Tasmania Yachting Pelagic

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Subject: Tasmania Yachting Pelagic
From: Simon Mustoe <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:18:27 +1000

It's been a couple of years since we have had chance to suggest another 
yachting trip off Tasmania. The vessel we previously used was unfortunately 
sold. Another vessel has come available recently and we may have chance to run 
the trip again.

At this stage, we're just looking for expressions of interest and as usual, you 
lucky birders are looking at a mate's rate price - you don't know how lucky you 
are ; ) 

We haven't decided exactly when to do it but it will be some time between late 
2011 and early 2012. It'd either run ex Hobart towards the seamounts, or ex 
Devonport out wide of St Helens (out to 100-150 miles). The price usually ends 
up between $1400-$1600. This would be full board for 6 days, 5 nights, 
including 4 full days at sea. So there would usually be about 30+ hours of sea 
watching. On our last trip, we had 41 species of seabird and 5 species of whale 
and dolphin ( Though we'd see less 
in the summer months, these are trips that will stay in my mind forever as one 
of the best things I've ever done. 

Just to put the price into perspective. It normally costs about $150 a day for 
a pelagic with 2 hours on the shelf. When you throw in accommodation for five 
nights, food and fuel, you wouldn't get much change out of a grand. For a few 
hundred dollars more, we get to spend 10x longer out at sea. 

Here's what Tracy Anne Cuin had to say: "That was one of the most excellent 
experiences ever! I learned so much 
and saw so many birds I haven't seen before, including many I have 
wanted to see. Have never been sailing before and have never been 
seasick either. It was brilliant." 

So drop me a line to let me know if you want to be on the mailing list when we 
get things moving and I'll be in touch.

All the best,



Simon Mustoe 
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