Acadia Senior College


Members Only Boat Trip to Petit Manan Island

June 25, 2023


Departs from Steuben

This trip is now full - please call if you would like to join the waiting list.

ASC members are invited to join Seth Benz, Schoodic Insitute's Bird Ecology Program Director, on a two-hour cruise to Petit Manan Island. The cruise will circumnavigate Petit Manan Island to view the lighthouse, seabirds, and Atlantic Puffins.

The two-hour puffin cruise to Petit Manan Island is designed to showcase an active seabird colony as well as the picturesque shoreline and several other islands. Along the way, you will see seals, eagles, and osprey.

At Petit Manan Island, other species joining the puffins are razorbills, common murre, black guillemot, common and Arctic tern, common eider and perhaps some skulking shorebirds, such as spotted sandpiper and ruddy turnstone. 

Petit Manan Island is home to the second tallest lighthouse on the entire Maine coast and houses seasonal seabird biologists carrying out bird research. The tour is narrated by the crew of the Tricia Clark, a 42' modified lobster boat with ample indoor and outdoor space for ease of viewing. Seth Benz of Schoodic Institute - a former seabird biologist himself - will be your host and interpreter.

Bring binoculars and a camera and dress for the weather. There is a bathroom on board and a complimentary snack is served. Sunscreen is advised.

Departs from Steuben (about 45 minutes from Somesville.)

The cost is $75 per person.

To sign up please call ASC at 207-288-9500. Limited to 20 people.

Members Only Boat Trip to Petit Manan Island