Good food, good company, good paddling; good everything. Just challenging enough for first time “river” paddlers. We highly recommend the Big Salmon River canoe trip. Our guide/owner, Dustin was flexible to our needs, like extra stops for a warm fire on a cold or rainy day, fresh caught Artic Grayling for dinner or reading us “Yukon tales” around the fire before bed; all this along with some great weather and great scenery in a special part of Canada. We highly recommend Cabin Fever Adventures to organize your Yukon adventure.
Keith and Peggy – Oakville, Canada
After paddling for 25 years in Northern Saskatchewan, we experienced the 'trip of a lifetime'. This was much more than just a trip; it was an intense life experience that provided an opportunity to be a part of a remote northern wilderness watershed, that continues to need active protection. Inspiring mountain vistas surrounded us daily from above treeline on the Snake River to the confluence with the mighty Peel River. Thrilling days of whitewater, rock dodging, log jams and fast water were interspersed with grizzly and caribou sightings, wolf tracks and optional hikes.
Each day as we pulled ashore, filled with joy from the accomplishments of the day, we were invited to a time of rest, reflection and healthy, organic meals prepared by our competent chef/guide in a cozy tarped kitchen or beside the campfire.
We were filled with a sense of the awe and mystery of the place and the people who had walked there before us. We shared gentle conversation and quiet moments under the night sky before tucking into our tents and warm sleeping bags at the end of each day.
Dawn and Terry - Saskatchewan, Canada
A fantastic Yukon experience! Thanks so much for putting it all together. Not knowing much at all about the Yukon, but having a taste for adventure, we worked with Cabin Fever on a customized one of a kind experience - awesome cross country mountain biking around Whitehorse and at Montana Mountain, followed by some remote biking into beautiful and rugged Kluane Lake for a few days, and finishing off with a visit to Muktuk Kennels. Cabin Fever took care of all of our arrangements and the whole trip came together perfectly. Dustin's guidance and support (and his company!) were great at Kluane - not sure we can ever go back to freeze dried camping food after that cooking! And visiting with Frank Turner at Muktuk was certainly a highlight as well. We are already talking about another trip North sometime and would certainly go back to Cabin Fever for trip planning and support. Thanks again for a really memorable trip!
David - Vancouver, Canada
We wish you the best for this New Year, a good health for you and your family, a lot of pleasure working and shearing adventures with your clients, a lot of good memories like we have always having a look on the pictures taken during our canoe trip with you....It is definitivly our best travel altougether with you, into the wild, challenging and peacefull at the same time....free, and well guided at the same time, like we like to travel, going back to nature roots, when you have to organize the life and count on yourself.... A time out of the time, nowadays and like in the past, when you have to adapt yourself to the nature and not the contrary...Time to laugh, time to think, time to prepare and share a healthy food, time to talk, time to sleep....Real holidays....
Difficult to find something better, when a so good trip make you still dreaming year after year....
Our best souvenir to you and Jean-Fred.
Hagenmuller Family - Chamonix, France
Wow! Cabin Fever Adventures really came through for my family last summer. In only a few quick emails they proposed a plan for a custom trip to suit my dream of returning to the south end of Atlin Lake to show my teen age kids a place I knew when I was their age. The Cabin Fever team communicated clearly and then they showed how much they believe in doing what they promise. We saw the results of careful planning and preparation. Dustin Davis, owner, has a sense for adventure. He puts a value on staying flexible in order to take advantage of opportunities for fun and to provide for the greatest margin of safety. Dustin is a former Great Lakes canoe guide. I was impressed by the competency he showed handling the boat on rough water. We felt safe bushwhacking off-trail as well. He showed a great sense of responsibility for our welfare. We appreciated his easy-going style coupled with seriousness, according to the moment. I liked his strong personal integrity and business ethics. He demonstrated an intelligence and consideration for the environment along with leadership that made us feel very comfortable. I would go out of my way to seek out Cabin Fever Adventures in the future.
Allen Organick - Shreveport, Louisiana
Robert Postma is a photographer who shares his extraordinary skills with all photographers in a workshop. He can answer just about any photographic question you could possibly ask with the exception of "what is the weather going to be like tomorrow." I have had the pleasure of being in the Yukon Territories twice with Robert and my skill as a photographer has increased several fold. Because Robert has lived in the Yukon for 13 years he knows exactly where to go and equally important WHEN to be at a specific location.
