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Maine and New Brunswick

10 Days, 9 Nights | Price Starting at $2,999.00

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Natural wonders are closer than you think. This cruise will have you exploring colorful gardens, hiking in Acadia National Park and whale watching along the Bay of Fundy. This is a nature lovers paradise.

Explore the scenic coast of New Brunswick and New England on a 10-day journey that takes you from historic Boston to pristine New Brunswick. Kick off this seaworthy adventure with a stop in the “City of the Ships” - Bath, ME. Explore the rocky shoreline of Rockland, ME where you might kayak by lobster boats. In Eastport, ME tour the last stone mustard mill in America. In seaside St. Andrews, New Brunswick, watch whales play, explore with a naturalist, or perhaps play golf at a world class course. Cruising back toward Boston, explore Bar Harbor Maine before stopping in Portland with picturesque views of the Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine. Back in Boston, explore the Freedom Trail where every path leads to a different moment in history.

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ADVENTURE DAY-BY-DAY

Onboard Early Arrival

Enjoy an extra night of exploration and leisure in Boston with Blount Small Ship Adventures. This affordable “Early Arrival” option invites guests to board the ship one day early, settle into their private cabin, and explore the city at their leisure. For just $150 per person, passengers may board the vessel at 5 p.m. Included with the option is a chef prepared dinner and breakfast the following morning.

Boston, MA

Metropolitan Boston, welcomes you to its streets steeped with history and hometown pride. Walk the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston were every path leads to a different moment in history. The scene of several key events in the American Revolution, this port is often considered the birthplace of the U.S. Dock just steps from Quincy Market and many other classic Boston attractions.

Bath, ME

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Welcome to the “City of the Ships” - Bath, ME. Located on the west bank of the Kennebec River, Bath remains a major player in the naval shipbuilding industry today. Discover the Maine Maritime Museum and experience over 400 years of shipbuilding heritage and culture. See 19th century brick buildings while exploring shops and restaurants downtown.

Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Maine Maritime Museum Tour
Tour the Maine Maritime Museum and the Percy & Small Historic Shipyard here in Bath. The museum is located on the original site where very large four-, five-, and six-mast wooden ships were built, including the world’s largest wooden ship, the Wyoming. Most of the shipyard’s original buildings, plus tools and equipment are on view. In the center of the yard, a full-scale metal sculpture of Wyoming’s bow and stern gives visitors a sense of the enormous size of the ship. With the purchase of this tour you will receive a 45-minute guided tour of the Percy & Small Historic Shipyard, with a period after to tour the main museum.

Rockland, ME

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Rockland, ME is a charming coastal town with a welcoming downtown, thriving artists’ community, and a rich history of shipbuilding. 

Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Farnsworth Art Museum
Begin your Rockland experience with a 45-minute narrated motor coach tour of Rockland, highlighting the history, lobster industry, shipbuilding, and working waterfront. Learn why Rockland is known as the “Lobster Capital of the World.” Then tour the famed Farnsworth Art Museum, which celebrates “Maine’s Role in American Art” with its nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists. Revel in the nation’s largest collection of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Most notably, the museum’s Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth.

Eastport, ME

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Arrive  in Eastport, ME, the eastern-most city in the United States. Consisting of just 12.34 square miles of enchanting island beauty, it’s clear why the locals invite visitors to discover “The Maine Thing.” An optional guided tour of the town acquaints you with the remarkable Old Sow Whirlpool and historic Raye’s Mustard Mill.

Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

America’s Easternmost Town Tour
Enjoy this trolley tour of Eastport, narrated by local guides who will share their knowledge of the history of the area and its unique characteristics. Your tour will begin in the heart of historic downtown, where your guide will share stories of the “Great Fire” of 1886 and describe the waterfront of the past. Visit and take a factory tour of Raye’s Mustard Mill, the last working stone ground mustard mill in the country. Learn the history of this quaint island city and see Shackford Head State Park, where many Civil War ships were dismantled and burned. Learn of Eastport’s dramatic tidal changes and see “Old Sow,” this hemisphere’s largest whirlpool. Learn of past and present plans to harness Eastport’s tides to produce electricity. Hear stories of the fishing industry and the working waterfront including the sardine industry, lobstering, aquaculture/salmon farming, scalloping, boat building, and shipping. Hear stories of the Roosevelt’s present in Eastport and their beloved island, Campobello. Learn about the Wabanaki “People of the Dawn” living on nearby Sipayik, Pleasant Point Indian Reservation, whose history goes back 4,000 years. See the mythical home of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, as you drive along the scenic shorelines from Eastport.

Saint Andrews by the Sea, NB

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Be greeted by seals and other marine mammals as we cross into Canada! An optional excursion takes you to Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, offering postcard- perfect views of the majestic Bay of Fundy en route to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s beloved island home.

