New Brunswick
Grand Manan Island: A Whale and Birding Paradise
From North Atlantic puffins to migrating dolphins and whales, from historic Swallowtail lighthouse to a legacy of artists and writers, discover the many wonders of Grand Manan Island.
Program No. 5378RJ
7 days
Starts at
7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6B 5L 6D
Whale Watching Expedition
Grand Manan Island, NB
Whale Watching Expedition
Grand Manan Island, NB
Birding Field Trip
Grand Manan Island, NB
Farewells and Departure
Grand Manan Island, NB
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At a Glance

Set in the context of the shorebird migration, experience the natural beauty of Grand Manan at the pace of bygone times 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.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend the day among whales, watching for finback, humpback, minke and 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.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html Includes round-trip transfers from St. John with pick-up/drop off at airport or hotels.

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