Private Departures

Book an Exclusive Trip for your Entire Group

What do you do with the people that mean the most to you? Take them on the trip of a lifetime! Are you in need of time away with your loved ones? Does your team of coworkers or associates deserve a break? Do you have a group of friends who can only get together once a year? Book a private trip with Backwoods Adventures!

What is a private departure from Backwoods Adventures?

A private departure is a Backwoods Adventure itinerary replicated for you and your group. With advanced notice, your group can book a private departure for most trips we offer.

Can I book an adventure for my group on dates that you have not listed?

Yes, that's what private departures are all about! Just let us know your preferred dates and the number of people in your party - we will work to set something up.

I have a small family/group. Are private departures a good choice for me?

For most of our trips, the ideal group size is 6 or more, but we can operate with a smaller group for many trips. If you see a trip you would love to take, but just can't make our scheduled departure dates, talk to us about a private departure! We can make almost any trip work for you.

Who usually books private departures?

You can set up a private departure for any group or occasion. Here's a list of some the most popular types of private departures:

  • Celebrating a milestone in your life

    Imagine your 40th birthday bash or a 25th anniversary in a beautiful destination!

  • Reunions

    Catch up with friends and family. Explore the wine, culture, and a good workout on Mont Blanc with your best gal pals, or consider a fly fishing trip to Alaska with your old buddies.

  • Family vacations

    Skip the boring hotels and chain food. Round up the clan and show them the world! Let us plan a Big Bend camping & hiking trip (a great intro to camping for any age), or consider diving, snorkeling, and fishing with your family beyond the Turneffe Atoll of Belize.

  • Clubs and other special groups

    Isn’t it time to settle the score, once and for all, who among your fishing buddies is truly a fish whisperer? There’s no better way to find out than by booking a weeklong trip in Jardines de la Reina, Cuba.

  • Corporate groups and Team building

    Reward employees, coworkers or your management team with an amazing adventure! Our trips offer incredible team-building and bonding opportunities.

What about the cost? Are private departure the same as your published adventures?

Pricing for private departures is based on the size of your group, and the seasonality of the trip. If you plan to run a departure with fewer people than the maximum, we may charge a small party supplement. Call Backwoods Adventures for an estimate.

Do the itineraries change for private departures or are they the same as regular Backwoods adventure?

Your private departure will be planned around your availability, but the itinerary will remain consistent with our advertised adventures. If any changes need to be made to the advertised itinerary (for instance, if we need to book a different guide, or if seasonality affects the activities), or if there are any customizable options to the trip, we will let you know in your initial quote.

Is it difficult to arrange a private departure?

Not at all. Just call or email us with your preferred dates and your group size, and we will work with our vendors to make sure the dates are available, and then we will let you know what the price will be, according to your group size. Once your group is ready to commit, we will request a deposit (10% of the trip fee) per person, and from here on we will handle the trip information, payments and forms, gear lists, and any questions your party may have. It's really that simple!

Policies and payment

When you arrange a private departure, payment and cancellation policies will be adjusted from normal trip policies. We will let you know if there are any changes to be made to the standard itinerary. Please contact us for the details.

Contact us to book now or learn more

Our adventure specialists are ready to arrange a private departure just for you. Just call (888) 849-6637 or e-mail us at adventures@backwoods.com.