SPRING Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : SEP to NOV 2022

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SPRING Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : SEP to NOV 2022

Postby ourspot » Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:03 pm

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

The spring months are prime migration time for seabirds heading back to the southern oceans and we've had plenty of scarcer species put in an appearance at this time of year. All the local breeders are back in the area in great numbers as well, so there's always a lot of activity on the water in spring. 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

SPRING 2022 pelagic dates:
– 23rd October 2022 (Sunday) – TRIP FULL
– 29th October 2022 (Saturday) – TRIP FULL
– 6th November 2022 (Sunday) – TRIP FULL
– 18th November 2022 (Friday) – 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.

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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. Prices are current as at July 2022.

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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 : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SPRING Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : SEP to NOV 2022

Postby ourspot » Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:06 pm

Hi all

Plenty of space left on the pelagic seabird trips scheduled out to 'The Petrel Station' for the spring months.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SPRING Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : SEP to NOV 2022

Postby ourspot » Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:48 am

Hi all

Not long now till the spring season which are the busiest months of the year seabirds wise out at 'The Petrel Station' with all the local breeding seabirds back in the thousands, and migrating seabirds passing through as well ... and I've got lots of pelagic seabird trips scheduled to enjoy these fantastic, active days out on the water amongst the seabirds. It's always a great day out.

SPRING 2022 pelagic dates:
– 23rd October 2022 (Sunday) – TRIP FULL
– 29th October 2022 (Saturday) – TRIP FULL
– 6th November 2022 (Sunday) – TRIP FULL
– 18th November 2022 (Friday) – TRIP FULL

So let me know if you’re keen for a great day with the seabirds, or if you have any questions.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SPRING Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : SEP to NOV 2022

Postby ourspot » Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:23 pm

Hi all

I've just rescheduled the Monday 3rd October pelagic, which is now going on Sunday 2nd October instead – so if a weekend pelagic date suits you better let me know and come and spend a great day out with the spring seabirds.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SPRING Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : SEP to NOV 2022

Postby ourspot » Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:32 pm

Hi all

A last minute space has become available on this Friday pelagic (23rd September) - conditions are looking good so get in touch if you're keen to spend a great day out with the spring seabirds.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SPRING Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : SEP to NOV 2022

Postby ourspot » Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:54 pm

There's still currently a couple spaces left on some of the spring pelagics so get in touch if you're keen for a close up experience with some amazing spring pelagic seabirds - It's always a great day out.

In spring all the local breeding seabird species are back in the area in great numbers so there's always a lot of activity on the water. Also it's prime migration time for seabirds heading back to the southern oceans and we've had plenty of scarcer species put in an appearance at this time of year.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: SPRING Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagic Trip Dates : SEP to NOV 2022

Postby ourspot » Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:43 pm

All the spring trips are now full but I have a bunch of summer trip dates available that still have some spaces ( viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11733 ), so get in touch if you're keen for a close up experience with some amazing pelagic seabirds - It's always a great day out.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
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Petrel Station Pelagic RESCHEDULED to 1st NOVEMBER (Tuesday)

Postby ourspot » Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:30 pm

Hi all

The pelagic this Saturday (29 Oct) just got cancelled due to poor forecasted conditions.

So I've rescheduled the trip to go on "TUESDAY, 1st NOVEMBER" instead ... it's a very active time of the year for the seabirds with a great variety of species (and some around in huge numbers) – and it'll also be interesting to see if the Chatham Albatross are still around that we saw last weekend.

I've currently got 4 (possibly 5) people keen and ideally need just 1 or 2 more (there's 3 places left in total) - weather conditions are currently looking great for Tuesday as well.

So get in touch if you're interested in a great day out with the seabirds. You can also check out the trip report from last weekend to give you an idea of what's out there: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11814

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
E : seabirds@thepetrelstation.nz
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation
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Re: ** Petrel Station Pelagic RESCHEDULED to 1st NOVEMBER (Tuesday) **

Postby ourspot » Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:55 pm

The 1st November trip is now full :)

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