Basin Head - Beyond the Beach

Basin Head - Beyond the Beach

Basin Head - Beyond the Beach
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DISCOVER the natural beauty of Basin Head and delve into the rich marine and natural history. ENGAGE with local wildlife through interactive demonstrations, on a beach setting, and explore the life that lurks in the lagoon. ENJOY a picnic encompassing seaweed collected from the beach, and learn a variety of culinary preparations.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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mlgay
Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
A positive experience. Learned lots. The guides were very knowledgeable! Enjoyed trying the food items which had seaweed in them, including the biscuits which tasted good. The seaweed replaced the salt in the recipe. It was fun learning about the sea life caught in the net which then were returned to the water in the lagoon. I held a green crab.
Written September 7, 2017
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Kellyka4317
North Attleboro, MA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We arrived with five kids ages 11-14. They were excited to be at basin head and wanted to hit the beach but we signed them up for this program. They loved it. They loved listening to the guide s as we walked along the beach, they brought us thru the dunes, carefully explaining and answering questions about the different plants found. Favorite was assisting with the net and seeing the many different fish found. They also were able to hold a jellyfish. this class was a highlight of our trip. They are great guides and i would recommend for all ages 5 and thru adults. They also mare the sand sing!
Written August 22, 2018
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marthabennett29
Souris, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
3 members of my family joined Kila and Frances for an engaging tour of Basin Head-Beyond the Beach!! We saw a group of lady slippers! We held a green crab!! We ate seaweed in various delecious recipes and we now have the recipes so we can make them ourselves. Kila and Frances are very knowledgable and taught us so much(we just wish we could retain all of the new information).
Written July 4, 2018
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Erotaiggaiv
Calgary, Canada110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
A white sand beach on the Red Soil Island. Fun for the entire family ... sand surf paddle boards and beach games. Very fun.
Written August 23, 2019
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Andrea S
Halifax, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Fantastic eco-tour with very knowledgeable and experienced guides! It included a beautiful beach walk where we learned about a variety of seaweeds and the dune system, then explored the marine life in the lagoon and topped it all off with a lovely picnic of seaweed inspired recipes - my favorites being the short bread cookies and biscuits with locally made jam 😊. I highly recommend this tour for all ages. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the natural beauty of Basin Head – a true gem in Eastern PEI and not to be missed. A big thank you to Madelyn and Frances for making it a memorable experience!
Written August 16, 2019
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Footprints703154
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
As seniors we were looking for a tour that was not too strenuous and this was perfect. We met Frances who took us for a walk down Basin Head beach showing us all different types of seaweed, and edible plants. We made the sand sing , saw the dunes and learned of their fragility. When it was time for the picnic I tried everything and seaweed tastes very good especially the sesame chips. I highly reccomend this very informative tour!
Written August 12, 2019
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MCC
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
An intelligent and educational tour of Basin Head Beach! The early start is perfect to avoid the crowds. Very knowledgeable staff. Hands-on for young kids who may not benefit as much on the details of the marine and geographical discussions. A unique experience that we will always remember!! Note: Fees for this experience goes towards a non-profit organization that works directly on maintaining and supporting local wildlife and natural habitats. A very worthy cause in my opinion.
Written August 6, 2019
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Emory
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We were touring around the island visiting beach, lighthouses and things of interest. We stopped here at Basin Head and saw it under construction. We thought maybe we should turn around but we were here and ready for a picnic lunch. The boardwalk and basin area were getting a facelift and looked like it would be a really nice place to visit once they finished. We went down to the beach area and had a nice visit on the soft sandy beach with some pretty red cliffs on the west side. The boardwalk step had been washed away at the very end down to the beach but that did not stop us. Very peaceful like some many places on PEI.
Written July 4, 2019
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Groulx73
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Our family of four took the "Beyond the Beach" experience on a beautiful, sunny day in July. The guides kept our pre-teen and teen interested and got them involved in all aspects of the experience. We all learned so much about the plant and animal life at Basin Head! The snacks are really yummy too! Would highly recommend.
Written July 25, 2018
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hep0pe
Souris, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We had a lovely morning on the beach learning about the different types of seaweed, the singing sand and the history of Basin Head. Our 5 & 8 year old girls really enjoyed the session at the lagoon using the nets to catch fish and crabs. The picnic was tasty too!
Written July 24, 2018
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