5378
Grand Manan Island
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.
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Program No. 5378RJ
Length
7 days
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
Getting There
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DAY
1
Arrivals and Introduction to Grand Manan
Grand Manan Island, NB
D
Marathon Inn

Dinner: Dinner in main dining room

Evening: orientation in Annex Lounge.Whale introduction; slide/lecture format

DAY
2
Whale Watching Expedition
Grand Manan Island, NB
B,L,D
Marathon Inn

Activity note: Boarding and Disembarking Vessel. Some walking and standing.

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

Morning: A whale watching boat trip to seek minke, fin, humpback and North Atlantic right whales, porpoise and dolphins. Look for shearwaters, jeagers, phalaropes, kittiwakes, gannets & guillemots.

Lunch: Lunch on board vessel

Afternoon: Whale watch continues into afternoon

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: Whales & Seabirds: slide/lecture format

DAY
3
Birding Field Trip, Grand Manan Museum
Grand Manan Island, NB
B,L,D
Marathon Inn

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

Morning: Land based birding field trips to discover nesting boreal species and wood warblers.

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Guided visit to Grand Manan Museum (includes fisheries & geology exhibit); also home 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.

DAY
4
Whale Watching Expedition
Grand Manan Island, NB
B,L,D
Marathon Inn

Activity note: Boarding and Disembarking Vessel. Some walking and standing.

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

Morning: A second whale watching boat trip to seek minke, fin, humpback and North Atlantic right whales, porpoise and dolphins. Look for shearwaters, jeagers, phalaropes, kittiwakes, gannets & guillemots.

Lunch: On board vessel

Afternoon: Whale watch continues

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: Birds: slide/lecture format

DAY
5
Birding Field Trip
Grand Manan Island, NB
B,L,D
Marathon Inn

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

Morning: A second land based birding field trip.

Lunch: Bag Lunch

Afternoon: Birding field trip continues into afternoon

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

DAY
6
The Culture and Lifestyle of a Fishing Island
Grand Manan Island, NB
B,L,D
Marathon Inn

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

DAY
7
Farewells and Departure
Grand Manan Island, NB
B

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