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Private Charter vs. Rental Cars to Whistler
So you’ve booked your Whistler holiday, or you’re in research mode and are close to booking your trip to Whistler, and you are considering your Whistler transporation options.
Many things may run through your mind, or across your screen, leaving you pondering…should I book a private charter service to
Whistler or just rent a car to save some bucks?
The misconception is that booking a private charter will be the
more expensive option, which it is not.
Luxury Transport Inc. is the safer, more functional and more economical option, and here is why…
Not only does booking your private charter with us provide you with a full meet & greet door-to-door friendly and personal service, but by the time you’ve factored in your rental costs and your overnight parking costs for the duration of your stay at your Whistler Hotel, we as a private charter service just became the more economical choice between the two.
Most of Whistler’s hotels and condos are within easy walking distance to Whistler’s charming pedestrian Village as well as the Whistler Blackcomb lifts. And some of those that aren’t have courtesy shuttles running to and from the Village for your convenience. In short, you do not need a vehicle in Whistler.
We are also your safest option given our high level of insurance and our top-of-the-line winter tires. Rental cars do not often come with winter tires which becomes a very clear danger when attempting the Sea-to-Sky highway to Whistler in the winter time. Leave the driving to our fabulously friendly team of driving and customer service professionals!
Our vehicle style with the biggest bang for your buck is our 9 and 11 passenger Sprinter Vans, which can hold right up to 9 and 11 passengers with an enourmous amount of luggage. A one-way service in a Sprinter Van is $375 plus taxes and gratuity. Divide that by 9 or 11 passengers and you have the best service in the best vehicles at an extremely competetive rate.
Throw in our Facebook Promo going on right now that saves you $25 on a one-way or $50 on a roundtrip and it’s truly a match made in heaven!
And the winner for transfers to Whistler is…Private Charter with Luxury Transport Inc. every time!
Have questions for us? Want to inquire about your upcoming options for transportation to Whistler? We are happy to provide you with a quote for service.
We look forward to hearing from you…
604.522.8484 or toll free 1.877.511.8484
Wow, what a weather run we’ve had here in Vancouver!
We have enjoyed the best of those slightly chilled sunny mornings that gradually transition into intensified afternoon heat…so incredible!
But there is something about today’s chill…it means business.
Winter is officially on it’s way and I’m here to bring you some love in the form of heat…
Here are some great Vancouver ‘hot-spots’! Restaurants in Vancouver with nice cozy atmospheres and the needed warmth of nearby fireplaces…
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant – Granville Island
Keg Restaurant – Yaletown Vancouver
Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge – Hornby Street, Vancouver
La Terrazza – on Cambie Street, Vancouver
Altitudes Bistro – atop Grouse Mountain
The Tea House – Stanley Park
Yew Restaurant + Bar – Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Cozy up to fine foods and fireside glow as we embrace winter!
Luxury Transport Inc.
What a grand adventure to head up the Whistler Blackcomb gondolas for a day of hiking, exploring and of course fabulous dining!
The Peak 2 Peak sights are absolutely breathtaking from all angles and even the smallest of children (my 3 year old for example) can handle some of the hikes up top.
A pleasant surprise was the bin of ski poles that people can help themselves to for walking sticks, which the kids go crazy for of course!
There are impressive wood carvings along the trails along with plaques filled with bits of wildlife and plant info, not to mention the endless and absolutely beautiful photo opportunities.
If you are up to take advantage of the whole day and into the evening, it is well worth attending one of the Mountain Top BBQ’s that they do so well over the course of the summer.
Taking place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain, a dining experience is waiting for you at 6000 feet at the top of the Whistler Village Gondola.
This coming Sept 7th, 8th, 9th weekend, the weekend of the GranFondo, is the last weekend of the summer to take in this experience and all it’s delicous fixings!
Ahhh, Whistler..get up there!
Time to GET YOUR GOLF ON in Vancouver and Whistler this summer season!
Here are a few great new incentives to get your group together and swing those sticks…
In Whistler, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club now has colour GPS systems in their new carts, Whistler Golf Club is sporting new Bent grass greens, and Nicklaus North Golf Course remodelled its signature par 3, 12th hole.
In Vancouver, some local favourites include the University Golf Club, just minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mayfair Lakes, only minutes from the Airport, Morgan Creek in South Surrey with their new club house, and Northview Golf & Country Club with two 18-hole public golf courses and only 15 minutes from the US Border.
