Due to popular demand our Pelagic Trips are back!
Through the summer we run regular 6hr birdwatching and wildlife trips on board Mermaid II.
If you live by the coast seabirds are a common sight, at least those like gulls, terns or cormorants that live on and near the shore. Pelagic seabirds, have always been in a separate world. They spend most of their lives in an environment that we seldom visit it. This gives them an aura of mystery and puts them in a class of their own.
Pelagic seabirds are a magnet for keen birders all over the world. We aim for you to see with your own eyes what most people never get to see – pelagic seabirds in their natural world. On your trip we head offshore to the best areas for the observation of sea-birds. We then attract several species by chumming. This usually gives you great opportunity for photography and filming.
Regular sightings; hundreds of Manx Shearwaters, Balearic, Sooty, Great and Cory’s Shearwater, Storm Petrel, Wilson’s Petrel, Grey Phalarope, Northern Gannet, Great Skua, Pomerine Skua, Artic Skua, Puffin
Not forgetting our friends the Grey Seal, Common Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, Basking Sharks, Minke Whale, Humpback Whale, Atlantic Sun Fish and much more.
Bowhead whale, Pilot Whales have also been seen.
These trips will run on Saturdays from 1st July to 2nd September.
Price is £70.00 per person