Stewart Island - Snares Island Pelagic. March 7th - 12th 2020.

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Steve Wood
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Stewart Island - Snares Island Pelagic. March 7th - 12th 2020.

Postby Steve Wood » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:46 am

This three day pelagic will be based around southern Stewart Is. with the intentions of getting to the Snares on day two, for a 3-4 hr zodiac coastline cruise of the main Snares Island. This should provide good opportunities to see Snares Fernbird and Tomtit plus resident Snares penguin and possible other molting penguins.
The charter vessel will be the Aurora Australis 18 m mono hull. - x7 birders plus 2x skippers.
The plan is for all party’s to arrive Stewart Island on Sat 7th.
The best 3 day weather window (of the 5 days reserved),for day two from port Pegasus to Snares will be chosen. If the weather is unsuitable for the Snares, we still plan to continue with 3 day 2 night boat trip along southern coast of Stewart, so still some good pelagic birding to be had.
Due to unfavorable overnight mooring options at the Snares, we will leave late afternoon back to port Pegasus. ( approx. 5hrs steam).
Accommodation provided for 6 days ( house in Oban). All food provided whilst at sea for the three days. No catering provided whilst ashore.
Arrival and departure plans from Stewart Island is not included.

Day 1 - leave Oban heading south - pelagic birding - camp port Pegasus overnight.
Day 2. Leave very early from port Pegasus - Snares (approx 65 miles) arrive Snares midday. Zodiac x2 cruse coastline. Leave late afternoon back to port Pegasus for the night.
Day 3 - Pelagic locally and return late afternoon Oban. Stay at home base house.

Surplus day either side of the ‘3 day pelagic’ will provide options for land based birding.

Cost $2,250 p/p. looking for 5 more birder’s to make this work.

Steve
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harryhatman
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Re: Stewart Island - Snares Island Pelagic. March 7th - 12th 2020.

Postby harryhatman » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:48 pm

Very tempting but i'm going to have to think about this one. Bloody good value but the time off is a problem for me.

Harry
Wandoona
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Re: Stewart Island - Snares Island Pelagic. March 7th - 12th 2020.

Postby Wandoona » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:27 am

I’m in. Looks fantastic.
Steve Wood
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Re: Stewart Island - Snares Island Pelagic. March 7th - 12th 2020.

Postby Steve Wood » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 am

Ok great your booked in
Steve Wood
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Re: Stewart Island - Snares Island Pelagic. March 7th - 12th 2020.

Postby Steve Wood » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:11 pm

The trip is full at this stage - happy to take peoples names for waiting list if any one decides to pull out.

Thanks.

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