Equally important to a photographic adventure in the Yukon is Cabin Fever's attention to every detail. Dustin's 16 years of wilderness guide work allows him to specifically prepare for every adventure and at every level ranging from equipment, food to safety. He literally leaves no stone untouched. The food was fantastic and far far better than your wildest dream for a camping adventure.
The combination of Robert and Cabin Fever Adventures is in every way a win-win combination and I would highly recommend an adventure with them.
Joann Eland - USA
Our experience in using Dustin and his staff from Cabin Fever Adventures, was the full deal! He assisted in our planning of our Yukon itinery and had everything booked and ready for when we arrived. We took 15 of our 4-H club members and their families, rangeing in ages from 8 to 60, from Lacombe, Alberta for our Yukon adventure. The activities were suitable for all ages of our group and the schedule was perfect. We had an action packed 4 days of events ranging from a personal tour of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to hiking on the Carcross desert and a train trip on the White Pass Railway too. He even added in extra tours of the fish ladders which was very interesting and educational as well. It was a trip of a lifetime with every adventure memorable and the scenery was breathtaking. Dustin and his staff provided excellent meals with plenty of healthy food to eat daily as well as great camping at a local tenting campsite. We will hopefully return again to the beautiful north - maybe next time in the winter for different experiences with Cabin Fever Adventures!
4-H Youth Club - Lancombe, Alberta
Our Cabin Fever Adventures experience was outstanding. They designed a custom canoe trip for nine family members that included a float plane trip to the glaciers. The organization was impeccable, guides talented, the nature outstanding and the food, second to none in the backcountry. Highly recommended if you are looking for a first-class treatment
Ross Chafe - British Colombia
The Teslin-Yukon canoe journey far surpassed our expectations. We paddled through varied, beautiful country, along a route rich in fur trading and gold rush historical sites. We saw moose and bear, golden and bald eagles, and sandhill cranes migrating. Our guide, Clara, was an enthusiastic teacher and an inspired cook. Under her guidance we became a team of friends traveling down the river. We would certainly travel with Cabin Fever Adventures again!!
Mike Tobin and Jenny Pursell - Juneau, Alaska
We are a couple from Germany. It was our first time in the Yukon and it was great! One reason for this was that we did a one-day ( 6 hour) canoe trip with our guide Dustin this September.
The organization was excellent! Dustin picked us up at our hotel in the morning, already with all the equipment on board. We started our trip on the Yukon with a short introduction on canoeing - we got a grip on it immediately!
Now we were heading on a 5 hour tour on the Yukon through untouched wilderness and beautiful nature. We were gliding silently on the river and saw bald eagles, salmon and even bear tracks close to the water's edge. After a rich and healthy picnic (Dustin supplied us with everything we needed including delightful fully organic food!) we did a further stop to visit Canyon City before we dived into the rapids of the Miles Canyon with our canoe.
It was an awesome experience we will never forget!
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Diesen September waren wir das erste Mal gemeinsam im Yukon Territory. Es war großartig! Ein Grund hierfür ist unse 6-stündige Kanu-Tour auf dem Yukon mit unserem Guide Dustin.
Die Organisation des Trips war hervorragend! Dustin hat uns morgens in unserem Hotel abgeholt. Danach ging es direkt zum Einstiegspunkt unserer Tour. Nach einer kurzen Einführung paddelten wir direkt los.
Nun befanden wir uns auf einer 5-Stunden Tour durch unberührte und wunderschöne Natur. Wir glitten über das Wassen und sahen Weißkopfadler, Lachse und sogar die Spur eines Bären am Ufer. Nach einem reichhaltigen und gesunden Picknik (Dustin war voll ausgerüstet mit Camping Equipment und leckerem Essen) machten wir einen weiteren Stop in Canyon City bevor wir uns mit unseren Kanus in die Stromschnellen des Miles Canyon stürzten.
Es war ein rundum gelunger Tag, den wir nicht vergessen werden!
