Welcome to Shearwater Journeys, the oldest pelagic birding company offering seabirding trips off California's central coast. Since 1976 more than 67,000 birders and marine enthusiasts have joined our trips from every state in the USA and more than 30 countries worldwide. We offer the most comprehensive selection of pelagic trips in the entire USA. The combination of deep water canyons close to shore makes this region one of the world's premiere seabirding hot spots. Offering the highest ratio of leadership in the business, we are second to none. Many of our leaders have been with Shearwater Journeys for several decades and have worldwide experience with seabirds.
Our signature Monterey Bay trips have been the backbone of seabirding in North America, producing many “first” records. A JOUANIN'S PETREL observed on our September 12, 2015 Albacore trip set a first record for mainland North America! (Prior to that, the only records were from Hawaii.) This was followed two days later with a record of a WHITE-CHINNED PETREL on our September 15, 2015 Half Moon Bay trip. On our September 18, 2016 Half Moon Bay trip, a HAWAIIAN PETREL was briefly spotted. The ongoing NORTHERN GANNET was found on many of our 2016 Half Moon Bay trips as well. Every year for decades, our trips to the Farallon Islands have sold out early. This is the single best trip to see TUFTED PUFFINS in all of their breeding splendor, along with thousands of other nesting seabirds. One never knows what will show up. In 2016, both BLUE-FOOTED and BROWN BOOBIES were present at these islands. Our twelve hour Albacore Grounds trip departing from Monterey also sells out every year. Book early! Without a doubt, the marine mammal show, especially at Monterey Bay is one of the most spectacular in the entire world!
SHEARWATER JOURNEYS, INC. PO BOX 190, HOLLISTER, CA 95024
Every single day is completely different - just ask the folks who did 5 trips in a row from Monterey with us! Our friendly and knowledgable leaders are ready to enchance your day at sea! Join us!
Please check out our complete schedule of trips. Of course, I'll be on board every trip!