For the last few years, I have been organising pelagic boat trips from
Eaglehawk Neck (in Tasmania) on a casual basis with Bill Wakefield of
We are scheduling three trips in 2004 on 22 February, 19 September and 21
November. I am opening bookings for these trips if anyone wishes to
register an interest. Please ask if you want further details.
We have run two trips already this year. One in February and one in
September and I have posted trip reports on Birding-Aus. We have one more
to run on 23 November, but at this stage it is fully booked. However, I
don't have a waiting list, so if you want to be an emergency, let me know.
The east coast of Tasmania is unusual because boat trips get out in weather
conditions that would be considered extreme in many other places,
particularly Port Fairy, which I have a bit of experience with. However,
Tasmania itself provides lots of protection for the east coast and the boat
gets out most times - quite safely. Cost is approximately $80 if we get a
So, if you want a pelagic off Tasmania to add to your southern sea-bird
experiences, here's your chance.
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