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Canoe trips are a great way to view moose. Here are some soft adventure options for exploring Maine with comfortable campsites, awesome meals, and leisurely pace.

 The Allagash, 4-10 days with 4-7 being most poplular. Our number one Maine wildlife photography trip for spotting and viewing moose. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway has a large population of moose and we know the hot spots. Moose watching trips are a great to enjoy Maine’s wild places.  more information about Allagash canoe trips

West Branch of the Penobscot River 3-5 days, Choose a canoe trip West Branch Penobscot and Lobster Lake. Lobster Lake offers great campsites, sandy beaches and mountain vistas. We can set up base camp, explore islands and hike up Lobster Mountain. The Penobscot is great for viewing moose and birds. The Lobster Lake trip can be extended by traveling down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Chesuncook Village and beyond. more information about the West Branch Penobscot River trip

Baskahegan Stream, 1-4 days, The Baskahegan Stream is less traveled with its bogs, marshes and flowages. It’s a great place for moose viewing. With the Baskahegan, you’ll have the option of tenting out in rustic campsites or day trip while staying in local accommodations. more about the Baskahegan Stream trip

Fully outfitted and guided trips means you’ll have more time to focus viewing wildlife and picture taking while we take care of all your trip logistics including all neessary equipment, canoes, camping gear, great meals cooked over an open fire, transportation or vehicle shuttle, instruction when needed and safely guide your family or group down the river. All you’ll need is what’s on your personal gear list and a sleeping bag, we’ll provide the rest!

Maine Vacation packages, 3 & 4 days

Moose Viewing Trips,

Canoe the Wild website

Paddling by canoe & kayak is a great way to explore Maine with opportunities to view eagles, loons, Great Blue Herons, ducks, geese, Canadian Jay, Hooded Mergansers, Chickadee, common tern and more. Here are some river trip options for soft adventure with comfortable campsites, awesome meals, and leisurely pace. Choose a 3 day Maine vacation package and getaway on the St. Croix River and a 4 day Maine vacation package on the Allagash for great bird viewing trips and tours.

The Allagash, 4+ days, Our number one wildlife photography trip for viewing moose and bald eagles. Birders will love the Allagash with plenty of opportunities for viewing birds in an unspoiled environment. You’ll want to keep an eye out underneath as the forest floor offers a wide variety of plant life for macro photography.

West Branch of the Penobscot River, 3-5 days Our last trip into Lobster Lake we spotted the Great Blue Heron and American Bittern (pictured on this page). Choose a canoe trip into Lobster Lake on the West Branch of the Penobscot River for great campsites, sandy beaches and mountain vistas. We can set up base camp, explore islands and hike up Lobster Mountain. It’s a great trip for viewing moose and bird life. The Lobster Lake trip can be extended by traveling down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Chesuncook Village and beyond.

The St. Croix River,  1-5 days with 3-4 days are most popular, Combines great wilderness travel with easy whitewater, maintained campsites and a healthy population of Bald eagles. It’s fun for all ages and youth always enjoy up close views of turtles and frogs during the warm summer months. Whos knows, you might even spot a pair of Great Horned Owls!

More about Maine Guide Dave Conley and guided Maine bird watching tours at Canoe the Wild website.

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The St. Croix River is Maine’s best canoe trip for families and groups with little or no experience! Book a trip this summer from 1-4 days for your family or group Maine adventure!

The St. Croix River is dam controlled which means it is runnable all summer long. With miles of quick water and numerous class I-II rapids, it’s easy to see why the St. Croix is one of Maine’s best canoe trips. The Fall foliage season is a great time to canoe the St Croix and often we have the river to ourselves.

Well suited for families and groups of all ages with little or no experience, the St. Croix is a great river to learn basic paddling and camping skills. The more advanced paddler will appreciate the quick water, numerous rapids and may even want to try their skill at solo paddling or canoe poling.

Paddling from Vanceboro to Little Falls makes for a relaxing day trip. Little Falls is a great spot to swim, fish, rump bump and have lunch with the opportunity to paddle or pole a class II rapid.

Campsites located on the river’s edge are rustic with picnic tables, fire pit and an outbox. We camp in tents and cooking is done over an open fire. A more relaxed schedule allows time to swim fish read a book and enjoy quality time with friends and family.

With numerous starting and ending points, choose a trip 1-5 days in duration. Dave and his team can take care of all your trip logistics including outfitting, shuttling of vehicles to the take out point, meals, instruction when needed and safely guide your family or group up to 25 in number.

Saint Croix River Map

Day & overnight trips:

Vanceboro to Little Falls 9.5 miles, 1 or 2 days

Vanceboro to Loon Bay 19.5 miles, 1, 2 or 3 days

Vanceboro to Kellyland 33 miles, 4 or 5 days

Pricing per person fully outfitted and guided

Day trips $75.00

Overnight $195.00

Additional days $95.00

Teens come for 1/3 off, ages 12 and under 1/2 price when at least four pay full price on overnight trips, minimum group size of six required. Inquire for pricing for smaller groups. Discounts for groups 10-24 in size. Day trip prices are for a minimum group size of 8.