Frequently Asked Questions
Northeast Guide Service – Maine Moose Watching Tours
* Where and When Do We Meet?
All our Northeast Guide Service Maine Moose Watching Tours and guided trips meet in Greenville Maine at 142 Moosehead Lake Road, Greenville, Maine.
Directions to Northeast Guide Service Maine Moose Watching Tours
* Evening Moose Watching Tours meet at 5:00 PM (May 1 thru Aug 14), 4:00 PM (Aug 15 thru Sept 14) and 3:00PM (Sept 15 thru Oct 15).
* Morning Moose Watching Tours meet at 6:00 AM (May 1 thru Oct 15).
Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and prepare for your adventure. NOTE: Trips do not wait for late arrivals – and late arrivals do not receive refunds or credits for future trips.
* Are Advanced Reservations Required?
Advanced reservations are required. We require a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to the trip date. You can confirm your reservation within 30 days if space is available. Once a reservation is confirmed you cannot lower the number of participants in your reservation, but you may be able to add additional participants if space is available. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
* How Should I Pay for My Trip?
Northeast Guide Service accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, personal check, cash, or money order.
* What If It Rains?
All Northeast Guide Service Maine Moose Watching Tours and trips go rain or shine. There is NO refund and you cannot transfer to another date due to inclement weather. Sometimes this is the best time to see Moose!!!
* What About the Black Flies and Mosquitoes?
We do have pesky black flies and mosquitoes. The worst time for the bugs are in late May and June. But you never know when they will be out. The best thing is to wear clothing that covers you up. Also bring along some bug spray or we have some at our basecamp that is available for purchase.
* Where Can I Stay During My Trip?
We offer MANY cost-effective Lodging & Trip Packages that incorporate staying in campgrounds, cabins, Inns, or B & B’s along with the total price for your trip. If you aren’t familiar with the area, have a large group, or simply don’t want to bother with finding accommodations this is the way to go! You can also book your own lodging by checking out our Lodging Packages Page for more information or give us to call to help customize an all-inclusive trip for you and your family or group.
* Additional Information:
You may want to bring extra cash for ponchos, t-shirts, hats, fleece jackets, sunglasses, eye glass retainers (chums), pictures & videos of your trip, disposable cameras, bug spray, sunscreen, and, of course, your Guide’s gratuity, which is always appreciated but never expected.
Add a 7% Maine State Lodging & Meals Tax to all Northeast Guide Service Maine Moose Watching Tours Lodging & Meal Packages.
Northeast Guide Service takes pride in our small, personalized trips, where you feel like part of the family. We have some of the most experienced guides, hands down the best equipment, and maintain an excellent safety record. So you will always get the best trip in the industry.
Alcohol consumption and illegal drug use is prohibited prior to and during all Maine Moose Watching trips. We reserve the right to refuse any customer that we suspect to be under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drug and that customer will NOT receive a refund.
* When is the Best Time to See Moose?
The Moose are more active in the Spring and Fall and the best time to see a Moose is in the early morning or late afternoon and evening hours.
* What Should I Wear for My Moose Tour and Wildlife Safari?
Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to be outside and to get your feet a little wet while entering and exiting the canoe on the pond.
* What Should I Bring With Me on my Moose Tour and Wildlife Safari?
Bring along your camera, binoculars, bug spray, a long sleeve shirt or jacket, (for warmth and to keep the bugs away), a rain jacket or raingear, and sandals or shoes you do not mind getting a little wet. We have raingear and other essentials available for purchase in our gift shop.
* Do I Need to Have Canoeing Experience?
No canoeing experience needed. The paddle is less than one mile and the guide will be there to help you along and provide instruction if needed. We also offer Van Tours for those who would prefer not to paddle a canoe.
* What Does Northeast Guide Service Maine Moose Watching Tours Provide?
Northeast Guide Service Maine Moose Watching Tours provides all transportation to and from the remote pond location; stable Old Town Canoes with three seats, paddles, lifejackets, a Registered Maine Guide, a snack and a drink for your trip.
* How Long are the Moose Watching Tours and Wildlife Safaris?
The Moose Watching Tour and Wildlife Safaris typically last between 3 1/2 and 4 hours.
* Why Hire a Registered Maine Guide to See Moose?
We know where to find the Moose!!! Our guides are also well educated on all the local wildlife and have a vast knowledge of Moosehead Lake Region. They know where to hike, swim, and even where to have the best evening meal. We take care of all the details and let you enjoy yourself, while providing a safe experience in the North Maine Woods.
* Do you have to have a minimum group size?
You may join an existing trip on any available date with any number of people. We offer trips seven days a week. If you would like your personal tour, the minimum group size is 8 people or see our Maine Moose Safari private tour pricing.
* Are We Guaranteed to See Moose?
We can not guarantee anything in life, and neither can anyone else. This is a wilderness safari and not the zoo. But we will guarantee that we will put you in the best possible place to see a Moose. We have proven spots and a 96% success rate.