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Cape Ann Whale Watch Weekend

August 13 – 15, 2015

The weekend includes three nights lodging in historic Gloucester, Massachusetts, an easy canoe trip on the quiet Ipswich River, a sunset cruise on the Essex River, a coastal hike, plus a lobster dinner at the Gloucester House. On the way back, we'll visit the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Cost: $395/person for double occupancy; single supplement is $180 extra.

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Fall Field Trip to the Low country

September 24 – 27, 2015

Celebrate National Estuaries Week by joining American Littoral Society Executive Director Tim Dillingham and staff for a remarkable trip to the Lowcountry ... Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Thursday, September 24:  This afternoon check in at the Quality Inn, South Forest Beach, after 3pm and at 5:30pm gather in the lobby for a short walk to the welcome dinnner.

Friday, September 25: This morning after breakfast at the hotel we embark on an educational shrimp trawling exhibition aboard the Tammy Jane with Captain John Maiers and Master Naturalist Marley Maiers from 9am - 12noon, and for lunch eat what we catch at a traditional lowcountry boil at the famous Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks.  Hudson's was established in the 1920s originally as Hudson's Oyster Factory when it was a seafood processing plant.

After lunch we will take a guided nature and history walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum located on the historic Honey Horn planation, featuring specimen trees including the state champion Southern Red Cedar, the largest of its kind in SC with an estimated germination date of 1595, followed by a guided beach discovery walk at Mitchelville Beach. That evening after dinner at a local restaurant, Amber Kuehn, manager of the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project and owner/operator of Spartina Marine Education Charters, will give a presentation on sea turtles.

Saturday, September 26: This morning after breakfast at the hotel we visit the A.C.E. Basin (Ashepoo, Combahee, South Edisto Basin) for a guided tour, which represents one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the east coast, followed by a picnic lunch.  After lunch we travel to the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, which supports a diversity of bird and plant life, including waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, neo-tropical migrants, with large concentration of white ibis, herons, and egrets. This tour will be led by Robert Rommel of the Audubon Society. Tonight we dine at the Lowcountry Back Yard featuring local entertainment.

Sunday, September 27:  Breakfast and bus transporation to the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

The trip price includes hotel accommodations for three nights at the Quality Inn at South Forest Beach, all meals, bus transportation to all locations, entrance fees, guides, tours and tickets, and transportation to the airport on the last day. Price does not include your transportation to and from Hilton Head, airport transfer to the hotel on the first day, alcohol, and hotel incidentals.  The Quality Inn at South Forest Beach has bicycles available for rent and the island's bike path is just outside the front door. The Inn is also directly across the street from the beach.

Please note that the itinerary may change due to weather or unforeseen conditions.  We may switch the shrimp trawling expedition to Saturday morning if necessary. Questions? Call Laurie Bratone at 732-291-0055 x. 110 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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