Endorsed by Curators:
Join us SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 aboard the MV Frances Barkley for Nature Albertas first ever pelagic trip. The trip departs from Ucluelet, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. The destination is the continental shelf, La Perouse Bank, approximately 40 km offshore, where you will have the opportunity to see stunning coastal birds like Albatrosses, Fulmars, Shearwaters, Storm-Petrels, Cormorants, Phalaropes, Jaegars, Murres, Murrelets, Auklets and potentially Puffins. There are only 88 spots available on this trip - purchase your ticket today.
Your ticket price includes: An 8-hour voyage aboard the 128' MV Frances Barkley.
Additional information: The MV Frances Barkley has several observation decks; the upper viewing deck is ideal for seeing the most species, while the lower deck is great for getting that perfect camera angle. The large ship size also reduces the risk of the trip being cancelled due to poor weather. The vessel is Transport Canada approved and has all the required lifesaving equipment and a trained crew aboard. There will be lots of room for everyone on board. You may bring a backpack or small bag with you. The weather can be variable throughout the day so come prepared. Gloves, mitts, sunglasses, sunscreen, windproof/waterproof jacket, hat, non-slip footwear (rubber soled) are all recommended. Remember your binoculars and field guides. PHOTOGRAPHERS: you may bring monopods, but PLEASE DO NOT BRING TRIPODS.There is a cafeteria on board serving hot beverages and meals. If you have any special dietary needs please bring your own food.
Accomodations and travel: Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Ucluelet, hotel accommodations, meals as well as any other incidentals. Rooms are limited in Ucluelet and it is strongly recommended that participants book their hotels or B&Bs as early as possible. Many participants will spend Sunday night in Ucluelet after the boat trip to avoid a late night drive. Information on hotels, restaurants and attractions in and around Ucluelet can be found at http://ucluelet.ca
For more information: Contact the Pelagic Trip Coordinator, James Fox at NApelagic@yahoo.com.