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July 28 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sunday, July 28, 12:30-6:00 p.m., rain or shine

Leaders: Sandi and Bob Duchesne

Cost: $80 adults/$45 under 12

Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge hosts a large colony of Atlantic puffins.  Razorbills, common and Arctic terns, and common eiders also nest here, and it’s the southernmost breeding colony for the great cormorant.  Other seabirds and raptors are often spotted on or near the island, and we typically get great views of harbor seals and gray seals with their pups.  Meet at the ferry terminal in Stonington at 12:30 p.m.  The boat leaves promptly at 1:00 p.m., and this will give us all enough time to park, gather our gear, use the restroom, and scan the harbor together before departure.  Dress warmly in layers, and please bring your binoculars and/or camera!

Note: Space is limited, and this trip often fills quite early.  Please make your reservations directly with the Isle Au Haut Boat Company, 207-367-5193, and tell them you are with the Penobscot Valley Chapter group.  The trip is unlikely to cancel for bad weather, since the boat has an enclosed cabin with large viewing windows in addition to plenty of open-air deck space. However, if the trip is canceled by the Captain for any reason, you will be notified and receive a full refund. You can also obtain a refund by calling the company to cancel, up to two days prior to departure.


July 28
12:30 pm - 6:30 pm