AIR IVANHOE LIMITED
INFORMATION PACKAGE FOR NEMEGOSENDA LAKE LODGE HOUSEKEEPING PLAN GUESTS!
REVISED APRIL 1, 2015
PACKAGE INFORMATION & EXAMPLE PRICING: We operate Nemegosenda on a 4 or 7-Day package. Our 7-Day package is Saturday to Saturday. We expect parties to be available for 7 AM on day of departure to and from the lodge, unless other arrangements have been made. The minimum party size is 4 persons. Children’s rates are posted under the general information guide.
As an example if a party of 4 is on a 7-Day Housekeeping Plan trip starting Saturday AM and ending Saturday AM then the price as per the brochure is $980 Canadian. Once we add taxes to this of 13% to these rates and this would give us a base price in Canadian of $1107 Canadian. We would also charge for overnight accommodations, and fishing license if needed. With an overnight at $45 + tax and a 8 Day Basic License with outdoors card the rate would go to around $$1220 Canadian.
US CONVERSION RATE: The rate of exchange has been fluctuating and is 21+% over the Canadian $ with this revision. Which means for US Customers that if pricing were at $1220 Canadian, the US $ would be $1010 US
You can check more current daily rates at HTTP://www.oanda.com
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: If an emergency happens while you are in 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.
GARBAGE: Please bring adequate garbage bags of a good quality to fly out your trash. Please bring out all plastic/glass/tinfoil etc. so we can dispose of at a dumpsite. Canadian beer cans and bottles should be returned to their original containers and should be kept dry.
WEIGHT LIMIT: 100 LBS PER PERSON. This includes food, personal gear, liquids including beer/soda/water etc. Overweight is usually in the form of liquids and food. Rates for 2015 are .75 Canadian per pound for extra gear. We will try weather permitting to fly your overloads in the same day and most of the time it is within a few hours. When you depart from the bush we will try and bring out left over food and liquids, however if the aircraft is full, we reserve the right to leave them at the outpost cottage. Excess baggage in the form of extra pop, food, water, will not be flown out and you will not be reimbursed for the loss of these items. (Understand it is not cost effective to fly a charter flight to retrieve 2 cases of pop back to Ivanhoe.) We do have a number of groups that are within the 100 lbs. and do not pay overweight charges and then we have parties that are overweight by huge amounts. 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.
FLYING WEATHER: We fly under a license called VFR, (Visual Flight Rules.) If you cannot see the end of the lake and or there is fog hanging on the trees, the chances of us flying are poor. All you can do if you are waiting is be patient, and cook yourself 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 32 Safe years and plan on maintaining our record. 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 harms 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 boats are out of the way of the approach to the dock. 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 PROPELLOR”. Since we have a phone in the main lodge, the staff can give you updates on the status of the aircraft.
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 less than 8 ft. We recommend that clothing is placed in duffel bags, however groups are now bringing plastic tubs for everything. This is fine however if these tubs are identical they are usually stackable for the trip out and can help with the aircraft on the load out. ABSOLUTLY A NO NO FOR FLYING: PEPPER/BEAR SPRAY, 12 VOLT BATTERIES (THEY LEAK AND CAUSE MAJOR ISSUES). It is illegal to bring pepper/bear spray into
Canada, and a leak of the pepper spray in the aircraft could cause an aircraft accident.
WHAT TO BRING: For a great vacation! Food, your PFD if you wear one while in a boat/if not we supply an adult key hole approved vest), towels and dish towels, flashlight, insect repellant, garbage bags, kitchen cleaners (dish soap/scrub pads/oven cleaner, etc.) toilet paper, first aid kit, camera, matches/lighter, rain gear, rubbing alcohol (for bites), mosquito coils, light colored clothing and head nets for the bug season. Most parties over pack and bring 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. If each person can hold their weight less than 100 lbs. of personal gear, then the overload if any will be food and liquids. 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.
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 American plan 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 check the status of your boat & motor with the dockhands. Once you have been familiarized with the operations of the boats and motors, then it’s 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, everything moves easier and staff are able to talk fishing, and more.
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 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 them. The minimum cost for this service is $500 per flight.
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 have filtered water at the lodge, and we also supply purified water for drinking.
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.
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 & 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.