"Unfortunately you don't allow a score higher than 5 because that's what we would give our guide Eric. Eric's knowledge and enthusiam for Alaska and its wildlife was mind-blowing and infectious. We learned so much and LAUGHED our way through the trip. There was nothing we didn't like. My husband and I liked everything!! The opportunity to fly by Denali by plane was amazing, floating amongst the ice on the raft at Spencer Lake (Girdwood), getting up close and personal to the moose, and BEARS, BEARS, BEARS.We had set the bar high for this trip and the performance EXCEEDED the promise."
"Eric was beyond exceptional. His total devotion to the smooth running of the trip and the comfort of the clients was utterly amazing. In addition, although being around bears can never be 100% risk free, I had complete trust in Eric's ability to handle any situation that might arise. I would sign up in a second for any trip guided by him. Generally I'm not a group travel person, but I have been so impressed by the dedication and professionalism of NatHab on my two trips so far, and by Eric's guiding in particular on this trip, that I'm happy to make you the exception. Every detail, from the accommodations to the great mix of activities, had clearly been very carefully thought out with an eye to providing the best experience possible. I had high expectations, but the trip wildly exceeded them. Thank you to everyone at NatHab for providing such an unfogettable experience."
"Eric was an exceptional leader. Excellent instructer, whether novice or advanced. Made the trip most enjoyable whatever the weather was. Was always there to help and inform!"
"Eric Rick was fantastic! Great insights into Alaska's regions and wildlife and a greater photographic coach/teacher. I don't think we stopped laughing throughout the trip."
"They broke the mold with Eric! He is the ultimate expedition leader, with extraordinary patience and extensive knowledge of the areas visited. Undoubtably, he is a valued asset to NatHab."
“I enjoyed the BEARS the most. Surprisingly, I also enjoyed having to wait to get to them. I enjoyed each day of the trip more than the day before. I had expected to be chomping at the bit to get to the bears, but they were the icing on the rest of the cake. I didn’t think I would enjoy the photographic focus of the trip, but I did. Eric was extremely patient, informative, and helpful to each of us. He didn’t laugh at my total lack of photographic knowledge when he had every reason to! Eric was amazing. His depth of knowledge on every subject was mind-boggling. His sense of humor was very much appreciated. He was kind, courteous, and attentive to all ten of us. His “talks” were informative and interesting. He was masterful at controlling the group without our feeling we were being managed. Eric enhanced the value of my trip. I even learned lots about photography!”
“This trip exceeded our expectations! There was not a thing that we did not enjoy. We are thankful to our guide for sharing his knowledge and passion with us. He was able to answer all questions whether it was about photography or wildlife in detail. He made a wonderful trip spectacular.”
“Eric was a fabulous guide. I appreciated his intimate knowledge of the flora and fauna, and enjoyed the inspiration we all felt from his passion for Alaska. He is a terrific educator and storyteller; his anecdotes, personal reflections and good humor will make so much of the information we learned memorable. He managed very skillfully a wide-range of personality styles, outdoors skills, and photographic experience and knowledge amongst our small group. As a complete beginner photographer, I found him kind and patient, and very generous in sharing his equipment."
“Eric went above and beyond to make sure his travelers were comfortable and happy. He is extremely knowledgeable of the wildlife and cultures of the area. Also, as this was a photography trip, it was great that he shared his skills and experience with us. I could not have asked for a better guide.”
"Eric was the absolute best Expedition Leader that I have ever encountered in all my travels. He was tireless in attending to the details and our comfort and well being. I was amazed at his technical and personal knowledge of the subject matter, including natural history, geography, plant and animal life, photography, etc."
"We were so excited to be able to experience so many different activities that all related to our goal of photography and nature - your planners have done a wonderful job."
"We loved everything about the trip. The activities were fun and we learned a lot about the wildlife, geography and people of Alaska."