatplane - Great Slave Lake's East Arm - With Stop Over

DHC-2 Floatplane - Great Slave Lake's East Arm - With Stop Over
  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Yellowknife, NT
  • Product code : AHM004
From CAD $2,755.00

Great Slave Lake's East Arm is a world class scenic and geological wonder featuring an abundance of islands, narrow channels and spectacular red cliff drops.  Some cliffs are as high as 180 metres (590 ft) off the water and plunge several hundred metres into subterranean cannons.  Great Slave Lake is the tenth largest freshwater lake in the world covering an area of 27,200 km2 (10,502 sm2), the fifth largest lake in North America and also ranks as the deepest lake in North America with recorded depths of 614 metres (2,014 ft).

The scenery is primeval; this remote paradise attracts boaters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.  Your flight will depart Yellowknife following the shoreline of Yellowknife Bay to the main body of Great Slave Lake. We will over fly the marine routes to the East Arm passing by wonderful anchorages and passages such as Devil's Channel. We will continue up the Hearne Channel past Utsingi Point and Tatheilei Narrows to access McLeod Bay. Flying parallel to the Pethei Peninsula you will get a real appreciation for the scale of the scenery. At Gibraltar Point we will cross McLeod Bay and over fly the Waldron River before heading back towards Yellowknife.  

During the tour of the North East Arm of the lake you will cover over 464 km (290 sm) and at the furthest reaches of the tour find yourself 200 km (125 sm) east of the city of Yellowknife while over Great Slave Lake’s East Arm. 

We will find a suitable location to land during the tour to provide you the opportunity of a brief stop-over in which to stretch your legs, take in the views, and enjoy a snack. Light refreshments and snacks are provided on this tour.  Feel free to bring some fishing equipment if you would like, or to borrow some of ours so that you may have the opportunity to fish these world class fishing-waters if you wish.  If you are going to wet a line during our stop over don't forget to bring your fishing licence.

The overland and return portion of the trip will give you a glimpse at some of the countless lakes, rivers, and wetlands in our region that have been carved into the Precambrian shield by successive glacier erosion.

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 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 4 ½ to 5 hours, dock-to-dock. 

TOUR CAPACITY: 

1-4 People

[Maximum 4 passengers and total combined payload weight (people, luggage, gear) of 465kg (1025 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 -   $2,755.00, 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 - $688.75 ea.,
-3 passengers - $918.33 ea.,
-2 passengers - $1,377.50 ea.,
-1 passenger - $2,755.00.

TOUR EXTRAS AND OPTIONS:
-Upgrade to a Private Day Charter, see more of the Lake, 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.