The 2019 Season Starts Early.

Hi Texbirders and Pelagic Fanatics, I am pleased to announce that we are planning to run 3 trips in 2019.  Reservations for these first 3 trips are now open! And if all those trips make it there is the possibility of a fourth trip in September from South Padre Island. Schedule for 2019 Texas Pelagic Trips: Click the above link to learn more about upcoming Texas Pelagic trips, i.e. fares, trip lengths, departure times, spaces remaining, etc. 1._Sat May 25th; 16 hours; aboard the Blue Fin from Freeport the first trip on the Upper TX Coast since 1999. 2. Sat. July 27th; 14 hour; aboard the Kingfisher from Port Aransas; 3. Sat. August 24th, 16 hour; aboard the Kingfisher from Port Aransas; Partly out of necessity beginning in 2016 we started running Texas Pelagic trips from Port Aransas because our usual charter boat The Osprey from South Padre Island would no longer charter to us during the summer tourist season which is the prime season for Gulf of Mexico pelagics. Most of the party fishing boats in Port Aransas weren’t interested in chartering to birders either to upset their fisherman clientele, except for Deep Sea Headquarters. So now we’ve run two summer Texas Pelagics from Port Aransas aboard the Kingfisher and both were great trips with large numbers of seabirds, near record numbers of seabird species and good showings of marine mammals.  I personally have high hopes for continuing great trips out of Port Aransas because of the varied deep water seafloor bathymetry and the closer proximity to the Gulf’s Loop Current. NEW FOR 2019: We are planning to run one late spring Texas Pelagic from Freeport aboard the Blue Fin. The last time a Texas Pelagic trip was run from Freeport was back in 1999, so I think it’s about time we tried Freeport again.  The several advantages for...