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Birding in Grand Manan Island

Unique birding programs designed for travelers age 50+!

Set in the context of the shorebird migration, experience the natural beauty of Grand Manan at the pace of bygone times aboard a 56-foot pilot ketch during this exceptional whaling and birding adventure. Grand Manan’s Fundy Bay is one of the top ten whale watch destinations in the world, with sightings of basking sharks, dolphins and tuna possible, too. Spot a multitude of seabirds including phalaropes, shearwaters, petrels, puffins and gannets, and experience the amazing Fundy tides from a floating slip.

Birding Tours in Grand Manan Island
Birding Tours in Grand Manan Island

Each Birding Adventure includes:

  • All lodgings & most meals
  • Expert-led lectures & field trips
  • Hands-on experiences & performances
  • All gratuities
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
Birding Tours in Grand Manan Island

Favorite Experiences:

  • Spend a day among such whales as finback, humpback, minke, the rare North Atlantic right whale and their calves.
  • Take a ferry trip to White Head Island where J.J. Audubon spent time collecting birds in 1833.
  • View fishing weirs and salmon cages and visit a small whale and seabird research station.



A university of the world, Not-for-Profit Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for nearly 50 years.

Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.