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Maine and Bay of Fundy

Maine and Bay of Fundy

At a glance

Duration: 8 Day

Coverage: Roundtrip Portland ME

From: $5,420

Season: May, October

Activities: History, Nature

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Announcing the brand new Maine & Bay of Fundy cruise. This incredible 7-night, round-trip itinerary sails up the Maine coast to the famous Bay of Fundy, one of the natural wonders of the world.

Start this amazing journey in Portland, a charming seaport town with a rich maritime history and picturesque waterfront. Led by our local expert guides, travel to the scenic shores of Rockland, stroll along the charming turn-of-the-century streets of St. Andrews, and enjoy the best whale watching on Grand Manan Island. As you cruise through the Bay of Fundy, you will be captivated by the dramatic cliffs, sculptured islands, and rock columns carved into its coastline. With the highest tides on earth and the rarest whales in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a place like none other. Return to Maine and explore the natural beauty of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. Along the way, enjoy our award-winning enrichment programs and delectable, regionally inspired cuisine.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Portland, ME

Begin your adventure with a calm afternoon on the sundeck looking for whales and enjoying the stunning natural beauty of Maine’s rugged coast. Overlooking Casco Bay, Portland is home to a wealth of historical and architectural treasures with a rich nautical heritage which has been preserved for centuries. Big city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm, as fishing vessels bustle in the harbor and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets.

Day 2 - Rockland, ME

Famous for its mountainous and rugged shore, Rockland is one of Maine's unique treasures. A lively town, Rockland has a vibrant art culture and thriving lobster industry. Spend your time touring one of Rockland's unique museums, including the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Explore downtown Rockland that features an eclectic collection of art galleries, or relax on a park bench and watch classic schooners sail through the harbor.

Day 3 - Eastport, ME

An island located between Cobscook Bay and Passamaquoddy Bay, Eastport is a scenic and largely undiscovered treasure with a population of less than 2,000. Though small in size, Eastport has the deepest port on the East Coast and was once the center of the Atlantic Seaboard sardine-canning industry. Today, Eastport is home to an eclectic creative community of artists, writers, and filmmakers who live and work there. Explore the idyllic downtown of Moose Island and enjoy this tranquil area of Eastport unencumbered by crowds.

Day 4 - St. Andrews, NB

Known as “St. Andrews by-the-Sea,” Saint Andrews is one of the oldest towns in the Canadian Maritimes and is recognized as a National Historic District. Stroll along the streets of this charming seaside town, steeped in turn-of-the-century charm. Admire the beautiful period homes and historic sites such as the Algonquin Hotel, a War of 1812 Blockhouse, and the Charlotte County Courthouse. Visit the picturesque downtown area and peruse the unique art galleries and boutiques which offer locally handcrafted products.

Day 5 - St. John, NB

St. John is the oldest incorporated city in Canada and the only city on the Bay of Fundy. Here, the urban beauty of this historic city complements the natural splendor of the world famous-bay. Spend time at the Saint John City Market, the oldest continuing farmers’ market in North America with rafters that resemble the inverted hull of a ship. Market Square on the waterfront features fine restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. View the famous Reversing Rapids as the tides of the Bay of Fundy force the waters to reverse their flow at the mouth of the St. John River.

Day 6 - Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Island is a Canadian island and the largest in the Bay of Fundy. Rich in maritime history, the island features vintage lighthouses, working fishing villages, and herring weirs. Enjoy time whale-watching, as the waters around the Grand Manan Island are feeding grounds and nurseries for a number of whale species, including finback, humpback whales, minke, and the rare North Atlantic right whale. Also a haven for bird watchers, the island features over 240 species of birds that make the island their home.

Day 7 - Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor has enchanted visitors throughout history with its incredible natural beauty as well as its vibrant downtown village. Its majestic mountains and stunning seascapes have long inspired artists and writers and beckoned many others who come for reflection, relaxation, or outdoor exploration. In the early 20th century, wealthy visionaries donated the area now known as Acadia National Park, recognized for its breathtaking vistas and abundance of wildlife in unspoiled habitats.

Day 8 - Portland, ME

After a refreshing and relaxing week of cruising Maine’s coast and Bay of Fundy, explore the city of Portland. This charming area is located in the heart of Casco Bay and offers something for everyone. Visit one of Portland’s many museums and art galleries or peruse the specialty boutiques in the city’s celebrated Old Port.

Dates & Rates

Dates G H K L R S
May 12, 2018 $5,420 $5,810 $5,810 $6,300 $7,170 $7,440
Oct 16, 2018 $5,420 $5,810 $5,810 $6,300 $7,170 $7,440
Oct 23, 2018 $5,420 $5,810 $5,810 $6,300 $7,170 $7,440

Map

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