ADVENTURES WITH US:

Dusey River Adventures owners - Dick and Jodie Prine - take pride in providing you with all of the comforts of home, coupled with a true wilderness fly in experience in the remote Canadian wilderness.

Contact Dick at: 715-205-4327 or send us an email.

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WHAT WE PROVIDE

Fly In Service

Dusey River Adventures coordinates your fly in with Nakina Air. The cost of this fly in service is included in your group rate. See our Gear Checklist for tips on packing right and packing light!  

Boats

  • Each outpost includes 14 foot aluminum V-Hull Lund boats to accommodate 2 guests per boat (based on cabin capacity) plus a 16 foot V-hull Lund boat that can accommodate 3 guests
  • Honda 4 stroke outboard motors
  • On board fuel tanks
  • Oars
  • Life jackets, boat seats, and boat cushions
  • Boat safety kits

Cabin w/Ammenities

  • Propane heat
  • Pressurized water system with an on-demand water heater
  • Honda 2000 inverter/generator
  • Fully equipped modern kitchen (pots/pans/utensils) with a propane cook stove and  an electric refrigerator
  • Beds, pillows, and all bedding 
  • Interior bathrooms with shower and composting toilet
  • Towels & cleaning supplies

Each group is provided a Satellite Phone (for emergency use only). 


WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

It's important that your group spend some time planning for your trip. Fly in outpost camps require especially careful planning, as each person is limited to 80 lbs of gear. To aid you in your planning, we're providing a printable PDF that offers up some things to consider when packing for a fly in adventure and it also serves as a checklist of recommended gear to help you and your group pack for your adventure:


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GETTING THERE

Getting to Nakina

Guests are responsible for transportation to and from Nakina, Ontario. For international travelers, please take the time to read the important information below, regarding visiting Canada.

The closest major airport to Nakina is Thunder Bay International Airport. Thunder Bay is a 4 hour drive to Nakina. Car rental is available from this airport.    

Driving distance from some major North American cities to Nakina:

  • Winnipeg, ON - 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Ottowa, ON - 13 hours, 15 minutes
  • Montreal, QC - 15 hours
  • Minneapolis, MN USA - 9 hours, 45 minutes
  • Chicago, IL USA - 14 hous, 40 minutes

    Nakina Air

    Dusey River Adventures utilizes Nakina Air Service for all of our fly in outposts. This fly in service is included in the group package. Nakina Air uses two de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbo Otters, one Turbo-prop Cessna Caravan, and a Cessna 185 Skywagon.

    Each guest is allowed a maximum of 80 pounds of gear. 

    Nakina Air Service
    450 Cordingley Lake Rd.
    Nakina, Ontario
    P0T 2H0

    Hotels (near Nakina)

    If you travel to the Nakina area from a distance, you will want to lodge nearby the night before your fly in date. Options are limited, so make your reservations as far in advance as you can. Nakina, Geraldton and Longlac all have some options but do fill up, especially in the summer months.


      Border Crossing Information For Our U.S. Customers:

      All non-Canadian travelers will be required to be in possession of a valid passport 

      Please remember you are entering a foreign country.  Please exercise good judgement and extend respect to the border patrol officer.  All travelers should remove hats and sunglasses, prior to border inspection points. We recommend that only the driver of the vehicle speak, unless passengers are asked a direct question.

      Non-resident hunters bringing firearms into Canada need to complete a Firearms Declaration Form and present the form and firearms to the border patrol at crossing. *DO NOT sign the form until the border patrol instructs you to do so. Handguns are not allowed in Canada. 

      DWI/DUI Record

      US Citizens who have a DWI/DUI on their record are advised to check current laws regarding entering Canada before booking your trip. Without prior arrangements you will not be allowed to travel into Canada.

      Please note that in late 2017 Canada enacted the strictest alcohol rules in North America.  If you have an open or unopened container of alcohol or any alcohol in your bloodstream while in a boat:

      1. You will be immediately arrested and flown back to Nakina at your expense

      2. You will lose your driver's license for 15 months--which all US. states and CA. provinces will honor

      3. You will be fined a minimum of $600

      4. You will have a 10 year criminal record and be on an alcohol offender list for your lifetime

      Floatplane check flights by the Ontario Provincial Police and conservation officers of the Ministry  of Natural Resources are occurring at both drive-to and fly-in camps very frequently. Your chances of being checked are very high. Please act responsibly and have your drink around a campfire or kitchen table at night

      Under 18 Years of Age

      All minor children traveling from the US into Canada without legal parent/guardian are required to have documentation clearly identifying the legal guardians of the minor, and include relevant contact information for one of both parents/guardians (cell phone included).


       
       

      CANADA BOATING & FISHING REGULATIONS:

      Canadian regulations for outdoor recreation are linked below. You will need to review each link and comply with all Canadian and Ontario regulations during your stay at Dusey River Adventures. To protect our own interests as an outfitter, we require verification of all of the documents you will need to boat, fish and hunt at our outposts.  

      You can complete all of the necessary paperwork online, before your stay with us. Non-resident hunters bringing firearms into Canada need to complete a Firearms Declaration Form and present the form and firearms to border patrol at crossing. *DO NOT sign the form until the border patrol instructs you to do so. Handguns are not allowed in Canada.

      Should you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us


       
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