Optional Excursions and Activities

*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

The Roosevelt’s and Campobello Island Tour
A two for one experience!! Visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt’s summer home on Campobello Island and en route on your catamaran boat enjoy Mother Nature at its best. See an abundance of wildlife in the rich feeding grounds of the Bay of Fundy, from many species of whales, seals, porpoise, eagles, and seabirds. On your way you will pass many islands and passages where tidal currents are strong. Upon arrival at Campobello Island you will walk past beautiful flower gardens which lead to the FDR and Eleanor’s magnificent 34 room residence. Interpretative guides are provided for both the home and gardens. The Roosevelt-Campobello International Park stands as a memorial and symbol of the close friendship between Canada and the United States. A minimum of 35 passengers is required to operate this excursion. 

 

 


St. Andrews & Kingsbrae Garden Walking Tour
Enjoy a private guided tour of the award winning Kingsbrae Garden, a magnificent 27-acre public horticultural garden, recently named to the "Top Five North American Gardens Worth Travelling For" at the 2011 international Garden Tourism Conference. Andreas Haun, award-winning manager of Kingsbrae, will guide you through the wonders of the garden on this exclusive tour. Built on the grounds of several grand old estates, Kingsbrae Garden has superb collections of over 50,000 perennials in many themed gardens, engaging animals, a brand-new National Sculpture Competition, ponds, streams, old-growth Acadian forest, activities for children and much more. Take in the splendid gardens and views of the Passamaquoddy.

Grand Manan, NB

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Uncover the unique charms shaped by the world's largest tides on Grand Manan Island; the Bay of Fundy's largest island. Grand Manan is a hub for all kinds of wildlife. Here, you will have the opportunity to observe diverse species of birds and the gentile giants of the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for whales in the distance.

Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Grand Manan Island Explorer
Join your guide for an incredible discovery of the unspoiled natural surroundings and beauty of Grand Manan. As you tour the Island, you’ll learn about the famous Bay of Fundy, which surrounds Grand Manan and is renowned for its tides – the highest in the world. The rich waters of the bay are home to an abundant variety of marine life that has kept island fisheries thriving for generations. See lobster pounds, fishing weirs, and other evidences of a lifestyle built around the sea. And beneath the surface of the water lie many a testament of the ocean's unforgiving side. Over 300 vessels have been wrecked around the island over the past two centuries, and you’ll hear of these, and other facets of Grand Manan’s incredible history, during your visit. Enjoy a guided tour at the fascinating Grand Manan Museum, which includes rich displays and history of life on the island. Tour along the breathtaking coastline and see lighthouses that have guided fishermen into Grand Manan’s harbors for decades. Learn how the world-renowned Dark Harbour Dulse is harvested and try some for yourself. You will enjoy a boxed lunch at your leisure. Return to your ship, having experienced the warm community, natural wonders, and island life on Grand Manan.

Bar Harbor, ME

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Before the 1947 fire, some of America’s most affluent families owned summer homes in Bar Harbor. The properties of some of these notable individuals - from the Rockefellers to the Vanderbilts - still exist throughout town. If you are up for an adventure, take a trip to Acadia National Park for a scenic view atop the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic Coast.

Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Acadia National Park Tour
Enjoy a fully narrated bus tour that will satisfy even the most info-hungry passenger. This tour features three stops within Acadia National Park, where guests will learn about the history of Bar Harbor and Acadia, the geology, the wildlife, and much more, all while taking in the stunning ocean and mountain views. Tour stops include the summit of Cadillac Mountain (the highest point on the eastern seaboard), Thunder Hole, and either Sieur De Monts Spring, or the Jordan Pond House. All tours take place on a comfortable bus with an amplified PA system. The amount of walking limited and at the passenger’s discretion. Restrooms are available at the ticket office and each stop within the park. Experience the wonder and beauty of Acadia National Park!

Portland, ME

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Arrive in Portland, the largest city in Maine. Soak up the sea breeze and explore local shops, as you watch fishermen bring in the catch of the day. Enjoy a picturesque view of the Portland Harbor inside the Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine.

Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.

Portland Discovery Tour
Get on board the "Discovery" trolley! Sit back, relax and enjoy a 105-minute, fully narrated tour as our engaging and informative guides treat you to Portland's diverse history and hidden gems. The childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the Victoria Mansion, and the bustling Old Port are just a few of the landmarks you'll see as we travel from city streets to rocky coast. We'll even make a 30-minute stop at Portland Head Light, Maine's oldest and most photographed lighthouse. Don't forget your camera and come see the best of Portland with us! A minimum of 20 passengers is required to operate this excursion.

Boston, MA

Head back to where the adventure started in Boston, MA.

Pricing

Category I
$2,999.00
Category II
$4,219.00
Category III
$4,629.00
Category IV
$4,939.00
Category III Singles
$5,769.00
Port Charges
$225.00

 

 

Departure Dates

Embark: Boston, MA
Jun 30, 2019
Disembark: Boston, MA
Jul 09, 2019
Embark: Boston, MA
Jul 11, 2019
Disembark: Boston, MA
Jul 20, 2019

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost. All itineraries including ports, activities and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions.

 

The Grande Mariner

Your small ship adventure is a personal and casual one- like cruising on a friend’s yacht.

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Includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, fresh towels daily

 

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