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“First Moose”

MWV Moose Bus Tours
Ranked #2 of 10 Tours in North Conway
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: For MWV Moose Bus Tours... Starting May 2017 is our 11th season providing a safe, informative, entertaining, and enjoyable night time MOOSE tour out of North Conway. Moose have been seen on over 1000 of our tours and owner/operator Elwyn Wheaton now has over 3000 hours experience driving at night in New Hampshire MOOSE country. So for the 2017 season it's again... Moose Movie - Moose Tour - Moose Fun ! We are 2013 thru 2016, and 2017 Certificate of Excellence Winner from TripAdvisor. Ride along as we do a night time 3 1/2 hour MOOSE tour out of North Conway to seek, see, and view New Hampshire MOOSE. Departure time is now always about 8PM to 8:30PM throughout our partial schedule so please when making your reservation just confirm the time you are to meet the bus at the train station so you don't arrive too early. To begin the tour, an informative movie about New Hampshire MOOSE is shown. All find it to be excellent. At some point there's a bathroom stop where snacks and refreshments are available too. We are able to seek and view MOOSE after dark because our MOOSE bus is allowed to use floodlights and spot lights to seek and see MOOSE at night. It's attempted to have this adventure enjoyable to MOOSE seekers of all ages, adults and children alike. Most will agree it is. With the movie nearly 2 hours of DVD MOOSE entertainment is included. Between MOOSE "hot spots" some slideshows of MOOSE photos are played. One slideshow includes a few MOOSE tunes for kids. And added now is a slideshow with Shaw Brothers' song "New Hampshire Naturally" and only HD photos. All find it done well. And our buses have windows that open for photo opportunities. Also, we disembark the bus when ever possible so to better watch and photograph the moose. Again, last year, like most years, MOOSE were seen in all but a few nights ! Pretty awesome! Our social media page is updated regularly too. To sum up, for every tour it's attempted for all aboard to have a safe, informative, entertaining, and enjoyable experience... and return saying "We saw MOOSE !". So late May into October make plans to have this night time MOOSE Tour be part of your 2017 North Conway White Mountains vacation experience and enjoy a night of MOOSE entertainment !
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

I was on the Monday night tour July 15th. It was incredible. Being a Brooklyn, NY born and raised, I saw my first moose along with 16 of his friends and family, What a thrill. Thanks Elwin
Had a great and memorable time.
Nino and Linda

Thank Nino L
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our 17 year old granddaughter from Florida was visiting us in Maine.
It was her first trip to New England. As a budding artist she was thrilled with the landscapes, mountains, old barns, etc.

But she really, really wanted to see a moose:-)

So numerous nights we would take a drive starting just before dusk. Up the mountains, down the mountains, over bumpy dirt roads, wandering a looking. Nothing.

Now it was getting to be just a few days before she was to return to Florida, and we were running out of time. We decided to try this North Conway Moose Safari my sister had mentioned.
That was last night (July 15, 2013).
We drove the hour and a half up to North Conway and met up with the tour bus and the other 20 or so people joining the tour.

And the tour van head north, and kept going north, up, up into the mountains. Beautiful scenery. Suddenly he stopped the van, and there was a big black bear in a field, obviously not the least bothered by our presence. Much picture taking ensued.

Then we headed north again, and drove and drove as it got darker and darker.
At this point I'm thinking "how are we going to see a moose in this darkness?". About that time the van slowed and the driver threw some switches, instantly bathing both sides of the road in bright light, to which he added a spot light, which he trained on .. a MOOSE!

First moose of the night, clapping and cheering broke out as everyone tried to get the best picture (note: better to enjoy seeing them than drive yourself nuts trying to get a picture).

Ten minutes later, we slow again, lights up ... TWO MOOSE! A cow (mother) and calf (baby), awwww. Cameras up, noses against the windows, clap and cheer.

By the end of the night (ok, it was actually early morning) we had seen 17 MOOSE!
Including some absolutely gorgeous huge bulls with massive racks (antlers).

Oh, and for the longer stretches between active areas (the drive knows where the best places are) he showed moose movies and documentaries, with fun music.

All and all a great night and well worth every penny.

Highly recommend this experience for children of all ages.

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was a great trip. 17 moose. Three bulls, three sets of cows and calves, and assorted other singles and pairs. The very first thing we saw, not too far up the road out of North Conway was a magnificent Black Bear, who munched lazily in the field not 100 feet from the road. Elwyn was excellent in letting me know the tour would begin a half hour later, due to the changing patterns of moose. They are moose after all, and do what they want when they want ! Keep in mind this is a night tour, and Elwyn does his level best to satisfy seeing these magnificent moose, so expect to be out late...Moose time ! I had some trepidation being on a twenty passenger tour bus, but the folks on board were polite, considerate, enthusiastic and of all ages. Educational movies and surprise entertainment made for a delightful trip. I want to go up country on my own in the daylight to see that magnificent wilderness. What a treasure. Thanks Elwyn !

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Seeing the buses parked in North Conway gave 'em a call. This tour is more than just seeing moose. Includes informative movie and more... worth every dime and adults and children the night we went fully enjoyed themselves. Was told the moose had been coming out later and so departure time was 8PM. Not 30 minutes into tour and already had seen a moose and her calf. By nights end - midnight - counted over 10 moose !

Thank EF1961
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The trip was not what I expected. We left about an hour before sunset, and I figured that we would be driving around spotting moose in dusk conditions. However it was completely dark out by the time we were spotting moose. The trip is made in a very specialized mini-bus with in-route movies, and spot lights for moose spotting.

We saw six moose during our trip. And my wife and daughters all had a great time. Elwyn really worked very hard to make the trip memorable and enjoyable for everyone. Everyone was thrilled to see the moose.

An important note is that Elwyn seemed to load the bus in the order that the reservations were made. So if you want to get a good seat, make those reservations early!

1  Thank radgast1
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