Aurora Tours - Bill Heath

Welcome to your next adventure brought to you by William Heath of Windancer Unlimited Photography. Located here in the interior of Fairbanks Alaska.


You are one step closer to an enjoyable evening of viewing and photographing the magical lights of the North. Come out with us as we take you away from the town lights of Fairbanks for a night out where we can teach you about the beauty of the Lady Aurora. You can learn how to photograph the Borealis as we mentor you with your own photo equipment or rent some of our gear.  Or if you are just wanting to view the majestic wonder of our night lights then come out with us on any of the scheduled tours.



We will provide transportation for you at 9PM at your place of lodging or one central location if needed. And will return you by 3AM at your hotel, B&B, etc. Here is a list of items you will need to bring for your magical adventure.


 . A DSLR camera with manual capable settings. If you lack the right gear or would prefer to rent we do have a selection of rental equipment available. 
 . A sturdy tripod with a ball-head.

 . To keep that camera shooting extra batteries are a must and warm clothing rated well below 0 or colder to keep  you shooting.

 . You will also need to take care of your camera after your night of shooting. To do so plan on bringing a zip-lock bag or equivalent large enough for your camera and lens to be sealed into. The key here is slow rewarming of your gear.  You may also consider bringing moisture collecting damp-rid.

. A remote shutter for your camera model is a great tool as this will help to keep your hands warmer as your can shoot from the warmth of your coat pocket.


To secure your evening of adventure please check the calendar for scheduled tours and call or email to secure your seat for $269.00.

*Please note that we now have a couples package for $377.00  This package is something new for this year and in response to the often asked "My partner is joining us but will not be doing any camera work." Also note that this rate can be found booking through our website or Facebook both of which are preferable for our business. 

We prefer a 4 hour advanced notice for the evenings tour. Late bookings are acceptable if we have available seating. After a confirmation you will be placed on the schedule for that tour.  If you need to reschedule or cancel please contact us for details as soon as reasonably possible. We currently do not have booking minimums for our nightly tours though that does change throughout the season.  Call for more details.

 

What we provide for your tour:


1. Rental camera gear if needed or desired  Nikon & Canon camera bodies with fast wide to ultra wide lenses and tripods. Each solo setup is $50 rental fee for the tour. Note if renting you will be advised to bring your own compact flash or secure digital media for your shots with the rental unit available to you.

2. Gourmet coffee, homemade hot chocolate, hot apple cider or  tea.  

3. And of course transportation from central location (if directed) and back to your hotel etc. *Note that if your location includes any out of town steep grades during the winter conditions, you may be asked to meet at a designated location.

4. Randomly you will be provided with qualified assistants from our own Special Effects Photo Club.


At times throughout our tours we will provide alternative services should the clouds interfere with viewing or we have a clear night and the Lady Aurora decides not to greet us with her majestic dance. These may include astral and moon photography, or a scenic van ride here in the heartland of Alaska. We do recommend spending a few nights here in Fairbanks to view the lights as they can be difficult to predict. And if possible we will offer another scheduled tour at a discounted rate for you and company.



All of this provided by your host, William ( Bill ) Heath of Windancer Unlimited Photography.


Current Schedule

You will find that our schedule does have nights that we do not offer services due to real life responsibilities. If your stay in the Fairbanks area does not allow you to take advantage of the service we provide, you will find other local options. We do look forward to serving you under the Northern Lights.


 Cancellation Conditions

For obvious reasons surrounding our natural elements with both aurora and weather forecasts can be difficult to predict. Though that can create some flexibility issues for our clients we still maintain our scheduled tour unless travel conditions become too severe. Tour cancellations due to severe weather conditions will result in offering another available tour or a full refund to the client.  Cancellation on the part of the client needs to be within 48 hours of intended departure for full return or there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.





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