The lodge has high speed internet and WIFI available for guests. In addition, long distance phone calls are included in your package price.
Mike’s cell phone number is 902-830-1643. However, for most of the summer, he will be in Labrador in areas where there is no cell coverage. Email is usually available and his email address is email@example.com.
If you are in need of assistance, probably the best thing you can do is email Ann Crosby as she can usually find Mike. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lodge provides fruit juices with breakfast, and water, tea and coffee all day. Alcoholic beverages and mix are not provided. We have provided a downloadable form that you can use to place orders or you can bring your own liquor with you as part of your 50 pounds of baggage. Please fill out the order form and return it to us at least 30 days prior to your trip.
We will have the order picked up and delivered to the lodge before your arrival. When you place your order, please make sure to check the Newfoundland Liquor Store Website for Goose Bay http://www.nlliquor.com/ to make sure that your selection is available. Please supply a second choice in case what you’ve selected is not available.
You will be charged the store price plus a 10 percent handling fee for all orders.
Please note that emails and phone calls will not work for liquor orders, there is too much room for error. The form is the only acceptable order format.
This past season the Lodge installed a UV filter and reverse osmosis system to provide drinking water for our guests. We also have individual water carriers that you can take in your canoe. It is our effort to try to be more environmentally responsible. Bottled water works out to be more expensive than gasoline by the time we get it to the camp and then we need to deal with the empties. If you absolutely have to have bottled water, please order as part of your mix order and we will get it to the Lodge for you.
The camp will supply evening snacks during your stay, however, if you would like additional snacks, please provide details on the downloadable form and we will get them for you, based on availability in Goose Bay, and will charge you accordingly.
Fishing licenses are provided as part of your package and are available at the Lodge. The Newfoundland Government requires that we ask for ID when issuing licenses so please make sure that you have it available.
Tipping is a personal matter, however it is one of the first questions people ask when looking for details on their trip. These comments are then given only as a matter of direction which you can choose to follow or not. It’s also important to remember that tipping should be based on service and that only you can be the judge of that.
For guides, we might suggest that an average tip would be about $50-$75 per day/ per guide/ per man. That would mean that the average would be say $60 per day for 7 days or about $400 per man. If you wanted to look at it in terms of a percentage, that would be about 6-7 percent of your trip price. Again, this is only a suggestion.
For kitchen staff, it’s a little more complicated as it is split between the entire camp. We have two kitchen staff and, like our guides, they work long hours. If each of the guests in camp left a $75 – $100 tip, that would create a pool of $750 – $1000 to be split between the two cooks. Just a thought.
Please take the time to download and review our lodge policies.