Frequently Asked Questions
- Why should I use your services instead of booking a trip myself?
- How much do your services cost?
- Do you offer trips without full time guides where we can bring our own food?
- Are family trips available?
- Do you book my airfare as part of the trip?
- I'm not ready to travel this year but want to be included on a mailing list. Is that possible?
- In your list of offerings I don't see the trip I'm interested in. Can you still help?
- Do you have a reference list?
Why should I use your services instead of booking a trip myself?
By using our services, you receive the following; We fish and hunt with all of our outfitters prior to ever marketing their services, and continue to visit them periodically. This enables us to provide current, detailed information, gained from personal experience. There is no guess work to our evaluation of our outfitters. We will only use outfitters and lodges who subscribe to our vision of total satisfaction for every customer, every time.
How much do your services cost?
There are NEVER any costs for our services. Our fees are paid entirely by the outfitters that we represent.
Do you offer trips without full time guides where we can bring our own food?
We offer adventures for every budget. Self guided trips, where you provide and cook your own food, which are called European Plan packages, are available with several of our outfitters/lodges. We explain the differences very carefully, between allowing the outfitter to provide all services, including food and guides, versus addressing these areas by yourself. We are careful to ensure that clients understand that in some circumstances, our customers are far better served to let the professionals attend to all services, providing far better chances for success.
Are family trips available?
We have family trips for trout, northern pike and walleye at different lodges. Outfitters at these locations are more than happy to provide advice and instruction, along with maps, tackle suggestions, and local knowledge.
Do you book my airfare as part of the trip?
Our services can range from simply arranging your adventure with the outfitter to handling all details of your trip, including air travel, hotel information, complete directions if traveling via vehicle, etc. We offer the services of one of Maine’s most successful travel agencies, as well as the most successful Canadian agent for flights originating in the US, flying into Canada. From the time that you leave your home until you arrive at the outfitters destination, we are there with you for every step of the journey, again at no cost to you.
I'm not ready to travel this year but want to be included on a mailing list. Is that possible?
We encourage you to talk with us about sports travel in succeeding seasons. Virtually on a daily basis, we are booking and discussing adventures with existing and future customers. For example, we are now accepting deposits and arranging a hunt for a group of caribou hunters who will accompany us on one of our “Hosted Adventures” caribou hunts next year. We maintain an ongoing and very extensive backlog of clients who express interest in an adventure in the coming year or beyond. We have a follow-up system in place and, after initial discussions and mailing of pertinent literature, we contact you at the appropriate moment to start the process for your trip in plenty of time to be sure that we can meet your window of time requirements. We offer what are called “Hosted Adventures” for those who prefer the simplicity of leaving the details of travel to us. We meet the clients at a pre-arranged location and they follow our lead from start to finish. We make the process of traveling ( with or without firearms) into Canada, Chile or Africa trouble-free by providing all necessary documents, and assisting with the process of dealing with Customs officials. We know where the “jump-off” place is, we know where the hotels, dining, correct routes for travel, and all the endless details of travel in today’s world. We ensure that you are where you need to be, when you need to be there, well-prepared and ready to begin your adventure with us.
In your list of offerings I don't see the trip I'm interested in. Can you still help?
We have owned Fins and Furs Adventures since its inception twenty-three years ago. We are well-known and respected in our industry. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us and ask! We are constantly searching for new and exciting adventures to offer to our many clients. We are also a valuable resource for information. We have no qualms about providing information or offering a critique for new concepts and ideas.
Do you have a reference list?
We encourage you to ask for references! We have hundreds of customers and are very happy to place you in contact with them for referral information for any of the world-wide, world-class lodges and outfitters that we work with. Remember, we hunt and fish with all of our outfitters, unlike other agents in our industry, and can, using experience and information gained through personal, on-site contact with the outfitters give a professional, honest description of services and amenities.