AIR IVANHOE LIMITED
INFORMATION PACKAGE FOR NEMEGOSENDA LAKE LODGE AMERICAN PLAN GUESTS!
REVISED APRIL 1, 2015
PACKAGE INFORMATION & EXAMPLE PRICING: We operate Nemegosenda on 3, 4 or 7 Day packages. Our 3 Day Package starts on Wednesday to Saturday /Our 4 Day package start on Saturday to Wednesday & our 7 Day package is Saturday to Saturday. We expect parties to be available for 7AM on days of departure to and from the lodge, unless other arrangements have been made. The minimum party size is 2 persons. Childrenís rates are posted under the general information guide under Childrenís Rates 2015.
As an example if a party of 4 is on a 4-Day American Plan trip starting Saturday AM and ending Wednesday AM then the price as per the brochure is $1200 Canadian. Once we add taxes to this of 13% to these rates and this would give us a base price in Canadian of $1356 Canadian. We would also charge for overnight accommodations (prior to your trip), and fishing license if needed. With an overnight At $51.00 (includes taxes) and a $65.00 (8 Day Basic License the rate would go to $1475 Canadian. As an added value for 2015 we include all your bottled water needs, your soft drinks, and cube ice during your stay.
US CONVERSION RATE: The rate of exchange has been fluctuating and is at par with this revision. Which means for US Customers that if pricing were at $1475 Canadian FOR a 4 Day American Plan Package and the US $ was 21% higher the rate would be $1220 US. The US Dollar can move up or down and rates are close but this gives you an idea for the exchange in 2015.
You can check more current daily rates at HTTP://www.oanda.com
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: If an emergency happens while you are at the lodge, we do have a telephone and can communicate with the outside world. If the emergency happens at home and people need to contact you then the phone # at Nemegosenda Lake Lodge is 1-705-864-1339. This phone is a party phone and is used by other businesses, so customers can utilize it, however we recommend it be used sparingly unless it is an emergency. The phone is in the main lodge and there are times when no one is in the main lodge. The best time to communicate to the lodge is meal times, if you have to get in touch with someone at the lodge. If an emergency happens after dark, we will have to wait until daylight to attempt a flight in. If you are in a boat, then tight circles, are a sign of distress and if an aircraft sees them, they generally will land.
FLY IN-MOVE IN DAY: When you arrive at your destination, please check the cabin for cleanliness. If it is clean then you can start the move in process. If the cabin is not cleaned when you arrive then find a clean spot in the porch or corner of the cabin and stack your gear. Our changeover days are hectic and on a fly in location parties are coming and going at the same time, so it is difficult to have everything clean and ready for your arrival. Our staff will help you with your gear and also will be cleaning cabins/boats & motors, or cooking breakfast for departing and arriving guests as well as making lunches to go for the arriving guests. This is a hectic few hours and our best recommendation is on arrival ensure your gear is where it should be in your assigned cabin and if you have had breakfast at the main drive in lodge before arrival, check with your cook on your lunch to go, and if not have breakfast. Once the food issues are dealt with and they are aware of your lunch to go needs, check the status of your boat & motor with the dock hands. Once you have been familiarized with the operations of the boats and motors, then itís time to break out the tackle. Please do remember that this is a hectic time for all the staff and things will move a little slower on check in, so be patient. Once everyone has been fed, cabins cleaned, boats ready, things move slower and the staff are more than willing to yak fishing and general information.
FLY OUT-MOVE OUT DAY: On departure day, please have your gear (nice weather) on the deck or screened porch by 6.30 AM. If there is any equipment not working, please tell the staff, and we can fix the problem. At that time we recommend a hearty breakfast in the lodge. At around 7AM the aircraft will start to arrive and if you flew in first then you will fly out first. Generally this works with most parties, but if there is a situation that we recognize, we may move another party to fly first. It should all happen between 7AM-10AM regardless, but if we have groups that have an airline schedule out of Timmins, we may try to work with them first. Please bear with us and be patient. You should have noticed the week before that we are working as fast as we can to get you out of the bush, so you can start the journey home. Also please note that at least once a week someone will come up to us and tell us they have to come out first because they have a long drive home. First off everyone has a long drive home and if you would like to make arrangements to come out first, we will be happy to get up 1 hour earlier and go and get you. The minimum cost for this service is $500 per flight.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: We like to see coolers that will not go over 50 Quarts. Please note that you have to be able to lift the cooler to the pilot in the aircraft so if it weighs 200 lbs., then it is too heavy. Recommend that no 1 piece of equipment should be over 70 lbs. Please take all reels off rods and hooks too. If you could pack them in a tube for traveling this also works. We have seen tubes that look like a bazooka and these are difficult to load so perhaps a number of smaller tubes would be best. Try and keep tubes 8 ft. or less.
