Due to the great demand for our flyin trips, early reservations are advisable so you can get your specific dates set. With a large percentage of our guests rebooking for the following year we have waiting lists for many of our camps. When openings arise we give those on the list first opportunity to send deposits to secure dates. When requesting reservations, please use our reservation forms. A $300.00 deposit is required within 10 days of booking your trip. Deposits are not refundable. If for some reason someone in the party cannot go on the trip, their deposit is transferable to someone else who joins the party. If the entire party has to cancel their trip, we will not refund the deposit. However, you can reschedule your trip to available open dates later or earlier in the season. If there is anything you do not understand please write, e-mail or call us and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions. If there is anything we can do to help make your trip a little more pleasurable please don’t hesitate to ask.
We have the right to charge a fuel surcharge. This statement will be found beneath all our prices and on your confirmation letter. Our business heavily relies on the use of fuel: Avgas, boat gas and propane. Canada recognizes it has a special environment and they protect it zealously but there is a cost to having a pristine place to come and fish.
Canadian and US fuel rates are completely different, mainly due to taxes. Canada seems to want to protect its environment through what we see as over regulation. Canada is a huge country with a small scattered population. The cost of distribution is astronomical. We use Avgas in our aircraft and our aviation prices are based on not wanting to produce Avgas because of the small volume and huge expense to produce it.
The outboard gas we use is the expensive, premium, non-ethanol fuel for our outboard motors so they run trouble free for our guests. The cost of getting the fuel to our camps in the bush, as well as the handling and storing of the fuel is very expensive as is our losses.
Don’t forget about the propane and transportation of propane for our BBQ grills, fish cookers, refrigerators, stoves and freezers!
With the amount of fuel that each guest consumes, knowingly or not, we have come to the conclusion that the best way to control our rates in this type of unknown fuel cost environment is to adjust our fuel surcharge annually and not change our rates.
The bottom line is that we pay attention to our business so we can make sure to provide a happy experience to our customers and so that we can make a decent profit that will encourage us to remain in business so that we can continue to provide you with a place that you will want to come back to each season to enjoy our fabulous fishing and our true wilderness experience.
If you and your party want to return to Amik Outposts for another trip, we are happy to have you back. The majority of our guests are repeat customers. If you make a booking for the following year we will need to receive your full deposit within 2 weeks. Please call once you have mailed your deposit so we know when to expect it and so we don’t book someone else in the date you want. Please do not expect us to hold dates for an indefinite length of time.
For those guests who are departing for their outpost trips in the early morning, you will need to be at our base in Red Lake no later than 7:00 p.m. the evening before your trip for weigh in and orientation. Please arrive at our base BEFORE you check into your motel. It is imperative once you have made your motel reservations that you fax or e-mail your confirmation to us.
At Amik Outposts we will have frozen minnows for sale at our base. We will also be able to pick up any live bait for parties that are flying into Red Lake. Again, please order bait from us at least one month prior to your trip. LIVE MINNOWS are not allowed to be used at any of our North Camps.