Friday, June 21, 2019

Hawaii to Vancouver, Spring 2020

Calling all Pelagic Enthusiasts!  

Travel with Oregon Pelagic Tours as we cross from the Hawaiian Islands to Vancouver, British Columbia in May, 2020. We are finalizing details, but we plan to offer landbirding on at least one of the islands we will be visiting, then share our knowledge of seabirds as we spend 5 days crossing the Pacific Ocean between the Hawaiian Islands and Vancouver. We have personal experience with the seabirds of this cruise, two of us have made a round-trip to Hawaii and back in the fall. This is a unique opportunity that other companies/organizations are not offering! 

Tentative Schedule: 
May 1 --  We meet at the cruise ship dock and board the ship. The cruise ship departs Honolulu at 11:00 pm.  
May 2 -- Lahaina, Maui. Birding Haleakala and time for shopping/sightseeing. 
May 3 -- Nawiliwili, Kauai. We are only here about 6 hours total, so will see if we can arrange any birding opportunities. 
May 4-8 -- Days at sea. Exciting. We will be on deck in hopes of seeing many exciting birds: Bulwer's, Cook's, Bonin, and Hawaiian Petrels, among others; Brown and Red-Footed Boobies; Black-footed and Laysan Albatross; Red-tailed and White-tailed Tropicbirds, Christmas, Newall's, and other Shearwaters; various marine mammals. 
May 9 -- Victoria, BC. Details TBA.
May 10 -- Land in Vancouver and disembark. Tour ends. 

Other details: 
Participants will make their own stateroom arrangements with the cruise line. (PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS YET!)
Participants are responsible for their own travel to Honolulu and from Vancouver. 
Participants will pay a separate fee to Oregon Pelagic Tours for their ondeck wildlife observing experience, summaries of the day's sightings each evening, and land excursion(s).  For those who are interested, we will be having a group dinner each evening. 
Please do not make any travel arrangements until we are sure the trip will go. 

Questions or interest? 
Please email Tim at