Getting on/off a motorcoach, driving approximately 2.5 hours, about 80 miles; ferry crossing to Brier Island is 24 minutes each way. Walking up to 2 miles; pavement, boardwalks, stairs, some uneven terrain.
At the hotel.
We’ll set off for Brier Island by coach and ferry. With the Fundy tides, this area is a wonderful place to spot seabirds of all kinds; including piping plover, gannets, warblers, nuthatches, hawks, and merlins. Digby Neck, known for its natural beauty, is a peninsula made of two ancient lava flows. Next, we’ll join our naturalist on an exploration in search of whales and seabirds in the Bay of Fundy. We’ll board a boat at Brier Island, composed of rugged Basalt shorelines and weathered forests. The local population, just over 200 people, is outnumbered by hundreds of seals along the coast and thousands of migrating birds who visit the island year after year. As the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy funnel sea life into the bay, the waters surrounding Brier Island become a haven for feeding Humpbacks, Right Whales and Minke, making for some of the best whale watching anywhere in North America.
On board the boat, we’ll have box lunches that include sandwich/wrap, drink, and snack.
We’ll return to the resort with some free time this afternoon to explore the activities on-site. Options include swimming, bicycling/hiking trails, croquet field, shuffleboard; 18-hole Stanley Thompson Golf Course and a giant-sized outdoor chess board.
At the hotel, try Digby’s world-famous scallops as part of a plated meal. We’ll enjoy a presentation by a local expert about the scallop industry before our meal.