Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Pelagic Trips in 2018

Hi All,

In 2018 I’m organizing a number of pelagic trips out of Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania. These will operate under the banner of Birdlife Australia. While we don’t insist on it, it therefore helps if you are a member of Birdlife Australia.

At present there are a total of six trips scheduled across the following dates:

Saturday 20 January and Sunday 21 January

Saturday 28 April and Sunday 29 April

Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September

I am currently taking bookings for all of the above if anyone wishes to register an interest. Please email me atrohan@wildlifeimages.com.au (don’t message me on facebook or any other platform as it is too hard to collate everything across multiple forms of communication).

As the boat often fills quite rapidly there is a waiting list established when a trip is fully booked because, for various reasons, we have people who have to pull out.

The cost of the boat trip is in the order of $125-135, depending on the number of people on the boat – it is dearer if we don’t fill the boat as the hire cost is divided between the sea-birders. Because participants come from a variety of locations and many interstate visitors make a weekend or more of it, participants organize their own accommodation and transport to Eaglehawk Neck (about an hour from Hobart).

The east coast of Tasmania is unusual because boat trips get out in a variety of weather conditions. The land mass of Tasmania itself provides lots of protection for the east coast waters and the boat gets out most times – quite safely.

If you want to know what birds we see off Eaglehawk Neck there is a file on the Seabirds and Pelagics Australia Facebook page summarizing over 100 trips to present a record of monthly seabird occurrence.



Rohan Clarke

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