Offshore Birding- Tofino Shorebird Fest

Join seabird expert Mark Maftei from the Raincoast Education Society for this all day Tofino Shorebird Festival Event. 

This trip will be an all-day excursion to some of the offshore banks and canyons in search of albatrosses, shearwaters, storm-petrels and other pelagic birds. Exact route to be determined based on local weather, fishing activity, and up-to-date recon of where birds seem to be concentrating. The goal is to bird out to, and then along, the shelf edge near some of the large offshore canyons about 35 miles off the coast.

Previous years have turned up some amazing birds and marine mammals and this is a one-of-a-kind experience and a unique opportunity to explore the pelagic waters off of Vancouver Island. Early May is the transition when wintering species begin to move out and summer migrants arrive. This is a trip specifically designed around finding seabirds, led by seabird scientists, and is not a pleasure cruise.

Space is limited to 12 people, and seats are first-come, first-serve. Book online at Ocean Outfitters or call 1- 877-906-2326.

Cost: $220 per person + tax

The trip is weather dependent. In the event of cancellation, there will be a 100% refund. No refund for no-shows. Dress warm, bring your own lunch and water!

Photo Credit: Mark Sawyer Photography

April 2019

May 2019