Hi everyone. I hope this is the right place to post this.
A friend and I are heading to Alaska in September for some much needed R&R. We found an excellent price on flights and don't have a whole lot of money to burn on the trip. We found a cabin we're VERY interested in, and it's available all 7 days of our trip.. but the problem is, it's only accessible by float plane. I've been emailing and calling around to all the charter businesses I could find ranging from Anchorage to Moose Pass to Seward.. and the prices they want to charge are absolutely outrageous, anywhere between $1200 and $2200 for a less than 1-hour trip there, and pickup a few days later. I know a big portion of this is tourist premium.
So I got to thinking.. maybe a private pilot would be willing to take us out there, spend a day or two fishing with us, etc. We would of course pay for gas expenses, lodging and whatnot. Feasible? Who knows.. just something I've been rolling around in my head.
Question is.. how would we find people to ask about this? Are there other bush pilot communities out there where I could ask around? (that's how I landed at this forum)
Does anyone have any other suggestions? This is a trip of a lifetime for me, and I just want to make sure we have the best time we can, without having to sell organs to pay for it.
Any info/tips are appreciated. Thanks