SUMMER Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : JAN to MAR 2022

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SUMMER Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : JAN to MAR 2022

Postby ourspot » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:32 pm

Here's the SUMMER 2022 Tutukaka 'Petrel Station' seabird pelagic trip schedule.

In summer all the local seabirds are in the area in good numbers, the Gray Noddy's are back, and the NZ Storm Petrels always put on a great show. And as the oceans warm up as summer progresses there's the possibility of semi-tropical birds making an appearance too, so there's no telling what could turn up. Always a great day out. You can check out some of the past trip reports and images on the Petrel Station Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation

SUMMER 2022 pelagic dates:
– 10th January (Monday) – TRIP FULL
– 31st January (Monday) – TRIP FULL
– 19th February (Saturday) – TRIP FULL

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TRIP DETAILS
Based out of Tutukaka, in northern New Zealand, these trips are a great opportunity to spend a full day on the water and enjoy seeing a variety of pelagic seabirds (including shearwaters, petrels, prions, albatrosses, storm-petrels, skua), often really close to the boat. Naturally there’s no guarantee on what seabirds will be present but that’s part of the excitement.

The trips leave Tutukaka, go via the spectacular Poor Knight Islands and then head out to the ‘Petrel Station’ about 50km offshore. We generally depart just after sunrise and return to Tutukaka late afternoon, which usually gives us about 9 to 10 hours out on the water.

The 30ft boat has fantastic all round viewing for excellent seabird spotting and photography opportunities. The boat is fairly basic with 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). If it rains there are pull down plastic sides to shelter behind. You’ll need to provide your own food, drink and other supplies for the trip, and dress for the conditions.

Please note: for the immediate future the skipper has informed me that anyone coming on a trip will need to be vaccinated.

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COSTS:
The trip costs are shared amongst the people on board (maximum is 8 people, and 5 or 6 people is the minimum to make costs feasible or it may not go ahead). A $240 payment is required upon booking to secure your place and any balance is sorted closer to the trip date when numbers onboard are confirmed. Please note if you decide not to come after payment is made, and I can't find a replacement person to fill your spot, then unfortunately I can't refund you the initial payment.

Trip costs (based on how many are onboard) will be:
• 8 people $240 each
• 7 people $265 each
• 6 people $290 each

If the trip is cancelled due to adverse conditions, or not enough people, then all money paid will be refunded. There may also be the chance of Covid related cancellations.

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SPECIAL CHARTER TRIPS
I'm also happy to organise special private charter pelagic trips to the Petrel Station for individuals or groups, from NZ or internationally. Please enquire about any dates you are interested in and I can let you know boat availability and charter costs.

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Let me know if you’re keen for a great day out, or if you have any questions about the trips.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
Facebook : www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SUMMER & AUTUMN Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics : Jan to May 2022

Postby FraserGurney » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:58 am

There's also now a brilliant Facebook page set up by Scott abouts these trips.

https://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation/
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Re: SUMMER & AUTUMN Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics : JAN to MAY 2022

Postby ourspot » Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:51 pm

Hi all.

I've just rescheduled the February pelagic trip to now go on Saturday 19th February 2022.

Also the 10th January pelagic is now full, but happy to add your name to the waitlist.

So if keen for a great day out on the water let me know.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
FB : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SUMMER & AUTUMN Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics : JAN to MAY 2022

Postby ourspot » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:27 am

Hi all

You can check out the 10th January 'Petrel Station' pelagic seabird trip report and some images from the day at:
https://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstati ... 4426921141

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
FB : www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SUMMER Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics : DEC 2021 to FEB 2022

Postby ourspot » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:40 pm

All the summer 'Petrel Station' trips are full, but if you'd like to go on the waiting list just let me know.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
FB : www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation

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