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. If it is sunny out the odds are better on seeing him.
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. We have even seen basking sharks and ocean sunfish.
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.
2019 Seal Island Puffin & Pelagic Boat Trips Schedule:
Saturday, May 18 w/IHT* (see Wings, Waves & Woods Weekend for departure time)
Wednesday, May 29
Tuesday, June 18 w/IHT*
Wednesday, June 26
Saturday, July 6
Tuesday, July 9
Saturday, July 13
Tuesday July 16
Tuesday, July 23
Tuesday July 30 w/IHT*
Tuesday, August 6
Saturday, August 10
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) or you can pay the hourly rate.
$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.