FARALLONES ISLANDS TRIPS
AUGUST 4 & OCTOBER 20
Shearwater Journeys has scheduled two trips to visit the Farallones Islands, Sunday, August 4 and Sunday, October 20. Early August is prime time to see the splendid Tufted Puffin and other breeding seabirds of the islands. These islands represent the largest breeding seabird colony south of Alaska on the West Coast. Participants on the 2012 August trip were thrilled to see a NORTHERN GANNET! Or course, the 45 HUMPBACK WHALES and 5 BLUE WHALES were none to shabby! While our 2011 trip was not too shabby either, finding a BROWN BOOBY and LAYSAN ALBATROSS! We never know what we'll find, but we always find the TUFTED PUFFINS! This trip sells out, in advance, every year. Please book early.
October 20 is a good time to hope to see GREAT WHITE SHARKS, an apex marine predator. Please keep in mind that this is nature, and not a multimillion dollar amusement park where nature jumps out on cue. The October 20 trip has only 4 SPACES AVAILABLE! Please send your reservation as soon as possible. Reservations will be taken by postmark date.
Leader, Peter Pyle will be on board for both trips. Peter has a deep knowledge of all Farallones Island life. He has witnessed many Great White Shark encounters.
Details for both trips:
AUGUST 4: $167/person- SOLD OUT. WAITING LIST ONLY. EMAIL DEBI.
OCTOBER 20: $196/person-SPACES AVAILABLE!
DEPARTURE: 7:30 a.m. sharp from the Clipper Yacht Harbor (map): 310 Harbor Drive, Sausalito.
PARKING: $2 payable in cash only at the dock. Do not park in front of the Fish Restaurant. You will be ticketed. Allow time to park and get to the dock. Price adjustment for fuel, or other costs payable at the dock. In 2012, this was $10/person for both.
VESSEL: OUTER LIMITS, a very stable catamaran. (Google map here).
Check in: Please check in with Debi no later than 7:15 and pay the parking fee to her at the dock. Allow 10 minutes to park and check in.
Dress warmly & bring lunch & drinks. Take a seasick prevention pill. This is a non-smoking trip.
Outer Limits, above.
Tufted Puffins & Great White Sharks Forever,