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“Epic Experience”
Review of Canoe The Wild

Canoe The Wild
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Weston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Let a Maine Guide help you get lost for a weekend and discover real Maine adventure! Get ready for a wicked good time as you paddle the wild and scenic St. Croix or Allagash River. The St Croix offers lively whitewater while the Allagash is our best trip for spotting moose! Swim, fish, learn a new skill, relax and laugh around the campfire with friends and family. Wake up to the smell of cowboy coffee brewing! Awesome meals cooked over an open fire. Canoe trips from two days & one night, family friendly & guided. Includes all necessary equipment.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Our trip provided by Canoe the Wild along the Allagash River in Maine was truly epic. It was a lifetime dream with my brother and father to travel north and experience the beauty of this place. Our guide was top notch, going above and beyond what most would experience. With professionalism, planning and great communication we were provided with a trip and experience that will leave us with lifelong memories to share. Ratings and recommendations are hard to trust but we can speak first hand that what we hoped for in this trip was fully provided by a great company who makes sure you get what you expect. Traveling North? Want to experience the beauty of Maine? Canoe the wild is an excellent choice!

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Date of experience: September 2017
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Wilderness_Dave, Owner at Canoe The Wild, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Tim it was really nice to have you, your brother and father on the trip! Hope we can do it again someday!

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Canoing the Wild was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Dave Conley's operation is so professional. He has literally thought of everything to give you the best experience on the river possible. I couldn't imagine canoing the river without Dave as my guide. I'd go back for the food he prepared alone. You better bring your appetite because Dave cuts no corners. Amazing, amazing experience!!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

The whole experience with Canoe The Wild was exceptional. The staff was well prepared, friendly, kind and thoughtful. They allowed our children ages 7 and 9 to fully participate in all the camping activities, keeping all the chores fun and exciting. Their equipment was well maintained and easy to use (canes, paddles, and tents). The food was delicious and we all felt quite satisfied after all the meals (they were great at having a bunch of fresh fruit available ). We are looking into future trips.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Canoeing the St. Croix with Canoe The Wild and our guide Tammi and helper Noah completely exceeded my expectations. The river is pristine and has lots of fun, yet very manageable, fast moving water. The surrounding area is remote and beautiful. Our campsites were clean and spacious. Tammi and Noah did a fabulous job flexing their support and guidance according to the skills and engagement of each person in our group. We were two families of four with a wide range of canoeing and outdoors experience. We were on the water for five days and four nights. Regardless of experience level everyone felt at ease the entire time. Canoe The Wild provided us with excellent equipment. Tammi provided fabulous leadership and also happened to cook outstanding meals. (Everyone loved the food and no one ever finished a meal hungry. This was a real feat given the capacity of some of us to pack food away). In fact, the entire trip could not have been easier given the professionalism and thorough planning that Tammi provided. If you are looking for an extraordinarily peaceful, social, somewhat physical and fun way to get off the grid, I would highly recommend hitching up with Canoe The Wild.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

We were so very fortunate to have taken a canoe trip on the St Croix River with Dave, Tammi, and Matt of Canoe the Wild, which our family now calls "a trip of a lifetime!" Before going on this trip, we questioned whether this would be good for family members who were not completely in love with the outdoors - now everyone, even the most reluctant, are planning our next trip! We found this trip to be memorable in many ways. Some things that stood out for us were 1) the organization and structure of the trip - everything was very well planned and executed; 2) the quality of the trip - the food, supplies, and gear were top of the line; 3) the guides - they created a feeling of connectedness, bringing together several different families as a community; and 4) the rowing techniques and navigation taught throughout the trip made us feel ready to take on some of the most challenging parts of the river. We might add that Dave takes absolutely beautiful photos and shared the album with us online within one day. He captured our best moments and we have so many amazing memories to frame. Thank you, Canoe of the Wild - we shall return for many more trips!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Wilderness_Dave, Owner at Canoe The Wild, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Jeremy, The river is the great equalizer bringing everyone together to share and learn from each other. It was a pleasure to work with your family as they learned to read the river and perfected proper canoe strokes. Looking forward to future trips!

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