Looking for something to do? Swallowtail Overlook is nearby many great activities, and areas of interest. Once you hop off the ferry, let the island take you away, leave all the stress behind! Check out the official Grand Manan Island Tourism Website at www.grandmanannb.com.
Enjoy Birdwatching? Grand Manan offers over 338 species and is renowned as a birdwatching paradise. There are a variety of land birds and sea birds including the colorful and playful puffin. Grab your binoculars and delight in the views. Cycling or Hiking See the coast from an entirely new perspective. Bring your hiking boots or bicycles for even more fun! Sea Kayaking or Canoeing For the more adventurous person, enjoy all the coves and inlets. Paddle amongst the dolphins and seals. There are daily tours of the island. Enjoy the rich and challenging waters of the Bay of Fundy firsthand. If you have never kayaked before, don't worry- with instruction provided, it's fun for you and the whole family! Whale Watching Tours Grand Manan is world famous for its variety and quantity of whale and marine life sightings. More whales here than anywhere else in New Brunswick. Most local whale watching tours guarantee whale sightings!! You may see the magnificent Finback whale (up to 70 ft.), the playful humpback (clown of the ocean). Minke and Sei whales and, of course, the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. You may also see porpoise, seals and sharks. You can actually, grab a morning cup of coffee and watch for whales right from your deck. Local Attractions Home Pictures Amenities Local Attractions Rates/Availability Swallowtail Overlook Attractions Grand Manan Museum Featuring local nautical artifacts and well known bird collection: Allan Moses Bird Collection This is the largest collection in the Museum with over 300 taxidermy bird mounts of the Grand Manan archipelago displayed in 18 cases. The naturalist and conservationist Allan Moses of Grand Manan was a skilled taxidermist, as were his father and grandfather, who had settled on Grand Manan in 1872. Also, not to be missed is the Rotary Festival the month of August which offers events, rides, crafts, parades and Rotary Barbecues for all!!