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GRAND MANAN ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK

Grand Manan Nature Walks: Wildflowers, Lighthouses and Tide Pools

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Program #16371RJ
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.
Equipment Requirements
Must provide own binoculars.

Itinerary for Jun 15 — Jun 21, 2014

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Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundu 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, June 15 - Check In/"Wondrous Realm of the Intertidal Zone"
Arrive To: Check in, registration

Dinner: Dinner in main dining room and orientation in Annex Lounge.

Evening: Wondrous Realm of the Intertidal Zone: Preamble to tide pool field trip. Slide /lecture format with a specialst in marine biology of the Bay of Fundy region where the tides are 25 feet.

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundu 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, June 16 - Tide Pools/Whale and Seabird Research Station/"Se...
Tide Pools/Whale and Seabird Research Station/"Seabirds and Nesting Seabird Colonies"

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

Morning: Field trip to tide pools. Walk across the ocean floor with a marine biologist to explore and learn about the hidden world of the inter tidal zone. See and learn about the plentiful fauna such as dulse, sea lettuce. Irish moss and kelp. Search among rocks covered with veils of knotted wrack for nurseries of sea stars, crabs, whelks, periwinkles, larval fish, mussels and baby lobster.

Lunch: Lunch at the inn.

Afternoon: Guided visit to a small whale and seabird research station, plus instructional walk of a working wharf.

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: Seabirds and nesting seabird colonies: slide/lecture format with a specialist in marine birds.

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 Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundu 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, June 17 - Grand Manan Archipelago/"Land Birds of Grand Mana...
Breakfast: At inn: 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 such as dolphins, seals, whales and basking sharks. Sail past fog stations, light houses, salmon farming sites, weirs and working fishing boats.

Lunch: Lunch on board sail boat.

Afternoon: Boat trip continues in the afternoon.

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: Land Birds of Grand Manan: Slide/lecture format with experienced ornithologist and naturalists.

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 Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundu 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, June 18 -
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: Land field trip to seek nesting boreal species and wood warblers, nesting ducks and raptors such as peregrine falcons and eagles.

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Free time to explore on your own.

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: Night hike for owls.

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 Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundu 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, June 19 - Botany field trip/"Botanical Wonders of Grand Man...
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: Botany field trip.

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Nature walk.

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: Botanical Wonders of Grand Manan: Slide/lecture format with local botanist.

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 Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundu 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, June 20 -
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 the various aspects of the fishing industry

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, June 21 -
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.

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.
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