Winter Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic - 14th AUGUST 2021

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Winter Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic - 14th AUGUST 2021

Postby ourspot » Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:42 am

Hi all


My Tutukaka 'Petrel Station' pelagic for this weekend (7th Aug) has been cancelled due to the current bad weather, so I’m moving it to next weekend (Sat 14th August or possibly Sun 15th). A few people who were booked this weekend can’t make it next weekend so I now have 3 spots available on the boat if anyone is interested in a great day out seabirding.

There’s some good strong southerlies blowing in for the next few days which may bring up some good southern seabirds so it could be an interesting winter trip.

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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 has produced some great seabirds and the occasional whale too.

We depart at approximately 7 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 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 the number of people onboard is confirmed. If the trip is cancelled due to adverse conditions or not enough people then all money paid will be refunded.

Trip costs (based on how many are on board) are:
• 8 people $195 each
• 7 people $225 each
• 6 people $270 each

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CONTACT:
Let me know if you’re keen or if you have any questions about the trip.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

021 322 324 | scott@ourspot.nz
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Re: Winter Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic - 14th AUGUST 2021

Postby ourspot » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:54 am

Hi all

The pelagic trip this Saturday is now full, but happy to add anyone to the waitlist if interested.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

021 322 324 | scott@ourspot.nz

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