Station Fees

  • Students (undergraduate and graduate): $25/day
  • Senior Researchers: $40/day
  • Visitors: $50/day
  • Boat Trips: $200/each way
  • Day Visits from Grand Manan Residents: Free

The operation of the Bowdoin Scientific Station is supported by Bowdoin College and by station fees, grants from the National Science Foundation, and charitable donations.

Station fees include meals during June and July when our cook is present (at other times, you will need to bring your own food), lodging, and use of all facilities and equipment at the field station.

Boat transportation is from Seal Cove on Grand Manan and is possible with either the station's boat, Ernest Joy, or Russell Ingalls' fishing boat, Island Bound; both options incur fees (see above) and require advance scheduling. In some cases, it is possible to save costs by piggy-backing on an existing boat trip.

Overnight visitors should bring sleeping bags, a towel, warm clothing, rain gear, high rubber boots, hat, flashlight, and personal medicines. Depending upon the tide, they should expect wet landings and lengthy walks across slippery beaches. Everyone must take a turn at dish-washing, house-cleaning, and other chores.

If you would like to visit or conduct research at Kent Island, please contact:

Patricia Jones
Director of Bowdoin Scientific Station, Kent Island

Ian Kyle
Assistant Director of Bowdoin Scientific Station, Kent Island

Please touch base as early as possible about your desire to conduct research on the island.

Summer mailing address for the field station:

Bowdoin Scientific Station
1406 Route 776
Grand Manan NB
Canada E5G 1H6