Friday, March 22, 2019

Spots open on May 18 trip (trip confirmed with charter)

I am happy to announce that we have enough sign-up for our May 18 Newport 6 hour pelagic to confirm with the charter office.  If we have good weather and ocean conditions this trip will go! Having said that, we do have spots available.  If you are interested, you may wish to sign up sooner rather than later -- the past two years, this trip has sold out.  Why go out in the spring?  We should see Red and Red-necked Phalarope in their most colorful plumages, catch the northward passage of jaegers and Sabine's Gulls, and still see albatross, shearwaters, auklets, murrelets and other seabirds. Come join the fun! 

Sunday, February 17, 2019


I am sorry to say that the March 2nd pelagic from Newport did not reach the sign-up required to go. This trip has been cancelled. The next Oregon Pelagic Tours trip is the 6 hour trip from Newport on May 18, 2019. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

2018 ends with a 3 Albatross Day!

What a great December trip we had!  Lucking out with a weather window between fronts, we ran this trip against the odds. Highlights of the trip included a very cooperative ANCIENT MURRELET, two flyby PARAKEET AUKLETS, and an amazing THREE species of albatross: the expected BLACK-FOOTED, the now not surprising LAYSAN ALBATROSS (every Newport trip from August 12 on saw at least one of this species), and an incredible SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS. The latter came in to our chum slick and gave everyone great looks and photo ops.  Sadly, we had to leave this outstanding species in order to start our trip back to the dock.