Excellent tour, fantastic leaders, well run tour, excellent accommodation and transportation.
Review by Kongsri2 months ago
This trip was even better than we hoped. Eagle-Eye ensured that the logistical stuff went very smoothly and their personal thoughts on the trip proved timely and accurate. I commend their staff on helping us to get prepared with no hic-ups. The scenery and wildlife was amazing-- we saw our polar bears, walruses and Ivory Gull which were among our targets. The partnership with Adventure Canada ensured a wonderful holiday with great experts and lectures to help along the way. I cannot figure out how Eagle-Eye ensured the weather and ocean conditions were going to be so calm and peaceful.
Review by Hermaisto2 months ago
Guides very good. But too high price for the average food and accommodations. Would not recommend
Review by JayneGentle2 months ago
Eagle-eye tours partners with excellent local tour organizations to provide birding tours of exceptional quality. Our main guide was a very keen young man on a mission to ensure we saw a record number of species. Some of the hikes were strenuous, but there were local guides and porters to help. Accommodations in most places were very good and meals were varied and safe, taken with the advice of what to avoid. I will be traveling with Eagle-eye again.
Review by Lylan Zoltan3 months ago
The people at Eagle-Eye did a great job with our travel arrangements.
Review by Mayukhmoy3 months ago
All went smoothly. A pretty well organised trip with quite some side activities. Comfortable ship, good food, good service. Wonder however why there were so few Europeans on board. In the preparation of the trip, I did however encounter some payment problems. This was also due to the fact that a creditcard payment involved a 3% additional cost…do not understand why. Booked a similar expensive trip to Central America (5 countries, 3 weeks) with a US Travel Agency, did everything via creditcard without extra cost.
Review by SusanVan3 months ago
I'm glad to have experienced the high Arctic. Many positives -- excellent organization, learned much from expert staff, amazing expedition leader, travelling alone found a friendly community atmosphere, meeting a few Inuit and visiting their communities were highlights, seeing effects of climate warming firsthand, awe-inspiring land.
Negatives for me -- although in good health at 83 it was a physical challenge, the cabin was not as good as expected and unfortunate cabin mate, some disappointment at seeing very little wildlife.
Post-trip package didn't need to include pre-trip information. Not everyone can download Zip so had to pay to do it. Dennis' photos are wonderful!
I'm not sure that Arctic tourism including expeditions is justified because of its contribution to global warming.
Review by WillyD3 months ago
This was my second trip with Adventure Canada. I have come to understand that these voyages are not "cruises" in the usual sense but opportunities to see areas that generally are not seen by other travelers. Living in Florida as I do, I am hard pressed to describe my trip to friends because there is so little here that can be used to make comparisons: no mountains, no waterfalls, no wildness, no ice bergs, and very few areas where humans are not a part of the landscape. These are things I have valued in these trips. I also have valued the concern with cultural differences. I will make another trip, I am confident.
Review by Frasier3 months ago
Outstanding trip to Pt. Pelee for migrating birds. Guides Lev and Jared - both excellent. Birding gods were with us and we experienced the best day at Pt. Pelee in years! Lev was kind enough to call out birds for the whole crowd at the point for an hour or so as the birds navigated the winds:) Believe it or not we had great views of a Swallow-tailed Kite!
Accommodations good. Food stops all reasonably good (perhaps too much fried food) but all in all tasty.
A demanding tour - my garmin said we did 70 miles over the 10 days! I highly recommend this tour.
Review by Vixenvox3 months ago
Nesting jaegers in Canada's high arctic, a unique experience.
Review by Ericsson Derrow3 months ago
First, New Brunswick’s weather in August is perfect. The guides are excellent, food great, pelagic excursion magic, and Canadians are exactly as billed. Good birds!
We want to go back.
Review by Milamari4 months ago
This was a very satisfying tour of the three birdable islands; Maui is apparently not with restrictions at sites. Our very energetic and knowledgeable tour guide, Chris Burney, shepherded the six of us about and had really cased the sites out the previous week. Lodgings were just fine, in excellent locations. Some of the breakfasts were exceptional and the food at lunches and dinners diverse and good. Wifi does exist everywhere. Some of the walks, though short, were moderately strenuous as we were looking for endemic birds at 5000-7500 feet. No, we drove most of the way, but even the most fit panted a bit.
Review by Szczypek4 months ago
The three habitats, prairie pot holes, boreal forest and Arctic tundra, provided a most enjoyable and informative exposure to their birds, flora, wildlife, peoples, culture and current economies. The two leaders' superb spotting skills and in-depth knowledge of birds were enthusiastically shared and their excellent personal and leadership skills dealt with the unpredictables smoothly. There was ample opportunities for shutter bugs. ... an excellent tour to get a "taste" of Canada's North
Review by Kyungsu4 months ago
I would highly recommend an Eagle-Eye Tour. Our small trip to SW England "Birds and Gardens" ran anyway, despite the 3 of us and one guide. This is a tribute to Cam and Kerstin. Pre trip question availability was always there. Our young English Tour Guide was consistent, enthusiastic, able to deal- with humor and kindness- to guiding 3 women day after day- long days with wonderfully good weather- seeing 8 magnificent gardens and 140 bird species.
