DHC-2 Floatplane – Ultimate Day Trip! - Fish Great Slave Lake

DHC-2 Floatplane – Ultimate Day Trip! - Fish Great Slave Lake
  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Yellowknife, NT
  • Product code : FISHGSL
From CAD $5,000.00

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Exploring & fishing Great Slave Lake doesn't get any better than this!  The trip is setup for four guests so this is your chance to impress and treat three friends or family to join you for a fishing trip they won't soon forget.

Great Slave Lake lies south of the treeline in the transitional space between woodlands and tundra.  It 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 it also ranks as the deepest lake in North America with recorded depths of 614 metres (2,014 ft).  Great Slave Lake has many tributaries the primary ones being the Hay, Slave and Taltson Rivers. The lake is drained by the mighty Mackenzie River. 

The lake has three distinctive regions; “the Basin”, “the North Arm” and “the East Arm”.   Each region has it’s own unique fish populations and geological features but the East Arm is the most visited region of the lake.  This remote paradise attracts boaters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world – make a visit and you will see why. 

The East Arm is a world class 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.  The scenery is primeval.

As you will be travelling by floatplane, fishing method will be primarily bank and rock angling from rock ledges and outcrops.  In the East Arm the clean, cold waters keep fish near the surface in the summer and outcrops provide you access to deeper water.  Some of the smaller bays will lend themselves to “fishing from the float” in the shallows and if you wish we can visit some of the smaller tributaries on the north shore of the East Arm where you can walk and wade if you have waders. 

Your adventure starts by sitting down with your pilot the day before your trip to review the various land marks, anchorages and features of Great Slave Lake by map.  This is a self-guided fishing trip and private aircraft charter so you get to discuss with your pilot your objectives for the day and direct where you would like to go on the lake; the places you would like to see, and the areas you would like to fish.  This is also your chance to discuss what gear you would like to bring, the gear we have available for your use, and to select your lunch from our meal options

Our classic DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane will become your private limousine for the day.  You will have access to the plane and your pilot for ten hours.  Your pilot has the ability to take you to a countless number of beautiful locations around the lake that you may fish from, hike around, or simply stop to enjoy the view.  If you see something from the air mid trip that you would like to stop and investigate further or simply wish to get out and stretch your legs; let your pilot know. As long as it is safe to do so your pilot will land and beach the aircraft where you direct; you may have just found yourself the perfect fishing hole.

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 throughout each flight.    Each guest will have ample room and their own 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 flight.  Our pilots will be more than happy to answer all of your questions about their craft and the region they call home.

Included with your private charter is a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and lunch for the day.  We will also supply all of the camp equipment and toiletries suitable and required for the day.  Camp equipment will include items for you to prepare a fresh fish fry if you wish. If you are travelling without fishing gear we would be more than happy to supply you with appropriate fishing rod, reel and tackle for each guest.  Guests should bring fishing licenses, camera, appropriate clothing for the day, rain/wind jacket, suitable foot wear, Sun Tan Lotion, hat, insect repellent, any personal medications, and any personal beverages and snacks that you wish.     

TOUR DURATION:  

Approximately 10 hours.

TOUR CAPACITY:

1-4 People

[Maximum 4 passengers and total combined payload weight (people, luggage, gear) of 408kg (900 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,
-Personal beverages & snacks if you wish.

WHAT WE PROVIDE WITH TOUR:

-All DHC-2 flights sold with charter,
-Selection of onboard snacks, lunch and beverages,
-Basic camp equipment and toiletries suitable for the site(s) and day,
-*Fishing gear for guests with licenses who wish to fish, self-guided during the 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 within the Northwest Territories.

TOUR RATE:

Tour sold as a Private Aircraft Charter for your group.  DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane based from Yellowknife, NWT -   $5,000.00, 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 - $1,250.00 ea.,
-3 passengers - $1,666.67 ea.,
-2 passengers - $2,500.00 ea.,
-1 passenger - $5,000.00.

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.