Our office staff has over 30 years combined experience on the river – we know the trip you’re taking, we know backcountry flying, and we can help you plan. Whether it’s by dropping some coolers at Indian Creek to lighten the loads off the top, or flying the whole group into an airstrip to avoid high water chaos or low water rocks, we’re here to make your trip just that much better. We’ve been flying some of you for decades, and we’re happy to be doing so again in 2017.
We’ve put this page together to help give you some starting information, but the best bet is to give us a call. Private trips vary quite a bit, and once we talk to you, we’ll have a better idea of the best way to help out your particular trip.
Something to keep in mind while considering flights: unless you have other arrangements, you’ll need to pay to have your vehicles shuttled. Depending on the number of vehicles being shuttled, many private boaters have found that flying out of Salmon can save money, as shuttles from Salmon to Cache Bar are cheaper than from Stanley. And if you get to Salmon a day early, you can shuttle your own vehicles, eliminating the shuttle cost all together.
Gem Air Planes
|Cessna 206||Britten Norman Islander||Cessna Caravan|
|Maximum Passenger Load*||4||9||9|
|Maximum Weight Load*||1000lbs||1600+lbs||2600+lbs|
Note that these are not our prices. We’ve collected information from two great shuttle companies, and are listing that pricing below. If you are interested in hiring either of them, give them a call (contact info below).
|Route||River Shuttles||Blackadar Boating|
|Boundary Creek to Cache Bar||$250||$300|
|Boundary Creek to Salmon||$185||$225|
|Stanley to Cache Bar||$235||$275|
|Stanley to Salmon||$115||$150|
|Salmon to Cache Bar||$110||$125|