PUFFIN & PELAGIC BOAT TRIPS
On this 5 hour trip you will head out to Seal Island, owned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to view a puffin colony that is monitored by the National Audubon Society through The Project Puffin. Seal Island is grass covered and barren of trees and is a world unto itself 20 miles out to sea.
Our departure/arrival times for this trip have changed from morning to afternoon so that we may be able to view the Red-Billed Tropicbird that has been a favorite sighting for the past several years. He usually comes out from under his rock on the shoreline at about 4:00 pm. This is an unusual bird that you may be able to add to your life list.
You may see other pelagic birds on the Puffin & Pelagic Boat Trips including the uncommon “Common Murre”, arctic terns, gulls, sea ducks, great cormorants, razorbills, gannets, red-necked phalarope, mure, scoters, loons and guillemots as well as marine animals including harbor seals, gray seals, and possibly porpoises and whales.
Box lunches, beverages and snacks available at Old Quarry. Please order lunches at least a day ahead. What to bring on your Puffin & Pelagic Boat Trip.
2018 Seal Island Puffin & Pelagic Boat Trips Schedule:
Saturday, May 19 w/IHT* (see Wings, Waves & Woods Weekend for departure time)
Wednesday, June 20
Wednesday, June 27 w/IHT*
Saturday, June 30
Wednesday, July 4
Saturday, July 7
Wednesday, July 11
Saturday, July 14
Wednesday, July 18 w/IHT*
Saturday, July 21
Wednesday, July 25
Saturday, July 28
Wednesday, August 1
Saturday, August 4
Wednesday, August 8
Saturday, August 11
The vessel Nigh Duck typically leaves Old Quarry at 1:00 pm and returns at 6:00 pm for the Puffin & Pelagic Boat trips – please refer to the boat schedule for more information.
RATES: (minimum 12 people per scheduled trip)
$65.00/person for IHT members on IHT trips
$50.00/children under 16
Custom, private Puffin & Pelagic Boat Trips are also available by request any time during the season at private charter hourly rates per rate sheet.