About Moose Tours
So you want to get up close to the largest animal in the north woods?
Young’s Guide Service provides you with the exceptional experience for seeing and photographing moose. Your tour will be private, in one of our clean, comfortable, fully equipped 4×4 vehicles where everyone has a window seat, unlike a van. Our tours are limited to the best moose viewing times, which means only 2 tours per day, so you aren’t rushed and there is time to search out some of the spectacular sights. Since the tour is private, you and your family have Chris’s full, undivided attention as he shares his knowledge of moose, the woods and the area. Chris is a Registered Maine Guide with over 20 years of guiding experience. He has spent much of his life learning the habits and “language” of the Maine moose and earned the title of National Moose Calling Champion. Chris will guide you to the best spots at the best viewing times (the first and last 4 hours of daylight), and has an over 90% viewing success rate for these private tours.
Our tours begin in June, when the bulls have just started their annual growth of moose antlers, and the cows have calved one or two baby moose. July is the period of rapid antler growth for the bulls. By mid-September they have shed the velvet covering and sport the hard moose antlers for the breeding season, which lasts through early October. At this time, the bulls often aggressively respond to calling.
Many consider this one of the most unique things to do in Maine and a high-point of outdoor recreation.
Rates & Policies
We only do Private tours, which means you won’t be with anyone you don’t know and you will have a relaxing, no pressure experience. Party size is limited to a maximum of 7 people, which means lots of personal attention, no crowds and no obstructed views.
Morning or evening moose tours last 3-4 hours. Morning moose tours are typically scheduled for the first four hours of the morning. Evening moose tours span the last 4 hours of the day.
$400 3 to 4 Hour (2 people)
$25 each additional person
A 50% deposit will secure your reservation. Spur of the moment trips are okay too, but subject to availability.
Call for info and reservations: 207-695-2661 or email Young’s Guide Service
Private Moose Photography Tours
Private photography tours are specifically designed for wildlife photographers. Whether it is the correct lightening, positioning, background or even facial gestures, Chris goes out of his way to try for the perfect photo opportunity that wildlife photographers strive for. These tours are 4 hours long and are limited to two photographers per tour.
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What to Bring
Proper clothing is a must – make sure you bring:
- Hat or cap
- Long pants
- Sweatshirt or vest
- Rain jacket
- Bug spray
- Personal snacks
- Non-alcoholic drinks
- Sunglasses (tethers are good idea so that you can get to your optics quickly)
If a moose tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, your Moose Safari will be rescheduled upon availability or refunded, your choice.