In an effort to make pelagic trips more affordable Monterey Seabirds is
currently accepting reservations for Group Charters in 2009. Bring your
Audubon chapter, bird club, group of friends or photographers. We will
provide everything else as we do on all our trips; friendly, experienced
spotters, marine naturalist, chummer and chum. Price for these charters
is $1650 for groups up to 25. If you organize the outing it seems only
fair that you go for free. The math for 25 works out to $66 per person
for an eight hour tour!
Most of the late summer and fall weekends, when the species diversity
and chance for vagrants is optimal, are available for these charters.
They can be reserved with a credit card now that won't be run until the
day of the trip. All the organizer has to do is show up with their group.
In past years we have done several group charters for Audubon Chapters
and Field Ornithologist groups. They are quite fun when everyone on
board is already acquainted. Carpooling will help keep the cost of the
trip even more reasonable.
This might be the ticket for those of you in need of low cost pelagics
in these tough economic times. Let's hear it for community organizers!
Please feel free to email me off list with any questions about these
Roger Wolfe for Monterey Seabirds