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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 21 — Jul 27, 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, July 21 -
Arrive To: Check in, registration

Dinner: Dinner in main dining room and orientation in Annex Lounge; An Introduction to Grand Manan: 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, July 22 - Whale Watch and Birding Expeditions
Note: Boarding and disembarking boats. Some walking and standing.

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

Morning: The group will split in two for whale/puffin boat trips only to facilitate going ashore into bird blinds. Roommates always in same group; friends by request.

One group will take a 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.

The other group visits Machias Seal Island, southernmost breeding site of the North Atlantic puffin! During the nesting season it is home to thousands of pelagic birds, the most famous species is the Atlantic Puffin but you can also delight in viewing Razorbill Auks and Common and Artic Terns. Look for Shearwaters, Wilson's Strom Petrels, Phalaropes, Jeagers, Gannets, Guillemots & Eider Ducks en route.

Lunch: Lunch on board vessel & bag lunch

Afternoon: Boat trips continue into afternoon

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

Evening: Seal Island 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, July 23 - Whale watch and Birding Expeditions
Note: Boarding and disembarking boats. Some walking and standing.

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

Morning: We reverse the activities from the previous day, remaining in our small groups to facilitate viewing from bird blinds. Half of group to the Whale Watch boat trip; Half of group to Seal Island boat trip to view puffins.

Lunch: Lunch on board vessel & bag lunch

Afternoon: Boat trips continue into 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: Seabirds & 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 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, July 24 - Fisherman's Wharf, Grand Manan Museum, Sunset at ...
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: 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

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 Five: Thursday, July 25 - Dark Side of the Island Boat Trip, Seabird Resear...
Breakfast: At inn: hot or cold cereal; fruit; hot entree (cook's choice, changes daily); juice; coffee; tea.

Morning: Dark Side of the Island boat trip

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Guided visit to Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station

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: 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, July 26 - 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, July 27 - Farewells and Departures
Breakfast: Hotel shuttle departs from inn at 6:45 am to connect with first am ferry. Continental breakfast at 6:15 am for those who wish to depart on the 7:30 am ferry; full breakfast begins at 7:30 am 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
3 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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