Catalina Explorer Expeditions to the Southern Channel Islands
Wildlife Expeditions Pelagic Birding & Whale Watching
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About Us Catalina Explorer offers educational, science, & wildlife expeditions to the Southern Channel islands off the coast of Southern California. More... Our boat is located at 22nd Street Landing 141 W 22nd Street, San Pedro CA 90731 Contact email: info@catalinaexplorer.com phone/text: 949 500 4755
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8 hr. Pelagic Birding & Whales Spring-Fall. During our Pelagic Birding and Whales trip we’ll be heading to the Offshore banks searching for the many species of pelagic birds and whales that are attracted to krill and schooling fish that are in abundance at this time of year. Breakfast, hot lunch, and soft drinks included. Calendar Overnite Santa Barbara Island Offshore Pelagic Wildlife Spring & Fall. This is a limited load (16 passengers) 18 hr. overnite trip. We depart from San Pedro at 10 pm, and you’ll awake refreshed at Santa Barabara Island in the morning ready for a hot breakfast  and to start your tour around the island and its offshore banks. After checking out the birds at the island rookeries, we’ll work our way down the offshore banks searching for Pelagic Birds and other sea life. Food & drinks included. Calendar 2-Day Offshore Pelagic Wildlife Spring & Fall This is a limited load (16 passengers) 2-Day trip. We’ll begin boarding from 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro at 10pm, and we’ll depart at midnight (Day 1). This will allow us to be arrive at the offshore banks in the early morning of Day 1.  We’ll work our way down the offshore banks searching for pelagic birds, whales, and other sea life. We’ll spend the night in the shelter of one of the islands, enjoying a great bbq while we watch the sunset. In the morning we’ll work our way back along different offshore banks working our way home. You’ll arrive back in San Pedro in the early evening of Day 2 giving us 2 full days of birding. Calendar Custom Multi-day Offshore Pelagic Wildlife Spring & Fall. These are limited load multi-day trips. These trips can be pre- arranged with land based activities. After checking out the birds at the island rookeries, we’ll work our way down the offshore banks searching for Pelagic Birds and other sea life. Contact us to set up your own Custom Expedition. Regular visitors to our area  Best times to view Black-footed Albatross April-August Northern Fulmar October-March Pink-footed Shearwater April-October Sooty Shearwater April-October Black-vented Shearwater September-March Leach’s Storm-Petrel June-August Black Storm-Petrel May-September Red-necked Phalarope   Apr.-June & Aug.-Oct. Red Phalarope September-February Pomarine Jaeger Mar.-May and Sept.-Nov. Parasitic Jaeger  Apr.-May & Sept.-Oct. Sabine’s Gull September Common Murre  November-May Xantu’s Murrelet (Scripps)  March-June Cassin’s Auklet  November-June Rhinoceros Auklet  November-April Brown Booby September-April Common Dolphin Year-round Bottlenose Dolphin Year-round Risso’s Dolphin Year-round Orca Whales Dec.-April Blue Whales Summer-Fall Fin Whales Year-round Humpback Whales Year-round Gray Whales Dec.-May Sei Whales Occasional/Year-round Sperm Whales Rare/Winter Elephant Seals Winter California Sea Lions Year-round Harbor Seals Year-round
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Catalina Explorer Expeditions to the Southern Channel Islands
Catalina Explorer 141 W 22nd Street, San Pedro CA 90731 email: info@catalinaexplorer.com / phone/text: 949 500 4755
Wildlife Expeditions Pelagic Birding & Whale Watching 8 hr. Pelagic Birding & Whales Spring-Fall. During our Pelagic Birding and Whales trip we’ll be heading to the Offshore banks searching for the many species of pelagic birds and whales that are attracted to krill and schooling fish that are in abundance at this time of year. Breakfast, hot lunch, and soft drinks included. Overnite Santa Barbara Island Offshore Pelagics Spring & Fall. This is a limited load (16 passengers) 18 hr. overnite trip. We depart from San Pedro at 10 pm, and you’ll awake refreshed at Santa Barabara Island in the morning ready for a hot breakfast  and to start your tour around the island and its offshore banks. After checking out the birds at the island rookeries, we’ll work our way down the offshore banks searching for Pelagic Birds and other sea life. Food & drinks included. 2-Day Offshore Pelagics Spring & Fall This is a limited load (16 passengers) 2-Day trip. We’ll begin boarding from 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro at 10pm, and we’ll depart at midnight (Day 1). This will allow us to be arrive at the offshore banks in the early morning of Day 1.  We’ll work our way down the offshore banks searching for pelagic birds, whales, and other sea life. We’ll spend the night in the shelter of one of the islands, enjoying a great bbq while we watch the sunset. In the morning we’ll work our way back along different offshore banks working our way home. You’ll arrive back in San Pedro in the early evening of Day 2 giving us 2 full days of birding. Custom Multi-day Offshore Pelagics Spring & Fall. These are limited load multi-day trips. These trips can be pre-arranged with land based activities. After checking out the birds at the island rookeries, we’ll work our way down the offshore banks searching for Pelagic Birds and other sea life. Contact us to set up your own Custom Expedition. Regular visitors to our area        Best times to view Black-footed Albatross April-August Northern Fulmar October-March Pink-footed Shearwater April-October Sooty Shearwater April-October Black-vented Shearwater September-March Leach’s Storm-Petrel June-August Black Storm-Petrel May-September Red-necked Phalarope   Apr.-June & Aug.-Oct. Red Phalarope September-February Pomarine Jaeger Mar.-May and Sept.-Nov. Parasitic Jaeger  Apr.-May & Sept.-Oct. Sabine’s Gull September Common Murre  November-May Xantu’s Murrelet (Scripps)  March-June Cassin’s Auklet  November-June Rhinoceros Auklet  November-April Brown Booby September-April Common Dolphin Year-round Bottlenose Dolphin Year-round Risso’s Dolphin Year-round Orca Whales Dec.-April Blue Whales Summer-Fall Fin Whales Year-round Humpback Whales Year-round Gray Whales Dec.-May Sei Whales Occasional/Year-round Sperm Whales Rare/Winter Elephant Seals Winter California Sea Lions Year-round Harbor Seals Year-round
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