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GRAND MANAN ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK

Fundy Spring and Fall Migrations: Birding on Grand Manan Island

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Program #5377RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
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Must provide own binoculars.

Itinerary for May 18 — May 24, 2014

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Type: Inn

Description: The Marathon Inn is everything you would expect of a hotel originally built over a century ago by a retired sea captain. The Inn has been well maintained over the years and has recently been refurbished. It still retains the charm and leisurly living of another age. Antiques and period decor complement the mood. You will be welcomed and served with gracious hospitality during your stay. The rooms are sun-clean and inviting with private bath.

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

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, May 18 - Arrivals, Welcome Dinner and Birding Introduction
Arrive To: Check in, registration

Dinner: In main dining room and orientation in Annex Lounge

Evening: Birding introduction

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Marathon Inn is everything you would expect of a hotel originally built over a century ago by a retired sea captain. The Inn has been well maintained over the years and has recently been refurbished. It still retains the charm and leisurly living of another age. Antiques and period decor complement the mood. You will be welcomed and served with gracious hospitality during your stay. The rooms are sun-clean and inviting with private bath.

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

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, May 19 - Birding Field Trip, Fisherman's Wharf
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

Hot or cold cereal, fruit, hot entree (cook's choice; changes daily) juice, coffee, tea

Morning: Birding Field Trip

Lunch: At the Inn

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 the Inn, set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, pre order after breakfast each day

Evening: Birding: slide/lecture format

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: The Marathon Inn is everything you would expect of a hotel originally built over a century ago by a retired sea captain. The Inn has been well maintained over the years and has recently been refurbished. It still retains the charm and leisurly living of another age. Antiques and period decor complement the mood. You will be welcomed and served with gracious hospitality during your stay. The rooms are sun-clean and inviting with private bath.

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

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, May 20 - Birding Boat Trip, "Seabirds and Marine Mammals"
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

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

Morning: Boat trip through the beautiful Grand Manan archipelago to seek nesting Black Guillemots, Alcids such as Puffins and Razorbills; early migratory seabirds such as gannets. loons, phalaropes and other marine creatures.

Lunch: On board vessel

Afternoon: Continuation of boat trip

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

Evening: Seabirds & Marine Mammals: lecture/slide format

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: The Marathon Inn is everything you would expect of a hotel originally built over a century ago by a retired sea captain. The Inn has been well maintained over the years and has recently been refurbished. It still retains the charm and leisurly living of another age. Antiques and period decor complement the mood. You will be welcomed and served with gracious hospitality during your stay. The rooms are sun-clean and inviting with private bath.

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

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, May 21 - White Head Island Birding
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

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

Morning: Bus and barge ferry to White Head Island for field trip with rich birding opportunities in varied terrain of quarzite cliffs, bogs, sand beaches. Experience the quaintness of a truly remote island community.

Lunch: Bag lunch provided

Afternoon: Continuation of birding field trip to White Head Island

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

Evening: Free evening after dinner

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: The Marathon Inn is everything you would expect of a hotel originally built over a century ago by a retired sea captain. The Inn has been well maintained over the years and has recently been refurbished. It still retains the charm and leisurly living of another age. Antiques and period decor complement the mood. You will be welcomed and served with gracious hospitality during your stay. The rooms are sun-clean and inviting with private bath.

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

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, May 22 - Anchorage Bird Sanctuary, Grand Manan Museum
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

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

Morning: A land based field trip to Anchorage Beach and the Long Pond Migratory Bird Sanctuary which offers great birding opportunities to view ducks and shorebirds during the Spring Migration.

Lunch: At the 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 the Inn, set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, pre order after breakfast each day.

Evening: "Living Tides of Fundy" video

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: The Marathon Inn is everything you would expect of a hotel originally built over a century ago by a retired sea captain. The Inn has been well maintained over the years and has recently been refurbished. It still retains the charm and leisurly living of another age. Antiques and period decor complement the mood. You will be welcomed and served with gracious hospitality during your stay. The rooms are sun-clean and inviting with private bath.

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

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, May 23 - Lifestyle and Culture of a Fishing Community
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

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 the 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, May 24 - Farewells and Departure
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at 6:15 a.m. for those who wish to depart on the 7:30 a.m. ferry. Full breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. for remainder

Morning: Check out time is 11:00 a.m. Hotel shuttle departs from inn at 6:45 a.m. to connect with first morning ferry

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Grand Manan Island, NB
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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
3 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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