Pelagic Birding Adventure

Select Dates Through 2023

Mandy is happy to collaborate with local experts and an experienced local captain to provide you with your best chances of seeing Hawaii’s sought-after sea birds and incidental cetaceans. We will enjoy birding from a coast guard certified vessel. There are plenty of great onboard viewing areas, a bathroom, and a variety of seating options.

 

Highlight Target Species

Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Newell’s Shearwater, Buller’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Bulwer’s Petrel, Black-winged Petrel, Juan Fernandez Petrel, White-necked Petrel, Mottled Petrel, Leach’s Storm Petrel, Band-rumped Storm Petrel, White-tailed Tropicbird, Laysan Albatross (Jan -June), Pomarine Jaegar, Parasitic Jaegar, Long-tailed Jaegar, Red-footed Booby, Brown Booby, Masked Booby, Brown Noddy, Hawaiian Noddy, Sooty Tern, White Tern

“We birded the whole island, changing from forest birds to sea birds. It was a great tour and really nice to get out of the city. I was able to see plenty of species too! Highly recommend!”

Price

$225 per person
Private tours available


Duration

8 hours


Dates

Select dates through 2023. See details for exact dates.


Group Size

10-15

Details

Dates

2020: September 25
2021: January 14, February 11, September 2, September 20
2022: January 25, March 1, April 30, May 13, June 10, September 2, September 20
2023: January 31, February 9, February 28, April 18, May 5, June 9, August 31, September 26, November 21

 

Pricing

Group tour: $225 per person plus tax

Please contact us directly for availability and pricing on booking a pelagic birding trip as a private tour off of Honolulu (Oahu), Kona (Big Island), and Port Allen (Kauai).

 

Duration

8 hours. Meet at 6:20am. We will push off at 6:30am and return around 2:30pm.

Included

Water, snacks, deli style lunch, online checklists, the use of binoculars if needed, and fun!

 

Not Included

The fee does not include your airfare to and from Kona, airport taxes, transfers, visa, any checked or carry-on baggage charges imposed by the airlines, any alcoholic beverages, phone calls, laundry, or other items of a personal nature.

 

Recommendations

Don’t plan on wearing warm clothes for a pelagic trip off Hawaii, it can actually be quite warm and sun protection is essential. We advise lightweight long pants, lightweight long sleeves, hat, closed toed shoes, camera, binoculars, sun screen, quick dry clothing, lightweight rain coat, sea sickness prevention medication, and a good breakfast. Conditions are generally calm but can get moderately rough, especially if we are able to get you over 25 miles offshore. You must have decent balance and an ability to steady yourself on a moving boat if you plan to take that trip.

 

Cancellation

There is a 48-hour cancelation policy for all daily tours. If you cancel prior to 48 hours of the tour, you will receive a full refund. 
If you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled trip departure, no refund fees will be provided.
 No shows are responsible for 100% of trip fees.

Birds You May See

Highlight target species: Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Newell’s Shearwater, Buller’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Bulwer’s Petrel, Black-winged Petrel, Juan Fernandez Petrel, White-necked Petrel, Mottled Petrel, Leach’s Storm Petrel, Band-rumped Storm Petrel, White-tailed Tropicbird, Laysan Albatross (Jan -June), Pomarine Jaegar, Parasitic Jaegar, Long-tailed Jaegar, Red-footed Booby, Brown Booby, Masked Booby, Brown Noddy, Hawaiian Noddy, Sooty Tern, White Tern

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Meet Your Guide

Mandy Talpas

My goal with every birding trip is to help you view, learn about, and enjoy more birds! Whether you envision casually cruising the coastline in search of seabirds, chasing after endemic forest birds, exploring local hot spots, or all of the above. I am dedicated to providing customized excursions to create your ultimate Hawaii birding experience.

My promise on every eco-tour is to ensure that each guest is having a great time while learning about Hawaii’s alluring flora and fauna. When I’m not guiding I am proud to be involved in local avian conservation initiatives. I look forward to sharing Hawaii’s beautiful birds, unique wildlife, and the projects in place to help save them, with you.

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This is the only tour of its kind! Other all-inclusive birding tours to Hawaii rush through on a cookie-cutter itinerary. Mandy has made Hawaii her permanent home and earns a living off of taking birders out of the city limits to experience the best Hawaii has to offer on a daily basis. She looks forward to sharing Hawaii’s birds, wildlife, food, scenery, history and culture with new friends.

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