Well done all of you!
Review by Kathiresu4 months ago
Needless to say the staff, accommodations and food were excellent on this Adventure Canada tour of Scottish islands. The weather was fantastic for Scotland, though I'm not sure that Adventure Canada had much to do with that. I really appreciated the attention and planning of the Captain and management. When winds portended a rough landing, they arranged alternative visits. They also went out of their way to arrange a trip to Scara Brae. Without exception, the staff were knowledgeable in their fields (geology, botany, ornithology, marine life and photography) and were articulate in their presentations. Very highly recommended.
Review by StevieG4 months ago
The trip was more arduous than I thought it would be but then I’m 73 and a lot were younger in my group. All 7 participants were a pleasure to be with. Our leader, Ernesto, I have upmost admiration for.....kind, so intelligent, he KNOWS the birds. The bus driver was excellent also, Jorge. The places we stayed I will always remember. I felt well taken care of. I highly rate this tour. My bird list has expanded exponentially!
Review by Pappal4 months ago
Just returned from Alberta Birds & Dinosaurs trip. Truly fabulous - 4 days of great birding thanks to guide Jody Allair. Jody's local knowledge and expertise in birding was amazing. Also found the dinosaur part of the trip fascinating. Enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour at the Royal Tyrrell Museum which offered up incredible views. Would highly recommend this trip to birders and naturalists interested in discovering the beauty of southern Alberta.
Review by Emoefe4 months ago
Seeing the region is so much better than reading about it.
Review by Diora4 months ago
Narwhal whales, polar bears (including a mother and cub), beluga whales, birds, local Inuit culture, perfect weather, expansive ice stretching seemingly forever, riding in a komatik dragged by a ski-doo, icebergs, short hikes on Bylot Island as the vegetation comes to life, knowledgeable experienced tour and local Inuit guides and friendly and professional crew, Interesting fellow adventurers, Comfortable tents, delicious hearty food . . . This tour has it all!!!
Review by Krishonda Scialampo4 months ago
“I’ve always wanted to see a male king eider in summer plumage. ... Oh look, there’s 10 of them.”
Review by Dbi4 months ago
Great overall experience, high diversity of birds, mammals and landscapes, great looks and photos of most, super guide and group, and lots of fun!
Review by Parinda Bentfield4 months ago
This was the first time I had travelled with Eagle-Eye tours and with a birding group, after travelling to Africa twice on luxury safaris and being a bit dissapointed fellow travellers only wanted to see big game and not the smaller, but equally important, creatures which I appreciate. On this Eagle-Eye tour I felt I finally found 'my people' - folks who wanted to see birds, lizards, frogs, butterflies, snakes, flowers, bugs, bats and lichens - really knowledgeable naturalists. And boy we saw it all. It was a glorious trip. Ernesto our guide was like a nature savant...he knew everything about everything aspect of nature. Once, crouched over with his eyes glued to a spotting scope trying to locate some wee bird in the dense forest he said 'a toucanet just flew overhead' - that's how good of a birder he is. He drew birds in to us often with his own calls - and he knew where to find any bird. He took two of us out on a night time frogging adventure which I hope I never forget (red eyed frogs, brilliant forest frog, hatching dragonflies, cat eyed snake, and bugs galore). If any trip you're considering has Ernesto as a guide - sign up immediately. Our driver Jorge was also great, a lovely man, and good birder himself, and together they made a great team. The accommodations were okay, not luxury (except for our last hotel...and honestly...are you really going for the hotel rooms, or for all the great nature encounters you'll have) and the meals were simple (but as a vegetarian there was always something for me). The rooms were clean and most importantly the hotels were located within great parks/areas for birding - and that's what's most important - I'd give up luxury for location any day. The tour overall was well organized and designed to take you trekking in multiple, safe habitats. The only improvement would be to include one stop for souvenir/artisan shopping - but I seemed to be the only one among my fellow travellers who cared about that, and that's okay. I am definitely considering travelling with Eagle-Eye again, and especially with Ernesto. This was a 5-star trip for me, and that was largely due to Ernesto.
Review by Tankster4 months ago
Trip very well organized regarding logistics and accommodations. Lodges were all very comfortable and all were in excellent birding habitat right on the site. Meals creative and plentiful with many choices available. Birding areas were wonderful and gave us a huge representation of the diverse birds of CR. Our guide Ernesto was really the best ever sharing his in depthvknowledge of not only the birds but all things in nature as well as history and culture of his country. He truly made the trip as special as it was. I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in all aspects of nature.
Review by Dauneen Fariz4 months ago
We had a wonderful, relaxed tour that allowed us to see all the birds (and there were a lot!) while also enjoying the scenery of the places we visited.
Review by Colzgee4 months ago
A fine trip. Excellent guides, a well-planned route, and congenial company. The knowledge of the guides allowed desired birds to be tracked down with a high degree of confidence. Fully recommended.