Whale Camp adventures at sea go far beyond whales and dolphins. 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.
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.
NEW for summer 2023: This trip is now included in the price of both the one-week and two-week programs!