Friday, March 27, 2020

PELAGICS IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES

We at Oregon Pelagic Tours are closely following the COVID-19 pandemic, as is everyone at this time. At the time of this post (March 26), Oregon is under a "Stay at home" order. While this order will not be in place indefinitely, it is certain that the virus will take many months to run its course, and our tours may well be affected. 
Although we do expect to be able to run trips in 2020, Oregon Pelagic Tours will be responsive to the current news and recommendations through the course of the virus, and will base all decisions on offering trips with the priority of keeping the health and safety of all passengers, guides and crew in mind. 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Another Poor Weather Forecast

We were asked to make a decision about running or canceling the February 16 pelagic on Thursday the 13th. With another weather forecast predicting high winds and swells, the decision was made to cancel.  Conditions as of today (Saturday) are better than expected, HOWEVER with three sets of winds and waves, I think it would have been a very difficult day. I always have mixed feelings about having to cancel, but am not feeling too bad about this one. 

Friday, February 7, 2020

February 9 Pelagic Cancelled!

We had some late interest, but not enough. The 8 hour Late Winter Seabirds Tour out of Newport on February 9 has had to cancel. With a problematic marine weather forecast for that day, it might have been a very difficult trip anyway. 

On a more positive note, the February 16 trip has enough people signed up that I was able to confirm this trip with the charter.