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Eagle-Eye Tours

4.9 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Headquarters
  • Windermere, British Columbia, Canada
Trips
  • 5

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Eagle-Eye Tours Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 210 Great 22 Average 5 Disappointing 1 Terrible 0
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Tour Reviews

L

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Highly recommend April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was the first time I had travelled with Eagle-Eye tours and with a birding group, after travelling to Africa twice on luxury safaris and being a bit dissapointed fellow travellers only wanted to see big game and not the smaller, but equally important, creatures which I appreciate. On this Eagle-Eye tour I felt I finally found 'my people' - folks who wanted to see birds, lizards, frogs, butterflies, snakes, flowers, bugs, bats and lichens - really knowledgeable naturalists. And boy we saw it all. It was a glorious trip. Ernesto our guide was like a nature savant...he knew everything about everything aspect of nature. Once, crouched over with his eyes glued to a spotting scope trying to locate some wee bird in the dense forest he said 'a toucanet just flew overhead' - that's how good of a birder he is. He drew birds in to us often with his own calls - and he knew where to find any bird. He took two of us out on a night time frogging adventure which I hope I never forget (red eyed frogs, brilliant forest frog, hatching dragonflies, cat eyed snake, and bugs galore). If any trip you're considering has Ernesto as a guide - sign up immediately. Our driver Jorge was also great, a lovely man, and good birder himself, and together they made a great team. The accommodations were okay, not luxury (except for our last hotel...and honestly...are you really going for the hotel rooms, or for all the great nature encounters you'll have) and the meals were simple (but as a vegetarian there was always something for me). The rooms were clean and most importantly the hotels were located within great parks/areas for birding - and that's what's most important - I'd give up luxury for location any day. The tour overall was well organized and designed to take you trekking in multiple, safe habitats. The only improvement would be to include one stop for souvenir/artisan shopping - but I seemed to be the only one among my fellow travellers who cared about that, and that's okay. I am definitely considering travelling with Eagle-Eye again, and especially with Ernesto. This was a 5-star trip for me, and that was largely due to Ernesto.
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c

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Guide was superb. April 2019

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Guide was superb.
Locales was great.
Only change would be to include dinners and have less financial restrictions on menu items and expenses. I understand it’s hard to do but similar type trips have made this part more seamless.
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MH

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Comprehensive Hawaiian Island Tour in March 2019 April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was a very satisfying tour of the three birdable islands; Maui is apparently not with restrictions at sites. Our very energetic and knowledgeable tour guide, Chris Burney, shepherded the six of us about and had really cased the sites out the previous week. Lodgings were just fine, in excellent locations. Some of the breakfasts were exceptional and the food at lunches and dinners diverse and good. Wifi does exist everywhere. Some of the walks, though short, were moderately strenuous as we were looking for endemic birds at 5000-7500 feet. No, we drove most of the way, but even the most fit panted a bit.
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c

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The trip was more arduous than I… March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The trip was more arduous than I thought it would be but then I’m 73 and a lot were younger in my group. All 7 participants were a pleasure to be with. Our leader, Ernesto, I have upmost admiration for.....kind, so intelligent, he KNOWS the birds. The bus driver was excellent also, Jorge. The places we stayed I will always remember. I felt well taken care of. I highly rate this tour. My bird list has expanded exponentially!
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RaP

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We were very happy with our Manitoba… March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We were very happy with our Manitoba Owls Trip. Thanks to advance planning information sent to us by Eagle-Eye Tours, we were prepared for very cold weather. Our guides were well experienced and were able to somehow find the birds we wanted to see. We enjoyed the other birders and the use of two vans made the experience more comfortable.
We ended up with 10 life birds, including a surprise rare Gyrfalcon just 15 minutes out of Winnipeg. We would recommend this tour to those willing to brave the cold to see some extraordinary birds.
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DB

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Trip very well organized regarding… March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Trip very well organized regarding logistics and accommodations. Lodges were all very comfortable and all were in excellent birding habitat right on the site. Meals creative and plentiful with many choices available. Birding areas were wonderful and gave us a huge representation of the diverse birds of CR. Our guide Ernesto was really the best ever sharing his in depthvknowledge of not only the birds but all things in nature as well as history and culture of his country. He truly made the trip as special as it was. I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in all aspects of nature.
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From Eagle-Eye Tours

Our tours are diverse! We span the globe offering tours that range from being very focused on birds to those of a more general nature that also include lots of local cultural interests. All our guides are not only expert birders but also are appreciative of all nature. Many of our tours spend considerable time looking closely at mammals, plants or butterflies. It is not necessary for you to be an experienced birder; all you need is enthusiasm and our guides will be happy to help you along!

