We ensure our ability to deliver great trips by owning two de Havilland Beavers on floats, one spectacular newly rebuilt Beaver on tundra tires, and one Turbine Otter on amphibious floats . Getting you to great places is what we do best.
Our Beavers 2297R, 95RC, the wheel equipped beaver, 420RC, and the Otter 205RC, have all been stripped down to bare metal and completely restored to a like new condition. We are confident that no other lodge has planes quite so spectacular. With the only heated hanger in King Salmon, our planes are kept immaculate and maintained to the highest standards; safety is our commitment to you. A key component to the success of your trip is that there is a seat in a plane for you each and every day. With four airplanes we are unbeatable.
Originally known as the “King Beaver” the Otter is based on the same principles, but larger in size, than our three Beavers. Our Otter is one of 26 planes in the world retrofitted with a 1000hp Garret Turbine engine to increase performance and range. Set up to fly with instruments, there is no safer way to get around Alaska. Fast and safe we blow by our competition.
Two Beavers on Floats
We own two de Havilland DHC-2 Beavers on floats, probably the most famous bush planes in the world. “Cherry” is often the word used to describe our planes. Perfect for groups of 4 guests and 2 guides, you will fly in style and comfort with RCL.
This plane is a true joy to own and fly. Having a tundra tire equipped Beaver in our arsenal opens up territory simply not available otherwise. Imagine strolling in a small clear river where 5-pound Dolly Varden or chrome Silver Salmon jump on your line every cast. Landing on the gravel bar ten feet away you know the fish are ready because we just flew over them.