Testimonials from Participants


Our participants are our highest priority.  Your satisfaction is paramount and we aim to make your trip an unforgettable, educational, enjoyable, and satisfying experience.  We will share your feedback with other participants and potential future participants.  We often receive lots of positive feedback.  Sometimes we drop the ball, and those are the emails that make us try harder the next time around.  99% of our participants think we are doing a great job.  The 1% that are honest about our need for improvement are also the participants we want to work hard to impress.  We are striving each trip to improve over the last.  If you wish to share your experience with us, please do so by emailing us at info@paulagics.com let us know if you’d like your testimonial posted on this page!

Most Recent

From Cape May, NJ January 27, 2018 Pelagic…

Yesterday was my first pelagic trip and thank you very much for a well run and supported excursion. When the participant list was called, I thought to myself “wow, these are the names I see on eBird.” Everything was executed expertly and you kept the attendees well informed.
As I mentioned on departure, I will be sailing with you again since my experience was excellent. I appreciate your attention to the attendees and my thanks to you and your experts for getting us on the birds.
John M.
Lambertville, NJ

From the Cape May, NJ February 7, 2015 Pelagic…

Good morning: Just wanted to express my gratitude for a great pelagic Saturday. I am so glad it worked out for John and me. We really had a great time. Five target birds were seen well. The leader’s were outstanding and did an excellent job of getting us on the birds. Its to bad the gulls did not cooperate as I would have liked to see the Gannet in close. However, five life birds is a big plus as well as for a reason to do this again next winter.
Again Thanks, from John and Ron. Ron Sempier, Marion, Ohio

I was on your Feb 7 trip out of Cape May. It was my first pelagic trip, and you made it a great adventure. Your leader, spotters and boat captain/crew did an excellent job.    Many thanks. John Games


From the Belmar, NJ January 2, 2015 Pelagic…

“Hi there – just wanted to say that the trip was great and I would do it again in a heart beat. It was my first pelagic and you made it an experience to remember. I can now spend the weekend sifting through gannet shots!” – John B.

From the Freeport, NY August 11-12, 2014 Trip…

“Thanks for a great trip. I learned a lot about tubenoses (now the illustrations in a variety of books mean a lot more to me)! I will definitely join you (schedule permitting) for the winter trip to work on the alcids. Safe journeys, and thank you again.”
-With my best regards, Drew Haluska

“I am just writing to thank you both for making the arrangements and leading this week’s pelagic trip. How we lucked out with the weather was amazing. Had it been a Tue-Wed trip instead of Mon-Tue, it would have had to be cancelled. So many factors just clicked in place and it was a fantastic trip in every way, fun hanging out with old friends and meeting new friends. And the birds, the birds! I saw 4 life birds (Fea’s petrel, White-faced storm-petrel, Audubon’s shearwater and Band-rumped storm-petrel). The stars were of course the first two, but to me seeing so many Band-rumped and Leach’s Storm-petrels in the flocks of Wilson’s Storm-petrel was definitely the experience that built my skills as a birdwatcher the most. Those morning hours were truly priceless!”
-thank you and good birding, Anders Peltomaa

” Thank you so much for running the trip last weekend.  As my first pelagic, it was one of the most uncomfortable times I’ve ever spent – I’m more Dryad than Mermaid – but I’m so glad I went!  Every bird we saw was a lifer for me, it doesn’t get any better than that…:-).  And to top off the weekend, I did get to see the Whiskered Tern.  I had a great time, the participants were very nice, several people helped with identifying birds, and the leaders were excellent in calling out where to see whatever wildlife we came across.  Having knowledgeable leaders spotted all around the boat was very helpful for those of us who don’t have much experience with sea birds – there was always someone handy to ask!

– Good birding, Charlene Dzielak

Thank you for the great trip this past weekend! I want to  say how much fun George, Anna, and I had while adding three life birds to our  list and a life jellyfish!  It was great to meet up with my PhD mentor and friend – an unexpected surprise – and the crew/spotters were excellent.  I can’t wait to sign up for a winter pelagic and look forward to going out with you again.”   – P. Eppig  http://naturalmidatlantic.blogspot.com/