Seabirds features year-round pelagic trips for observing seabirds and
marine mammals of Monterey Bay. Our experienced trip leaders and skipper,
boat, and policies will all contribute to your enjoyment of a safe,
comfortable and rewarding trip.
Monterey Bay Specialists
Monterey Seabirds specializes in pelagic seabirding trips out of Monterey
only. Our leaders/spotters will be fresh rather than exhausted from
driving to Monterey the night before from other pelagic trips in Northern
California. Most of our leaders are friendly residents familiar with
local sightings and hotspots and willing to share this knowledge with
Learn more about our Trip Leaders
Richard Ternullo is a lifelong resident of the Monterey Peninsula and
has been leading natural history trips for more than 30 years. He knows
the seabirds and whales like no one else. He is out on the bay on a
daily basis with Monterey Bay Whale Watch and knows where to find the
birds. There isn't another skipper on the west coast who knows seabirds
as well as Richard. He has several first county records to his credit.
The 55-foot Point Sur Clipper is used solely for natural history outings
and has seating for 40 people and a capacity for 48. There are no bait
tanks to block access and no leftover fishy smells from fishing charters.
Monterey Seabirds limits group size to 32 people per trip. This ensures
the comfort and safety of all on board and makes it possible for everyone
to see the birds without having to jockey for position at the rail.
Our trips are the best deal in the business. At $130 for the regular
outings and $150 for the 12-hour offshore outings our trips are priced
to be affordable. If you go on three of our trips in a given year the
fourth is free (NOT redeemable on the 12-hour offshore trips).
We maintain regular business hours 7 days a week (Monterey Bay Whale
Watch). When you call to make a reservation or ask a question your call
will be answered by a real person.
At Monterey Seabirds you can reserve your spot with a credit card over
the phone or by registering online.
Should you need to cancel your reservation and do so two weeks prior
to your scheduled outing you will be refunded in full. If you would
like to reschedule you will not be charged a fee.
|I was on your trip on May 15, and my compliments. I've been
on several Atlantic pelagic trips, but yours was more fun. Partly
because all the birds were new, partly because the weather cooperated,
but also because the staff were very friendly and helpful. All
Jim Kalat (Cary, NC)