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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 Jul 6 — Jul 12, 2014

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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 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.marathoninn.com

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, July 06 - Registration/Introduction to Marine Mammals
Arrive To: Check in, registration

Dinner: Dinner in main dining room and orientation in Annex Lounge: introduction to marine mammals: 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 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.marathoninn.com

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, July 07 - Whale Watching Expedition
Note: Board and disembark vessel. Some walking and standing.

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

Morning: Whale Watch 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: Continuation of boat trip

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

Evening: Birding introduction: 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 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.marathoninn.com

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, July 08 - Birding Field Trip/Grand Manan Museum (Alan Moses...
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: Land birding field trip

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 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.marathoninn.com

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, July 09 - Boat trip to Machias Seal Island to view nesting ...
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: Board the 'Days Catch' in Seal Cove and depart for Machias Seal Island to view nesting North Atlantic Puffins. We will go ashore and get in blinds if the weather permits or sail around the island which also offers close views.

Lunch: Bag lunch

Afternoon: Guided walk of Fisherman's Wharf: an expert led tour of a working facility with insight into the day to day activities of the local fishing industry.

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 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.marathoninn.com

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, July 10 - Ferry to White Head Island and visit a remote fis...
Ferry to White Head Island and visit a remote fishing village. J.J. Audubon visited here in 1833 and has attracted birders ever since. A great place for Great Cormerants and Boreal Chickadees.

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

Morning: Trip to White head Island

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Land birding field trip

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: A visit to the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station

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 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.marathoninn.com

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, July 11 - The Culture and Lifestyle of a Fishing Island, Fr...
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 and farewell get together

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, July 12 - Farewells and Departure
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at 6:50 a.m. for those who wish to depart on 7:30 a.m. ferry; full breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. for remainder

Morning: Please check out by 11:00 a.m.

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
1 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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