Cook Strait Pelagic Birding Trip Sunday 14th February, 2021 - Birds New Zealand Wellington Branch, departing Seaview marina.
Please let Geoff de Lisle know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to go on this trip.
This is a great opportunity to see a range of different pelagic seabirds, especially albatross and mollymawks. Details of the trip are as follows;
Cook Strait Fishing Charters Ltd operates from Seaview Marina, Port Road in Lower Hutt. The vessel ‘Seafarer II’ is located on Pier D.
Please ensure you are at the boat 15 minutes prior to the 7am departure time to allow for a safety briefing and prompt departure from the wharf.
Map link: http://www.cookstraitfishingcharters.co.nz/location
The trip will be 5-6 hours and the skipper provides snacks, tea/coffee and a barbecue lunch.
People can pay either by cash or EFTpos on the boat. The cost of the charter is $1800. So if we get 20 people it will be $90 each but if we are short by one or two then we can split it up evenly across 19 people ($95 each) or 18 people ($100 each). We are aiming to have 20 people. These were the prices for 2020 and will be confirmed in the new year.
The skipper also asks that we let people know that if they want to do some fishing while we are out in Cook Strait he charges $30 per person to use one of his fishing rods with all bait provided. Note, this is a birding trip and not a fishing trip. Any fishing will be secondary to birding.
Health and Safety: This trip is not suitable for people who are susceptible to sea sickness. Participants must follow the instructions of the skipper.
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