Anja & Florian - Germany
I booked the Bove Island Tour when my parents came to the Yukon for a visit in the month of June. My parents, three other friends and I who live in the Yukon had a very special day together - my friends and I all do backcountry trips where we do all the preparation, packing the gear and food and then also have to do the clean-up - it was such a treat to be guided and just enjoy being with each other in a beautiful place. It was also a perfect thing to do with my parents; they are in their late 60s and 70s and this was the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure for them. We were able to access a place off the beaten path without having to hike for days to get there; while our lunch was being prepared we did a hike around the island where we could enjoy the views of the mountains, and see the tiny flowers that show their faces in June. We also saw sheep on Nares Mountain and one of the southern-lakes caribou running along the shore. This was a great way to spend a day with friends and family.
Dana Jennejohn - Whitehorse, Yukon
CHILKOOT TRAIL HIKE
The Chilkoot Trail should be on all backpackers list to do at some point in their life for its outstanding beauty and historical significance. It had been a longtime ambition of mine to retrace the steps of the 1890’s Klondike gold rush prospectors. Old photos and stories of the miners heading over the Chilkoot Pass like a stream of ants had always fascinated me.
Although I was a seasoned backpacker I did not particularly wish to hike the trail alone and therefore looked at some of the outfitters operating in the Yukon area. After a conversation with Dustin Davis of “Cabin Fever Adventures” I felt comfortable that they were knowledgeable and had their act together. I therefore signed on to join one of their hiking parties.
I feel hiking should allow the freedom to soak up the scenery, feel the remoteness, delve into the history but also compliment these with the social aspects of a small group to share the experience and meals with and I was not disappointed.
The six day trip was well planned out and the night’s camps just fitted my hiking stride with time to explore and investigate many of the historical artifacts along the way. There is not much that can beat the view from your sleeping bag on the final day of the hike looking down the length of Lake Bennett – it is spectacular. The icing on the cake comes at the end when you ride the renowned White Pass railway back to Carcross.
We had a good group of fellow hikers and together with our guide; Brook, offered the right amount of companionship throughout the hike. For me it was a relief not having to organize the meals and cooking. The menu was outstanding, just what was needed to feed hungry hikers at the end of the day.
I can certainly recommend “Cabin Fever Adventures” to be able to provide a professional and enjoyable experience.
Ivor Hughes - Vermont, USA
YUKON RIVER SELF-GUIDED VOYAGEUR CANOE PACKAGE
Although our trip has long past, our memories of it are still quite vivid. It was an amazing adventure of which we are most definitely thankful for Cabin Fever Adventure's personalized service for our family. From the time of booking we were very confident with the service we were going to be provided as contact was timely and very informative. Questions we had were answered and this made planning very easy. Upon our arrival on the day of departure we were warmly greeted and assisted with making sure we had all that we needed for the trip. Although our first impression of the canoe was a surprise, the boat was the most amazing canoe for a family trip down the Teslin and Yukon River...tough, sturdy and perfect for all the family gear. The ability to not worry about hauling our own equipment, having a secure place to leave our vehicle, not having to worry about getting to our starting location and having a friendly face to pick us up in Dawson made for the most relaxed outdoor adventure we have had. The service that Dustin and his family provided made planning and executing our trip worry free. We certainly enjoyed our shuttle rides and appreciated all that Cabin Fever Adventures did to make our vacation memorable. We would highly recommend Cabin Fever Adventure's self-guided services and rentals.
Thanks for being part of our vacation memories!
The Munro Family - British Columbia, Canada
SNAFU LAKE PADDLE FISHING CANOE TRIP
There was nothing snafu’d about this brilliant four day fishing trip with Cabin Fever. From picking me up in downtown Whitehorse, making sure I was outfitted correctly and finally showing me how to unhook my first snapper, guides Eliel and Clara were a pleasure to travel with and made this long-waited for adventure a real dream.
The location of the Snafu Lakes was perfect for our fishing trip. Miles of smaller lakes linked together offered some great, quiet and calm spots for Eliel to teach me more than I would have thought possible in four days, with plenty of time left over for some canoeing, relaxing, wandering and of course time spent around a quiet campfire. Eliel and Clara’s aptitude as both guides and teachers was matched by their cooking abilities and every meal was a pleasure (note there was plenty to eat besides fish!). The lakes were plentiful with fish that were so big they had to be released, but provided plenty of excitement along the way, and there were more than a few caught which made some of the freshest eating possible.
As a total novice in all things woodsman, this was a perfect getaway. My eagerness to learn was more than matched by the guides knowledge and abilities.
I hope this will be the first of many Cabin Fever Adventures for me.
Michael Tasker - Australia