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GRAND MANAN ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK

Grand Manan Island: A Whale and Birding Paradise

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Program #5378RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Must provide own binoculars.

Itinerary for Aug 11 — Aug 17, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and the Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall", Swallowtail light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations ** Free internet and free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 11 - Arrivals and Introduction to Grand Manan
Arrive To: Check in, registration

Dinner: Dinner in main dining room

Evening: Orientation in Annex Lounge.Whale introduction; slide/lecture format

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and the Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall", Swallowtail light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations ** Free internet and free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 12 - Whale Watching Expedition
Note: Boarding and Disembarking Vessel. Some walking and standing.

Breakfast: At inn; hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; tea; coffee

Morning: A whale watching boat trip to seek minke, fin, humpback and North Atlantic right whales, porpoise and dolphins. Look for shearwaters,jeagers, phalaropes, kittiwakes, gannets & guillemots.

Lunch: Lunch on board vessel

Afternoon: Whale watch continues into afternoon

Dinner: At inn: set appetizer & dessert, (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily; preorder after breakfast each day

Evening: Whales & Seabirds: slide/lecture format

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and the Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall", Swallowtail light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations ** Free internet and free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 13 - Birding Field Trip, Grand Manan Museum
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: Land based birding field trips to discover nesting boreal species and wood warblers.

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Guided visit to Grand Manan Museum (includes fisheries & geology exhibit); also home of of the renowned Alan Moses bird collection; many local cultural artifacts.

Dinner: At inn: set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, must preorder after breakfast each day.

Evening: Sunset at the Whistle. Sunset, birds, lighthouses and marine mammals from this cliff top perch, high above the Bay of Fundy.

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and the Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall", Swallowtail light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations ** Free internet and free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 14 - Whale Watching Expedition
Note: Boarding and Disembarking Vessel. Some walking and standing.

Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: A second whale watching boat trip to seek minke, fin, humpback and North Atlantic right whales, porpoise and dolphins. Look for shearwaters,jeagers, phalaropes, kittiwakes, gannets & guillemots.

Lunch: On board vessel

Afternoon: Whale watch continues

Dinner: At inn: set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, preorder after breakfast each day.

Evening: Birds: slide/lecture format

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and the Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall", Swallowtail light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations ** Free internet and free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 15 - Birding Field Trip
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: A second land based birding field trip.

Lunch: Bag Lunch

Afternoon: Birding field trip continues into afternoon

Dinner: At inn: set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, preorder after breakfast each day.

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and the Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall", Swallowtail light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations ** Free internet and free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, August 16 - The Culture and Lifestyle of a Fishing Island
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: Field trip to visit and learn about various aspects of the fishing industry past and present, reflecting the culture and lifestyle of a fishing island. Visit lobster pounds, smoked herring stands, dulsing operations, boat building, salt fish operation, visit a small fishers' supply store.

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Free afternoon

Dinner: Choice of lobster or steak dinner

Evening: Graduation & Farewell Get Together

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, August 17 - Farewells and Departure
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at 6:15 am for those who wish to depart on 7:30 am ferry; full breakfast begins at 7:30 for remainder

Morning: Please check out by 11:00 am

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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