Tuesday, June 25, 2024

2025 Spring Repo Cruise Date Set!

We have received several inquiries about future cruises after our successful repositioning cruise this spring aboard Sapphire Princess. Heeding this interest, Oregon Pelagic Tours has set the date for our repositioning cruise next spring. Join Tim, Russ and Leisyka aboard the Zaandam as we depart San Diego on May 3, travel over to beautiful Catalina Island, then have two days of pelagic birding as we head north to Vancouver, B.C., arriving on May 7. More details to follow soon, including the name of our cruise consultant at Holland America. (Please wait to sign up with our consultant, as there are benefits to traveling as a group.)

Friday, June 21, 2024

June Updates

Tamara from Garibaldi Charters informed me that the 2 1/2 Three Arch Rocks NWR ecotours sign-ups are doing well, and she thinks it likely some of the four may sell out. See the OPT Schedules page for dates, but conatct Garibaldi Charters to sign up. 

Oregon Pelagic Tours has an agreement with our charter office partners that if we cancel a trip due to lack of interest, we will do so no later than three weeks before the trip. This allows the charter to use the boat for other trips, such as fishing. So when our newest offering, the July 13 six-hour trip from Newport, only had three paid pasengers about a month before its scheduled sailing, the decision was made to cancel this trip. While there were other passengers who said they wanted to go, paid passengers guarantee a sailing. Moral of the story: anyone who is serious about going on a specific trip should commit with a payment as soon as convenient. 

The next three trips (8/18 Garibaldi, 8/25 Newport Deepwater, 9/7 Newport) are all about halfway to making their boat costs. Given that Oregon Pelagic Tours passengers have a history of signing up later, I am still hopeful all three of these will go. 

We hope that you will be joining us this season on the ocean!