Monday, July 24, 2023

Fun, Short Trip with Garibaldi Charters

Yesterday,Sunday, 7/23/23, Garibaldi Charters and Oregon Pelagic Tours accompplished something new: a  monthly, short (2 1/2 hours) nearshore pelagic trip down to Three Arch Rocks NWR.  14 passengers enjoyed a calm ocean and beautiful weather . As one would expect, Common Murres were the most numerous species, but Pigeon Guillemots, Western and Heermann's Gulls, all three cormorants, Black Oystercatchers. Brown Pelicans entertained the participants. The highlight of the day for most of us were 7 Tufted Puffins, a couple of them providing some incredibly close views of birds on the water. These monthly 2 1/2 hour trips are ideal for those wanting to get out on the water, but don't really want to go far offshore or spend 8 or more hours on the water. The next trips will take place on August 6 and September 3rd. While nearshore trips will not provide the deepwater species a longer pelagic trip, as we move toward fall, we should have an increased chance of seeing some shearwaters, phalaropes, terns and auklets. For more information about these trips and contact information for Garibaldi Charters, as well as the dates and costs of our longer trips, please visit the Schedule and Prices page of this website There is still plenty of room on all our trips. Hope to see you on the ocean!