While private jets are a business tool, enabling you to get more done faster, that same efficiency translates to vacations, enabling you to still get things done in privacy and also see more in less time. In this Special Report, we provide an itinerary that Entrée Destinations created specifically for a customer with a private jet who wanted to get the best of British Columbia and Alaska but only had a week to take it all in.
This one-week adventure uses your private jet, seaplanes, and helicopters to cover ground that would normally take twice as long, so you can get the maximum experience and still not take too much time away from your schedule. Of course, you can stay longer if you want.
Fly in on your private jet to Port Hardy, British Columbia and transfer by seaplane transfer to Nimmo Bay, Port McNeil. You’ll begin a three-night stay at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, including all meals, house alcohol, wine, and beer, and staff gratuities are included during your stay.
Located in the southern Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is a world-class adventure destination. Accessible by air only, the intimate, family-owned-and-operated resort comprises of nine luxurious guest cabins tucked away at the base of 5,000 feet Mount Stephens.
Running through the heart of the resort is a cascading waterfall supplying both clean drinking water and green energy. Each cabin offers stunning wilderness views in a tranquil setting and comes equipped with an extensive selection of amenities and services to ensure guests’ ultimate comfort and relaxation.
Other resort amenities include a floating fire dock, a comprehensive games room, gift shop, two outdoor cedar hot tubs and rainforest rain shower, massage treatments, a full- service bar and cigar lounge, and dining room featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine.
Days Two and Three
Start with a private helicopter day trip and get a birdseye view of the 50,000 square miles of extraordinary wilderness. Your guides will take you to 10,000-year-old glaciers, mountain tops, old growth forests, white sand beaches, waterfalls, pristine lakes, remote islands, hot springs, isolated rivers, and cultural museums.
At each location you may find yourself heli-hiking, swimming, rafting, drifting, fishing, learning, playing, taking photos, or wildlife viewing. This adventure is tailored to your specific desires, and the possibilities are endless.
Take a seaplane transfer from Nimmo Bay to Port Hardy and then fly privately to Anchorage where there will be a private transfer to Lake Hood and a seaplane flight to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, about 40-minutes.
You’ll have the option of a deluxe guest room or your own cabin. All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included during your stay.
Located in the heart of the Alaska Tordrillo Rang on the banks of the Talachulitna River and Judd Lake, it is within view of two 11,000-foot volcanoes and Denali, North America’s tallest peak at 20,320 feet.
A blend of posh amenities and rustic Alaskan architecture, this 5,600-foot log structure has walls of windows and three large cedar decks that overlook Judd Lake and the Alaska Range.
In addition to the deluxe guest rooms, the family room and grand living room offer a cozy atmosphere for fireside chats, reading, or relaxing with a glass of hand-selected wine from the 500-bottle cellar.
Other features include a lakeside, wood-fired hot tub and sauna, exercise room, media and music library, WiFi, and gourmet cuisine served in an intimate setting.
Days Five and Six
During your stay at the lodge, you will have the choice of selecting two of the following helicopter adventures, or better yet stay longer and do more!
Prepare to cast your fishing rod and reel and explore the best fishing holes in the Tordrillo Mountains! The mountains are home to many rivers and streams, which serve as sanctuaries to a variety of freshwater species.
Aboard a helicopter, it will only take a few minutes to reach some of the richest fishing holes in this remote area of Alaska. And thanks to the access granted by helicopter fishing, competition with other anglers for all five species of Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic char, and grayling is rare. The lodge’s guides pride themselves in staking territory that is so remote, that without their inside knowledge these locations are impossible to find.
You shouldn’t have to work hard for a beautiful view, which is why heli-hiking is such a perfect option. From Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, you are whisked away to the nearby mountain environments that offer hikes otherwise inaccessible without a helicopter.
Opportunities range from exploring wide-open meadows of wildflowers to those that cover several miles and include aggressive vertical gain. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, you may choose a full day hike, or explore several areas offering varied landscapes and panoramic views of the world. If it’s glaciers you desire, you can explore some of the biggest glaciers in all of Alaska with crampons and ropes and discover moulins, ice caves, and crevasses.
Located moments from some of the best river country in North America, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the perfect jumping off point for epic Alaska river trips.
Many of the nearby rivers can be accessed by helicopter, and full-day whitewater Alaska river trip floats on the Talachulitna River or Coal Creek are an easy flight to the best section of the river. All gear is provided for a warm and comfortable Alaska whitewater experience. Your expert guides can navigate your boat through class 3-4 whitewater and mix it up with a little fishing to top things off.
Transfer by seaplane and land back to Anchorage Airport to fly out.