Home   |  Message Board   |  Information   |  Classifieds   |  Features   |  Video  |  Boat Reviews  |  Boat DIY
Most affordable fly-in outfitters in Ontario? - Page 2 - Walleye Message Central
Walleye Message Central

Go Back   Walleye Message Central > Canada Eh? > Canada

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 02-24-2020, 06:55 AM
forgop forgop is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 882
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adempsey2.0 View Post
Go to this site: https://fishingoutposts.com/listing-..._outpost_camp/

Click Price and select the single $. That lists everything <$1250.

Still populating the database though.

A few I am still working on adding:

https://www.nakinaoutpostcamps.com/
http://www.tenmilelakecamp.com/index.htm
https://www.thunderhook.com/ontario-...-lake-outpost/
https://www.twin-lakes-air.com/
https://www.vikingoutpost.com/
https://wenasagaoutposts.com/
https://whiteriverair.com/

There are also options to fly-in into a camp site. The outfitter provides boats. Definitely the cheapest option.

https://exc-adventures.com/
https://www.wilderness-air-escapes.com/
I didn't know of the above site to search for outfitters. Will give them all a look.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #12  
Old 02-24-2020, 07:08 AM
MrSimon MrSimon is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenmoore, PA
Posts: 873
Default

We found Boreal Forrest to be a fantastic bargain.

Sure, maybe you could find something a few hundred cheaper, but Jason and Sue run a great operation that you can trust, and the fishing is excellent.

If you really need to pinch pennies, most groups can dial the food/beverage budget way back and still be completely fine.

I know my group could EASILY cut $150 per person if we shopped smarter and didn't buy so much extra tackle that we don't need.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-24-2020, 07:46 AM
gordy28 gordy28 is offline
Keeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 323
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by forgop View Post
I didn't know of the above site to search for outfitters. Will give them all a look.

Thanks!
Adam's site is awesome!

Depending on when you want to go Dan at White River Air may be willing to work on price

We enjoyed our trips with him

Andrew
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-24-2020, 09:27 AM
MrSimon MrSimon is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenmoore, PA
Posts: 873
Default

I got to thinking, so I looked up numbers from our trip with Boreal last year.

5 Guys. 2,600 miles in a motor home (9 mpg).

$1,494 per person -- including gas (15%), outfitter(70%), tips(3%), food/beverages(9%), and tolls(2%).
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-24-2020, 10:28 AM
adempsey2.0's Avatar
adempsey2.0 adempsey2.0 is online now
Keeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 451
Default

Another point is that both White River Air and Leuenbergers both list rates in Canadian $.

A 7-day trip with WRA can be $825 USD and $700 USD with Leuenberger's.


Sent from my SM-A530W using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-24-2020, 10:29 AM
forgop forgop is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 882
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSimon View Post
We found Boreal Forrest to be a fantastic bargain.

Sure, maybe you could find something a few hundred cheaper, but Jason and Sue run a great operation that you can trust, and the fishing is excellent.

If you really need to pinch pennies, most groups can dial the food/beverage budget way back and still be completely fine.

I know my group could EASILY cut $150 per person if we shopped smarter and didn't buy so much extra tackle that we don't need.
I just emailed them. Of note, I like the Spot X because it would save me from activating my inReach that would be $100+ to activate for unlimited service for the week. I've got so much stuff gear/tackle I could lose quite a bit on each trip the next 5 years and still be good to go there.

I usually don't do anything extravagant with the meal planning as it's usually pancakes or eggs/sausage and I'll bring in something like pre-made chili or something from the smoker that I'll freeze and just heat and serve to cut down on preparation at camp and it's mostly potatoes with fish for hopefully 2 meals/day. The beer is staying in the budget as well. LOL

My small group size works against me for getting a better rate per person, but I just can't find people who want to give up their suburban lifestyle to do it. The guy who turned me onto these trips said he had no interest his first trip and refused to go after he got back from Vietnam, but the group said they'd pay for his spot and all the beer he could drink. He's been going every year since.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-24-2020, 07:31 PM
forgop forgop is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 882
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adempsey2.0 View Post
Another point is that both White River Air and Leuenbergers both list rates in Canadian $.

A 7-day trip with WRA can be $825 USD and $700 USD with Leuenberger's.


Sent from my SM-A530W using Tapatalk
Not with my group size unfortunately.

Heard back from Leuenbergers, MLO, Boreal Forest, 7 Lakes, and Air Dale. So far 7 Lakes and Air Dale are the top choices from a price standpoint. Even the cheapest options and figuring any discount for a kid is still $3k+ after taxes for 3.

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-25-2020, 05:58 AM
RichA$1970's Avatar
RichA$1970 RichA$1970 is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 539
Default

I would just be leery on some of those camps that are on small lakes under 500 acres
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-25-2020, 06:18 AM
MrSimon MrSimon is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenmoore, PA
Posts: 873
Default

Honestly, if your budget is less than $1000 per person, you might want to just do a drive-in. They are less than half the price and you'll likely have a much nicer cabin, better boats, and a larger lake to explore.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-25-2020, 07:37 AM
adempsey2.0's Avatar
adempsey2.0 adempsey2.0 is online now
Keeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 451
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSimon View Post
Honestly, if your budget is less than $1000 per person, you might want to just do a drive-in. They are less than half the price and you'll likely have a much nicer cabin, better boats, and a larger lake to explore.
A fly'in lodge works too because the flights would be full, effectively making the group size less relevant. Many have cabins for groups of 2 or 3 as well.

For example, Waltons Kay Vee Lodge on Nagagami is $1055 CDN/person with no minimum required. Children <16 are also 1/2 price in July and August.

Kaby Kabins on Kabinakagami is $1145 CDN/person. Children 14 and under are 50% off with 2 adults. Not sure if 15+ counts as an adult, but it technically should sine you are paying a full fare.

Watsons Windy Point Lodge on Kabinakagami is also reasonable. Especially with kids.

Of course, there are certainly places you can drive-to that charge $1000 or less per week for the cabin.

Sent from my SM-A530W using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.