(the experience) Fly in or Boat in


American Plans

Our Fly-In Service Package

plane and group leavingThis is the ultimate fishing package. The fly in trip will get your adrenaline started the moment you step foot in your charter float plane and it won’t stop until you are home again. You will be provided with your own deluxe cabin accommodation and delicious home style cooked meals in the main lodge. Each day, our experienced guides will have you out on the vast Manitou waters. Their expertise will maximize your success and adventures on the Manitou. Daily, the guides will prepare you a traditional, freshly caught shore lunch prepared on an open fire. There is also the option for a hearty sack lunch. There is always a hot pot of coffee ready and fresh cookies!

  • If you have any special diet needs, please let us know a time of booking so we can prepare.
  • The fly in portion of the rate is provided by a local charter company and is therefore subject to change without notice. There are weight restrictions for gear for each guest, ask us about details.

Our Boat-In Service Package

Just as complete as our fly in package described above; including our experienced guide service, delux lodging and delicious home cooking…however, the boat in package lets you unwind a little more slowly from your non-fishing life. Our boat in service picks you up (and returns you) at Esox Landing. We provide you with driving instructions to arrive at the rendezvous time. It is then approximately an hour boat ride through the Manitou Straights and up through most of Lower Manitou. A beautiful trip that will show you first hand the remoteness of the adventure ahead of you.

For More Information or to Receive Rates please Contact Us and we can send you a Personalized Rate Plan 

House Keeping

SONY DSCOur two most popular Housekeeping plans are either WE boat you in or YOU boat in directly.

Our perfect location on Lower Manitou AND the best lodging in the area makes our housekeeping packages the very best value for your fishing dollars!

Both plans offer you our deluxe cabins with screened in three season rooms, private docks and hook ups to charge your boats and electronics. Cabins have full kitchens with all the items needed to cater to the “foodies” in the group. There are also BBQs and a larger grill at the main lodge. We will provide you with detailed instructions to get to the Esox Landing, whether for boat taxi service or to launch your own boat.

Before finalizing your Housekeeping plan – consider one or two more items to significantly increase the value of your trip. First consider adding one or two days of guide service at the beginning of your trip – these experienced guides will be able to put you on the best fishing any day of the season. Second, consider adding a meal, especially on the day of arrival or day of departure – it just allows you more time to be focused on fishing.

Our Boat in Package

Let us take care of picking you up at the landing and getting you safely to your deluxe accommodations. We will take you through the Manitou Straights and through most of Lower Manitou. The 60 minute trip will give you time to unwind and take in the wonderful scenery. Our staff will get you settled in and then look after getting you ready to hit the water for your first day of fishing. We will take the time to get you oriented to the lake and offer advice on some current hot spots and lures to get you started.
For each day of fishing you will have one of our 18′ boats* with a 50 hp boat and a daily amount of gas and fish finders.


  • Includes 5 gallons of gas per day
  • Extra gas is available at current rates
  • Security deposit for boat motors is required by an approved credit card imprint (MasterCard or Visa)

 You Boat in With Your Own Boat Package

We will arrange a time to plan for your party’s safe arrival at our dock. We have ample gas available at current rates. Our remote layout ensures you will have the privacy you want and the flexibility to be on your own schedule.

For More Information or to Receive Rates please Contact Us and we can send you a Personalized Rate Plan 

Please call well in advance to book the dates you desire.

Both of these complete packages are great for Corporate business team building / retreats (see our Corporate page)

Add on to either of these packages with a fly out day trip to one of our select trophy walleye lake (see our Walleye trip page)