Hauraki Gulf pelagics

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DLCallahan
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Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby DLCallahan » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:10 pm

Hi – I hope this is the right place to post such a request, but I'll be visiting NZ in November and was hoping to be able to get out from Auckland to see NZ Storm-petrel, among others, when staying in Auckland.

I'll be staying in Auckland between (Weds-Sat) 27-30 November but initial researches seem to show that there aren't any pelagics running on those dates. Does anyone know of any likely options?

Thanks
David
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Re: Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby DLCallahan » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:14 am

Hi - just bumping this up in the hope that someone has some suggestions regarding seeing NZ Storm-petrel at the end of November ...

thanks,
David
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Re: Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby RussCannings » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:57 pm

Hi David, if none are scheduled you could try booking one yourself and advertising it here for numbers. Try contacting Assassin or Norma Jean charter to start. Can always cancel if numbers aren't looking good.

Otherwise you could try a whale watch tour and hope for the best (or take the ferry to Great Barrier and back).
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Re: Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby DLCallahan » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:02 pm

Thanks for the tips, Russ. I'll look into all those options.

Cheers
D
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Re: Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby Nakilad » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:32 pm

I could be a starter for the trip if it's on a Saturday. Although I could also be tempted to throw a sickie if it was a weekday.
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Re: Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby wazzagonewild » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:19 pm

I also could be interested around those dates, please keep us updated. Cheers
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Re: Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby DLCallahan » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:02 pm

wazzagonewild wrote:I also could be interested around those dates, please keep us updated. Cheers


Thanks! I've got a bit of free time to do some research now, so I'll post on here if I make any headway. D
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Re: Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby DLCallahan » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:08 pm

Nakilad wrote:I could be a starter for the trip if it's on a Saturday. Although I could also be tempted to throw a sickie if it was a weekday.


Thanks – I'll look into the possibilities suggested and get back to you.
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Re: Hauraki Gulf pelagics

Postby Mike Vincent » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:54 pm

I'm interested

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