Welcome to Grand Manan. Located along the shoreline on the border of Maine and Canada, Grand Manan will transport you to a world of quiet and relaxation. Experience the roar of the crashing waves and the delicate mist of the sea as it crashes on the rocky landscape. Drag your toes through the sand on your quest for the perfect seashell. Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience a natural wonder, you will find what you are looking for at 50 Swallowtail Overlook. Just a short stroll brings you to the quaint beach town of North Head, where you will find charming shops and pleasant dining. Here you can enjoy spectacular views from nearby hiking trails. Or just look out your window and you can witness local fisherman checking their weirs. Check out the whales, seals and porposes swimming by below. You will not get a better viewing of Swallowtail Lighthouse from anywhere on the island! Walk out to the lighthouse from your backyard. Come stay with us and you will understand the attraction of this wonderful island.
This newly built seaside home is a favorite for travelers seeking unspoiled natural beauty, with its panoramic views you can enjoy birdwatching, of over 338 species including the puffin. Come see what Tim Peters became enthralled with enough to compile a visual journey of pictures of this island and the fisheries in a book titled The Rhythm of the Tides (see more at You can enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on your private deck as the fog rolls out and the sun breaks through to sparkle across the waves. Be sure to bring your camera, your friends won't believe you!
As you arrive by ferry, look to the right as you come around the lighthouse and you will see, high atop the cliffs, the house where you will be staying!
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
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 gaurantee 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.
Astually, grab a morning cup of coffee and watch for whales right from your deck.