Monday, February 19, 2024

Oregon Pelagic Tours Schedule Set

 Please go to the Schedule and Prices page to see our complete 2024 schedule. 

Besides our normal 8-hours trips out of Newport and Garibaldi, we offer the following special trips:

April 26-27  Ilwaco Pelagics for WOS Meeting (Meeting attendees only, please. This may change.)

May 7-11  Accompanied Cruise Ship birding on Sapphire Princess. LA to Vancouver. 

July 13  6-hour Newport Pelagic. Great for beginners, and we should still see albatross! 

August 25  Newport Deepwater Trip. A 12-hour pelagic heading out to the real "blue water". 

OPT to provide WOS Meeting pelagics this April

Oregon Pelagic Tours is happy to announce that we will provide two pelagics at the Washington Ornithological Society Annual Meeting this spring. The 8-hour pelagics will be offered on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, leaving from Ilwaco. Registration is currently open only to WOS meeting attendees. Cost will be $200 for adults, and $100 for young birders. Email Tim @ for young birder defintion or with questions.  

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Join Russ and a Tim for a Spring Repo Cruise!

Join experienced seabirders and Oregon Pelagic Tours guides Russ Namitz and Tim Shelmerdine on the Sapphire Princess May 7-11 for a guided repositioning cruise. Russ and Tim are among the most experienced seabirders on the West Coast and are familiar with all expected seabirds of the Northeastern Pacific (and many other parts of the world). 

On this cruise, we may see up to three species of pterodromas (Murphy's, Cook's and Hawaiian Petrels), two species of albatross, storm-petrels and more. Parakeet Auklet has been seen on other spring cruises. 

Our price of $300 for three days of birding is a great bargain. Compare with Wings at $525. To sign up, email Tim at