And nestled almost right in between Vancouver and Whistler, along the brilliantly scenic Sea-to-Sky highway, is the Furry Creek Golf & Country Club. A challenging and fun course with panoramic ocean views.
Contact us for roundtrip rates to and from your golf game!
Have you explored the exceptional wineries that Langley has to offer yet?
It’s like a hidden gem in our own backyard…full of bold, complex, sweet and smooth tastings that await you!
A Sprinter Van for the smaller groups or a 15-passenger Limobus or 20-passenger Odyssey Coach Bus are perfect for your own customized private exploration of the beautiful south Langley countryside.
A tour can be customized for anything from 4 hours to 6 hours or more and here are a few of our favourites…
Township 7 Vineyards – http://www.township7.com/
Neck of the Woods Winery – http://www.neckofthewoods.ca/
The Fort Wine Company – http://www.thefortwineco.com/
Domaine de Chamberton (great spot for lunch or dinner – reservations recommended) – http://www.domainedechaberton.com/
Summer time is coming on strong and Whistler Blackcomb has officially opened many of their amazing summer time activities for all to enjoy!
Peak to Peak Sightseeing, Family Adventure Zone, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park, Bear viewing and Ecology Tours, and Whistler Blackcomb Glacier skiing and riding are all open for Whistler adventure seekers.
Much of this is available to experience in a day trip to Whistler or a Whistler overnight. Contact us to help you customize the perfect Whistler trip and Whistler transfers to suit you and your group’s transportation and sightseeing needs.
One can always hope in running a business that they’ve backed themselves with a team of strong and capable individuals. Our hope often turns to pride…we will often receive wonderful feedback from our many clients simply raving about their experiences in large part due to their driver’s friendly and accommodating nature.
Most recently I received a kind message from a returning Whistler client regarding her trip and as I heard her story unfold an even larger smile than normal crept over my face. I was beaming with pride in my team!
We had scheduled one of our drivers for a Whistler trip a few weeks ago and he recognized the name. It was someone he had driven last winter season and he had remembered that this particular client loved Doritos chips and bought them by the box here as she couldn’t get them back home.
Rather than holding a sign reading her name for his meet & greet at the airport, our driver simply stood there with a bag of Doritos chips in plain view for her to see. It was a happy reunion for the two…her Vancouver and Whistler travels were off to a great start. She followed up later with a great photo of the two in Whistler.
Sometimes the simplest of things can mean the most.
Now that’s our kind of customer service!
Whistler Blackcomb – Bring it on! The snow if falling in the Whistler Valley and it is time to get pumped for this year’s Whistler winter season! With over 8,100 ski-able acres, two mountains, 37 lifts, 16 alpine bowls, absolutely breathtaking scenery, all connected by an impressive cobble-stoned pedestrian Village I can’t imagine you need any more convincing than that?!?
The Sea-to-Sky highway is beautiful but treacherous in the winter time, so now is the time to start planning your Whistler transfers. Let us take the stress out of your holiday with our full meet & greet, door-to-door one-way and roundtrip Whistler transportation services.
We can help you choose the vehicle that best suits your group and customize your Whistler transfer to include anything from grocery shops, to meal stops, to sightseeing and Vancouver tours on route.
Hopefully you’re as excited as we are as we watch Whistler Blackcomb mountains slowly transform in preparation for winter!! Jack Frost is taking hold and the snow line is dropping…time to plan!
Contact us today to make your Whistler trip and Whistler Resort experience even more memorable.
We were in the presence of greatness a few weeks ago…
The Stanley Cup, also known as The Holy Grail, Lord Stanley’s Cup, The Cup and Lord Stanley’s Mug took a ride with Luxury Transport Inc. and we couldn’t have been more honoured.
It was our greatest pleasure to be of service to Mr. Cam Neely, a previous Vancouver Canuck and Boston Bruin, and acting President of the Boston Bruins, as he visited various Vancouver landmarks with his family and precious Cup in hand.
A few fun tid-bits about Lord Stanley’s Cup…
The current Stanley Cup, topped with a copy of the original bowl, is made of silver and nickel alloy.
It has the names of all winning players, coaches, management and club staff engraved on its chalice.
It was awarded for the first time in 1893 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and then in 1926 became the official championship trophy of the NHL with 94 Cup wins since the 1914-15 season.
There were only two years that the Cup was not awarded: 1919 because of the Spanish Flu and 2005 because of the NHL lockout.