What Our Guests Say

As a pilot myself, I want to say your pilots are top-notch, very professional. Not only courteous, but friendly. Your accommodations were beyond expectations. We weren’t roughing it. We were living in luxury! See you next year!

Nick Sprague

Green Bay, Wisconsin

The fishing was unlike anything I have ever experienced. Could catch walleyes at will. Wildlife was amazing too. Accommodations were very comfortable.

Mike Zindars

Delaware, Ohio

This was one of our best trips to Canada in 28 years, the place was great as was the fishing. We truly hope to return

David & Darlene Conrad

Howards Grove, Wisconsin

This was our first trip to Canada, and we had an excellent time… My dad and brothers and I can’t wait to come back. We will see you again.

Al Fletcher

Merrill, Wisconsin

I have been with you for 4 years and it has just been awesome. All the people are so friendly and helpful. I appreciate your service and hope we can continue to enjoy it.

Tony Obrien

Waseca, Minnesota

My son treated me to this trip. I never had as much fun. We caught many very nice fish. Of all the fishing trips this one without a doubt is the best that includes fishing in Mexico many times.

Richard Bohanon

El Paso, Texas

Another excellent summer trip with Excellent Adventures. Nothing but outstanding comments about your staff, assistance in preparation, flights, outposts and fishing. Excellent Adventures has become our provider of choice for Canadian wilderness adventures.

Tom Bellamy

Plymouth, Minnesota

Had a great time last year on our moose hunt. Faron and Joyce have a first-class operation. Highly recommended, can’t wait to go back! Fishing is outstanding also!

Brian Johnson


Great trip with a great variety of fish. Can catch plenty of walleye, pike, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and perch. All in the same day. You will not get bored.

Marty Meyers

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Had a great time. Fishing was excellent. Seen a lot of game. Could not ask for a better trip. Thanks!

Milton Dallas, Sr.

Seymour, Wisconsin

This trip was something I’ve wanted to do all my life. I’m now 75 years old and the trip was a dream come true. Everything about the trip was great!

Mary Gallishaw

Texas City, Texas

We had a great time. The fishing was amazing, and the scenery was unbeatable. it was the best walleye fishing I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Excellent Adventures for both their fishing and accommodations.

K.P. Sedlacek

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Personal attention to details by the Bucklers is the best we have seen in over 15 outpost trips.

John Pogue

Madison, Wisconsin

Your cabin and equipment were top notch. The fishing was great, and we had a wonderful and memorable time. I will be recommending Excellent Adventures to my friends. Thank you!

Tom Zindars

Middleton, Wisconsin

I have been to over 30 outposts from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Yours would rank in the top 5% for cleanliness, working equipment and being well provisioned. I was impressed with the efficiency and quality of your operation.

Ed Clark

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Excellent accommodations and fishing. Truly a great time.

Brian Nelson

Mazomanie, Wisconsin

Fantastic trip…Love the plank walk and running water in the fish house. Wonderful hosts and very accommodating. First time in 6 years we have contemplated returning to the same camp.

Robert Haldrop

Nashville, Tennessee

In 25 years of coming to Cat Island you people do it the best! We’ll be back soon.

Bart Nixon Sr.

Oklahoma City, OK

My trips to Excellent Adventures are among the best vacations I’ve ever taken. I hope to be able to come back at least once a year. I loved having luxuries like hot water, lights, a full kitchen in the midst of such beauty and remoteness. And the fishing! We couldn’t find a spot where they didn’t bite. Thank you all, for everything. You have a quality operation and staff. The personal attention was fantastic.

Sally Heidmann

Nisswa, Minnesota

Just wanted to let you guys know me and Howie thoroughly enjoyed or trip last week. The fishing was unbelievable. The accommodation, meals were great, and the hospitality and service of your staff made us feel totally welcome. We’re already planning next summers visit with a bigger gang.
P.S. The addition of the new 40hp Yamaha’s and the bigger boats with the casting decks made the trip.

Mike Bingham

Bellingham, WA

Thank you so much for a great trip. The weather was tough for moving moose, but the camp and service was tremendous. My friends and family greatly enjoyed the entire trip. Thanks for everything you did to make that possible.

Scott Nordstrom

Middlebrook, VA

Faron, Joyce, Marla and special thanks to our guide, Rob. It’s been a month, but the Great memories are still in our thoughts.

Dennis, Barbara and Kent Anderson

Bloomfield, IA

I wanted to thank you both for putting together a fantastic and memorable trip at Cat Island. I have gotten nothing but high praise for all the hard work you both put into it. Hopefully we can make this an annual event.

Rick Burns

Bankers Fidelity, Atlanta, GA

You folks are first class. We have been coming to Canada for 32 years and this was one of the best ever facilities. God Bless!

Les York

South Port, OH

Faron/Joyce, I can’t thank you two and staff enough for making this year’s trip to Cat Island one of the best I have had since I started going there. Your company name Excellent Adventures says it all…from the reception to leaving you could not ask for more. The food was over the top: service from the dock to the table was spot on and the “welcome feeling” pulled it all together. Ya got it right! Thank You.

Don Powell

Remer, MN

Faron, just wanted to tell you I had a great time at Cat Island last week. The place is great, and you and your wife are 1st class along with all your guides and the gals in the Lodge. Our group is already thinking about next year.

Joe Scandroli

Scandroli Construction Co., Rockford, IL

I just wanted to thank you all again for a wonderful trip. You guys do everything first class. You make us feel like we are the only ones that you have to get in and out of these Outposts.

Just when I think the fishing isn’t getting any better, it does year after year. The new guys that went up this year can’t stop talking about how much fun it was and can’t wait till next year.

Eric Johnsong

Cratonsville, WI

From start to finish our fly & dine package with Excellent Adventures to Cat Island was magical. Everything was perfect. Cannot recommend this experience enough!

Sophie Castonguay


Had a great time. Great food, fishing was more than I could imagine. Lodge was beautiful and the friendliest people I have ever met. Took this trip as part of my bucket list and loved every second of it. Can’t say enough. Only gave 5 stars because there isn’t any more stars.

Robbie Faber