Looking at the above reviews, it seems this tour is just for birdwatchers. I was travelling with my wife, and 11 year old son, and I have never been birdwatching nor have my wife or son. This tour was amazing.
Over the last trip through Acadia National Park, I wondered what I was seeing. I even bought Peterson's field guides to try to identify what I saw, with little success.
Walking through the park with Rich is like having every Peterson's guide as well as an Acadia historian with you. His knowledge of the area is amazing. Start your trip here, and you will know where to eat, shop, relax, and hike for the rest of your trip.
When you walk through, he can identify every bird, tree, rock, and animal you see or hear. He can identify tracks of animals that you don't see.
Despite having a biology major, and studying marine biology on this very island, Rich was able to teach me a lot.
He doesn't do this in a know it all manner. He answers any questions you have with ease, and if you don't have questions, he'll ask some of his own.
My son loved it, and he didn't feel like he was in school. My son can now identify 3 crab types, 3 algae types, 2 different types of snails, and several trees. We also saw sea stars, sea urchins, and fish, While many people have seen barnacles. I can say we have now SEEN barnacles. We've seen them open and feeding. My son now knows what "economic extinction" means.
My son can be somewhat difficult at times, and Rich was patient with him, and kept him entertained and on track.
Regarding price, it was very affordable. It's inexpensive enough, you may think it's per person, but the price is for the entire group. Rich brought everything we might need (water, coats, field guides, binoculars).
You can't go wrong with this tour. Rich is flexible and knowledgeable enough to adapt to whatever you need. Plan it early, so you can get ideas for the rest of your trip.
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