Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic – Saturday 24th October 2020

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Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic – Saturday 24th October 2020

Postby ourspot » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:26 am

Hi all

The next Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ pelagic seabird trip is scheduled for: Saturday 24th October 2020.

This trip is timed to make the most of the spring migration with birds returning from the north and potentially passing us by on their way down south, as well as all the returning local shearwaters and petrels etc which will be back in force.

There are currently 4 spaces available.

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PELAGIC INFO
Based out of Tutukaka in Northland this trip is a great opportunity to spend a full day on the water and enjoy seeing a variety of pelagic seabirds including shearwaters, petrels, albatrosses, mollymawks and storm-petrels. Naturally there’s no guarantee on what seabirds will be present (as it depends on the season, migrations etc) but that’s part of the excitement. The trip leaves Tutukaka, goes via the spectacular Poor Knight Islands, and then heads out to the ‘Petrel Station’ about 40km offshore to some deep water which is a good seabird location and the occasional whale too.

We depart at approximately 6.30 am (to be confirmed) and return to the Tutukaka marina late afternoon. You’ll need to provide your own food, drink and other supplies for the trip.

The 30ft boat is fairly basic with fantastic all round viewing for seabird spotting. There are pull down plastic sides and front if the weather gets a bit wet, a small separate toilet, seating in the form of a couple of benches and a few big chilly bins, so there can be a bit of standing involved.

The skipper and I will be checking the weather/swell conditions and will make a call 2 to 3 days out from the trip as to whether to go ahead or not.

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COSTS
The trip costs are shared amongst the people on board, so the final cost per person isn’t finalised until closer to the trip date when numbers on board are confirmed. The maximum number is 8 people. The trip really needs a minimum of 6 people to make costs feasible or it won’t go ahead.

A non-refundable payment of $195 is required upon booking to secure your place on the trip and then any balance will be sorted closer to the trip date when numbers are confirmed. If the trip is cancelled due to adverse conditions then all money paid will be refunded.

Trip costs (based on how many are on board) are:
• 8 people $195 each
• 7 people $210 each

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CONTACT:
Let me know if you’re keen (by email, or by leaving a reply on this post). It should be an awesome trip :).

Cheers
Scott Brooks
021 322 324 | scott@ourspot.nz
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Re: Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic – Saturday 24th October 2020

Postby ourspot » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:11 am

Only 2 spaces left on the pelagic trip now. It will be a great day out so get in touch if keen to see an awesome variety of stunning seabirds.

Cheers Scott
021 322 324 | scott@ourspot.nz

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