Whale Camp adventures at sea go far beyond whales and sailing. As a whale camper, you have the rare opportunity to visit remote Machias Seal Island. Here the sky is filled with the chattering antics of thousands of amazing sea birds. From feet away you will come eye-to-eye with hundreds of Atlantic puffins accompanied by Arctic terns, common murres, and razorbill auks. This is an optional additional expense in a one-week program, but is included in a two-week and three-week program.
You might row around the island and have the birds called to your side, or enjoy observing the puffins and allies from bird blinds as they bring food to the young in their nests. These face-to-face experiences literally just five feet away are brought together by experiential lessons that demonstrate the relationships between puffins and other seabirds and show why these animals exist only on a few remote islands.