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Port Fairy Tour Reports

2018 Highlights

2018 was another good year for Port Fairy Pelagics we completed 12 trips and all but two had Great Albatross recorded (Wanderer or Royal).

January- Highlights were Wandering Albatross (Exulans), Northern Royal Albatross, White-headed Petrel, White-chinned Petrel, Flesh-footed Shearwater, Long-tailed Jaeger. We also observed Orcas.

February - Both Australian and New Zealand Wandering Albatross were observed as were White-headed Petrel and Flesh-footed and Sooty Shearwaters.

March- Australian and New Zealand Wandering and Northern Royal Albatross were recorded.

April- Eight species of Albatross were observed and we also saw White-chinned Petrel.

May - We recorded Australian and New Zealand Wandering Albatross, Northern Royal Albatross, Cape Petrel and Soft-plumaged Petrel, Antarctic and Slender-billed Prion and Sooty Shearwater.

June- Ten Albatross species including Northern and Southern Albatross, White-fronted and Artic Tern were sighted. An Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphin was also seen.

July- Was a quite month but Orcas were observed.

August- No trips were run.

September - Australian and New Zealand Wandering Albatross and Northern and Southern Royal Albatross and both Giant Petrels.

October- We ran two trips in October. The first trip had Wandering Albatross and Southern Royal Albatross. A distant sighting of a possible Jaeger. The second trip had a Northern Royal Albatross, Sooty Shearwater and Flesh-footed Shearwater and White-chinned Petrel.

November- Australian and New Zealand Wandering Albatross, Northern Royal Albatross were recorded. White-headed Petrel, Flesh-footed Shearwater and Artic Jaeger were also observed. On the mammal front we had Hump-backed Whale and Long-finned Pilot Whale.








December- We ran back to back trips on the Saturday and Sunday. Very different outcomes due to the weather conditions. Saturday we observed 17 sea bird species observed including Wandering Albatross, Northern Royal Albatross, Soft-plumaged and White-chinned Petrel and Sooty Shearwater. Sunday's trip was very very calm water with only two species of Albatross being observed. We saw White-chinned Petrel, Flesh-footed Shearwater and Artic Jaeger. Highlight of the day was four Sperm Whales including a large bull that was at least as long as our boat (18Mtrs). Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin and Australian Fur Seal were observed along with a possible sighting of a Blue Whale.

2018 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 16 December 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 15 December 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 18 November 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 28 October 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 3 October 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 23 September 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 15 July 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 24 June 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 19 May 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 22 April 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 11 February 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 14 January 2018 pelagic - here

2017 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 17 December 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 28 November 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 12 November 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 15 October 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 10 September 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 13August 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 9 July 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 18 June 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 14 May 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 23 April 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 02 April 2017 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 19 March 2017 pelagic - here

2016 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 11 December 2016 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 27 November 2016 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 20 November 2016 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 24 October 2016 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 16 July 2016 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 9 July 2016 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 19 June 2016 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 29 May 2016 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 20 March 2016 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 10 January 2016 pelagic here

2015 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 13 December 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 15 November 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 8 November 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 20 September 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 8 August 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 19 July 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 14 June 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 17 May 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 12 April 2015 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 8 February 2015 pelagic here

2014 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 14 December 2014 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 9 November 2014 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 14 September 2014 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 13 July 2014 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 15 June 2014 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 18 May 2014 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 17 May 2014 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 13 April 2014 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 12 January 2014 pelagic here

2013 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 15 September 2013 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 8 September 2013 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 19 May 2013 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 14 April 2013 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 13 April 2013 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 13 January 2013 pelagic here

2012 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 18 November 2012 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 22 July 2012 pelagic here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 25 March 2012 pelagic here

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 19 February 2012 pelagic here


2011 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 16 April 2011 pelagic here

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 17 April 2011 pelagic here




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