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GRAND MANAN ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK

Grand Manan Island: Adventure Sea Kayaking

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Program #8850RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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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Itinerary for Aug 31 — Sep 6, 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, August 31 - Arrivals, Welcome Dinner, "Marine Mammals"
Arrive To: Check in, registration

Dinner: Dinner in main dining room

Evening: Orientation in Annex Lounge; 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 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, September 01 - Kayak Introducton, Whale Watching, Sunset at The ...
Note: Board and disembark vessel. Standing and walking.

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

Morning: Land based intro to sea kayaking at Marathon Inn and pool; focus and safety equipment and techniques.

Lunch: Picnic bag lunch to take on whale watch

Afternoon: Set sail on a 56 ft. pilot ketch to search for whales! possibility to view minke, finback, humpback and the rare North Atlantic right whale, porpoise and dolphins, as well as a variety of pelagic birds.

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

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 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, September 02 - Kayaking, Fisherman's Wharf, "Introduction to Gra...
Note: 3-hours on the water in a kayak.

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

Morning: 3-hour introductory paddling field trip with expert instruction and guides. Marvel at a vast untapped coastline that is constantly transformed by some of the largest tides in the world. 400 ft cliffs, hundred of sea birds, whales and seals are only some of what you will see as you spend the morning exploring.

Lunch: At 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. Visit a small whale & seabird resarch station

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: Intro to Grand Manan: 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 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, September 03 - Kayaking
Note: 3 hours on the water kayaking. Board and disembark vessel.

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

Morning: 3-hour paddling field trip with expert instruction and guides. Marvel at a vast untapped coastline that is constantly transformed by some of the largest tides in the world. 400 ft cliffs, hundred of sea birds, whales and seals are only some of what you will see as you spend the morning exploring.

Lunch: Bag lunch provided by inn

Afternoon: Free afternoon or option of a guided nature walk

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: Pelagic birds & more marine mammals 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 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, September 04 - More paddling: route to be decided according to g...
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: 3-hour paddling field trip with expert instruction and guides. Marvel at a vast untapped coastline that is constantly transformed by some of the largest tides in the world. 400 ft cliffs, hundred of sea birds, whales and seals are only some of what you will see as you spend the morning exploring.

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, 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 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, September 05 - Lifestyle and Culture of a Fishing Community
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: Afternoon free

Dinner: Choice of lobster or steak dinner

Evening: Graduation and Farewell Get Together

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, September 06 - 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.
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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