Sunday, January 5, 2020

Winter/Spring OPT Trips

Happy 2020, everyone! We at Oregon Pelagic Tours are looking to another great year taking you out to enjoy seabirds. 
Our first two trips are coming up soon, both on Sundays: February 9 and 16, and in conjunction with the Pacific Seabird Group meeting. However, these trips are open to all, so if you have thought about taking a winter trip, these would be a good choice. On these trips, we have a very good chance to see Black-footed and Laysan Albatross, Ancient Murrelet, Black-legged Kittiwake, and Short-tailed Shearwater. We have a chance of seeing Short-tailed Albatross also, but remember that this is a rare bird. Sign-up has been light, so you may wish to register for one of the two dates, but be available for both, just in case we have to consolidate the two trips to be able to go. 
We are also excited to explore what is off Oregon in May, as we have a trip planned for May 31st. We have not run a trip this late in May for many years, so who knows what we may find? 
Prices and information are on the Schedule/Prices page, so if interested, click on that page. Registration instructions ate on the Registration page. 
We hope to see you on the ocean in 2020! 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

2020 Schedule Set, Prices Tentative

Greetings, everyone. 
We are still awaiting price information from our primary charter, Newport Tradewinds, but as many of you have been inquiring about our 2020 trips, we have gone ahead and put our schedule on the Schedule/Prices page. If prices do indeed change, we will be passing those increases on to our passengers. 
Three tours have no prices yet; I will be contacting those charters by the beginning of February, after I return from a seabirding trip to New Zealand and Australia. I will also be a little slow to respond to emails through the third week in January due to this trip. 
All 2020 trips have plenty of spaces available -- until I mark a trip as FULL on the Schedule/Prices page, you may sign up. 
Hope to see you on an Oregon Pelagic Tours pelagic in 2020! 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 7 Pelagic -- weather cancellation

The weather forecasts indicate that Saturday's pelagic would be at best a miserable trip, so after discussion with the charter office, the skipper, and another guide, Oregon Pelagic Tours will not be running the scheduled pelagic on December 7. Passenger safety and comfort will always be a priority. We apologize for any inconvenience.