A typical day with Eagle-Eye Tours

Our land tours typically start early, after breakfast at our hotel, to be out when birding is best. Sometimes we are out before breakfast for a quick search for a target bird or mammal. We head out by foot, car or boat to a choice area, maybe forest or maybe a wetland, taking in the sights and sounds of the morning. We move along as a small group, making every effort to ensure that the everyone gets to see the beautiful tanager, or majestic grizzly bear through the spotting scope. We might stop for that important cup of locally grown coffee before heading further down the road to where we saw that great bird building a nest last year. Lunches are most often in the field, usually at a very good birding spot, with a cold drink or a cup of coffee. We have a chance to share stories and reflect on the morning adventure. After lunch we carry on in an area, maybe returning to the hotel in mid-afternoon for a rest, then a shorter excursion to explore another area. Over our evening meal, we meet as a group to record and discuss what we saw and review the plans for the coming day. Some evenings we may head back out for a night tour to experience the nocturnal world of owls, potoos, frogs and much more.

Expedition Cruises

Our expedition cruises are an intimate and wonderful way to learn about and experience remote parts of the world.  These small ships have the ability to land virtually anywhere using zodiacs, providing excellent opportunities for exploration.  Staff onboard typically cover birds and other wildlife, geology, history, local culture, photography, archaeology, and more.  We usually have one or two shore landings per day that may visit a wildlife highlight, a local community, a historical site, or just an interesting looking area that we think deserves some exploration.  Add in a couple of lectures, fine dining, and some live music in the evening and you have a full day on an unforgettable voyage of discovery.  Voyage with us to these seldom visited and remarkable places!

About our featured birds and mammals

These are the great and often very unique species that we will be looking for. We cannot guarantee that we will see them, only that there is a good chance of seeing them. Beyond these exciting species, we are always on the look out for other surprises-you just never know what we may see!

Tour group size

We believe that small groups are essential for a high quality and enjoyable experience. Unless otherwise noted, our land tour groups have a single leader with 4 to 8 people and two leaders with 9 to 12 people.

About our accommodation and transportation

Typically, our land tours stay in modern, comfortable hotels, but this varies somewhat depending on the tour. On most tours, we stay in beautiful lodges in the forest with trails out the back door. These amazing settings are often a highlight of the tour. In other cases, in order to get to the best locations for birding or wildlife viewing, we may be far away from a modern hotel and the ‘best room in town’ may be more basic. In a few cases, we even stay in tents for the full wilderness experience! For each tour, we have identified the level of accommodation in the tour summary and on the detailed itinerary. If you have any questions about accommodation on a tour, please feel free to ask and we can give you more specifics.

When traveling between birding locations, typically we travel in comfortable vans or buses, often with local drivers who are familiar with the roads and destinations. Usually, there is only one vehicle, as the sizes of our groups are typically small, but occasionally there will be two vehicles that keep in contact with each other by radio. In some tours, we use airplane flights to cover large distances and in a few cases we travel by boat, often with fantastic scenery and wildlife watching along the way!

About our prices

We will make every effort to charge the prices quoted in our catalog or detailed itineraries, but fluctuations in major currencies may force us to change tour prices at any time before departure. Current prices are listed on our website and reflect payment by cash/cheque. Prices for payment by credit card are higher, please contact us for these prices. Nearly all fees are quoted in US and Canadian dollars and can be paid in either currency. Contact us for payment in other currencies.  Single rooms, as available, will be provided upon request for an additional fee. For participants traveling alone but wishing to share a room, Eagle-Eye Tours will arrange for a roommate, if possible. If a roommate is not available, the single supplement will be charged.  

Trips & Specials

Group discounts are available for groups of 4 or more booking together on most of our land tours. The group size and applicable discount are: 4 or 5 people, 5% discount; 6 or 7 people, 7% discount; 8 or 9 people, 9% discount; and 10 or more people, 10% discount. These group discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other Eagle-Eye Tours promotion.

12 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,425

Highlights

  • Acclaimed gardens with varied designs and styles in the green rolling English countryside, and excellent birding in the well-established network of nature reserves and national parks that occur across England.
  • April is a delightful month to be in England; mild and pleasant, fine evenings. The start of the breeding season for birds, and delightful spring & early summer flowers in gardens.
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