What to bring
Learn how lobsters are caught, see a salmon site and more
This tour runs approximately 3 hours
Water, warm jacket, comfortable shoes, camera, binoculars, hat, sunglasses, drinks and snacks (alcoholic beverages are not permitted). Doges are allowed. All tours are subject to weather conditions. It is recommended that you take and follow the instructions on the box for all anti-nausea tablets if your require them.
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Our one of a kind sightseeing trips depart from the North Head fisherman's wharf where we see a variety of several different fishing boats. Along the way, the captain will direct your attention to two houses side by side, which he grew up in, along with five generations of his family. We'll pass several unique geographical locations, with names such as "hole in the wall" and "seven days work".
We continue along the coast of the island for another 5-10 minutes. We make a stop at Long Island, where you'll get the opportunity to see 2 lobster traps hauled from the depth of the ocean. One is an older wooden trap, and another is a newer style wire trap.
We return the traps to the bottom once more, and head further along the island for our next stop, a salmon farm along side of Long Island. This is where you'll see men and women working on and around the salmon cages. We pass a couple of lighthouses on the way, cliffs, coves and remote beaches. Be on the lookout for any sea life, as you might see porpoise, birds, seals, sharks and whales.
We head around the tip of Grand Manan Island, and towards the "back", as we move closer to the site where the Lord Ashburton sank.
Your captain has 5 generations of "Islanders" behind him, and offers a unique perspective of island life, and all it's splendor. Come aboard, and get ready to enjoy a trip like no other, journey to the "back of the island", somewhere most residents don't see, and enjoy the narration from your captain, as he immerses you in the island culture, history and wildlife.