WHAT TO BRING: For a great vacation! Bring your PFD if you wear one while in a boat/if not we supply an adult key hole approved vest), flashlight, insect repellant, first aid kit, camera, matches/lighter, rain gear, light colored clothing and head nets for the bug season. Most parties over pack and have more than they need. We recommend that each individual have a small bag for medication (if necessary), and that they carry it with him or her, so they do not get separated from it. Also from personal experience groups seem to lack good raingear and under pack clothing in the spring and fall and over pack clothing in the summer. Try and bring 1 cooler for each 2 persons if this is possible.
WEIGHT LIMIT: This includes personal gear & beer etc. Rates for 2015 are .75 Canadian for extra gear. Most of our parties that are on an American Plan package have very little weight since everything is at the lodge that you will need, except personal clothing/tackle and alcohol. If you have an overload we will try weather permitting to fly your overloads in the same day and most of the time it is within a few hours. We have struggled with setting the weights higher and incorporating it into our pricing, however this would penalize the parties that are not overweight. We have set our prices very reasonable for fly in operations and in order to maintain our aircraft/pilots etc we DO charge for overweight.
WATER: The government will not test surface water in the province, so therefore there is no recommendation from the government or our company to drink the water from the lake, so therefore what are the options: We supply bottled water for lunches and have filtered water at the lodge.
SIGN OF A GOOD SPORTSMAN: A good sportsman will always abide by laws of the forest and fish and game act. Good sportsmen will treat all rental equipment as their own and if there are problems with the camp or equipment will let us know. They will also treat the animals and fish that they are not planning on consuming with due diligence on maintaining their ability to survive.
FLYING WEATHER: We fly under a license called VFR flight rules. This is denoted as Visual Flight Rules. If you cannot see the end of the lake and there is fog hanging on the trees, the chances of us flying are slim. We do find though that the camp you are located at is good weather and we have poor weather or vise versa. All you can do if you are waiting is be patient, and have some breakfast/play cards and above all know that the key on any vacation is safety. We have owned and operated this air service for 35 Safe years and plan on maintaining this type of service. The majority of accidents happen because of bad weather and since our pilots are professionals and would like to maintain an accident free history, they will not put themselves or you in harmís way. We can fly in fairly high winds and parties are quite surprised at times to see us at their location. Please give the pilot lots of room to dock the aircraft and ensure that you are out of the way. If the pilot requests assistance, please help otherwise stand back, since he will be using more power and the propeller is turning as he approaches the dock. Always use caution around an aircraft and NEVER TOUCH THE PROPELLORĒ. We have a phone in the lodge and will be communicating back and forth with the lodge, so they can inform you on flight status.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Wilderness recreation is not without risk. There are few or no roads penetrating the wilderness areas we operate in. All guests should be aware of inherent risks associated with a wilderness experience. Ex: operation of mechanical equipment including Boats & Motors/Walking & Hiking/Weather etc. It is your responsibility as a guest to ensure that you are participating in an appropriate fashion. There are few incidents in the wilderness but a disproportionate # of incidences are related to alcohol and bad weather (wind/lightning etc). Please note that we carry proper insurance for our aircraft.
We hope that these tips and helpful reminders will make your vacation a fantastic experience and that once is not enough, and you will be back.
We have also for the first time posted this information on the website and if there are ideas to add to this, please let us know.
George, Jeanne, Joel and Jenna Theriault and the more than 20 staff that help us make your dreams come true.
THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS INFORMATION ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED AS A LEGAL DOCUMENT.