Pelagic Birding Tour, 2023
Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2023 Depart: San Diego, California, USA
Return: San Diego, California, USA
$1,695 USD FULL! Get on the wait list!

Round trip from San Diego, California

We’ll offer a free evening presentation about the pelagic tour by leader Todd McGrath the evening before departure.

5-day Itinerary

 San Diego

Board Searcher at Fisherman’s Landing by 11 a.m. for passenger orientation. Depart at noon. Spend the day birding to the 9 Mile Bank and other underwater banks, ridges and canyons.


Our second day at sea will find us in the Channel Islands. From there we travel north and west to deeper waters, past Point Conception to Arguello Canyon, Rodriguez Dome.


Today finds us in 2,000 fathom waters where we explore the known Pterodroma corridors near San Juan Seamount and other seamounts at and past the edge of the Continental Shelf, where the rarities roam.


Search the area 40 miles southwest of the Cortez Bank, 150 miles offshore – as far southwest as anyone can get in the ABA area.

 Return to San Diego

Arrive Fisherman’s Landing, San Diego by 8 a.m.

Tour Notes

Tour Leaders

Todd McGrath

Todd is an unbelievable pelagic bird expert from just about any US coast. His guiding skills and photography [...] READ MORE

Dave Pereksta

An avid birder and avian biologist with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Dave has spent hundreds of days [...] READ MORE

Dave Povey

Dave has spent most of his adult life appreciating San Diego pelagic birds from his own boat and from the [...] READ MORE

MEALS INCLUDED: All meals from lunch on Day 1 through breakfast on Day 5.

Itineraries and schedules subject to change based on weather conditions, captain’s discretion, and other uncertainties.

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