The Petrel Station Pelagic Seabird Tours

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One of the world's best full day seabird tours! Known for an incredible diversity of stunning seabirds (68 species so far) these pelagic birding tours offer a very unique and memorable New Zealand birdwatching experience. Departs Tutukaka, Northland.

Be it a huge Albatross soaring overhead, or a tiny Storm Petrel on the surface, seabirds are in their element on the ocean and the best way to experience them is out in their world.

The Petrel Station sea bird tours offer exceptional up close views and photo opportunities, and with 9–10hrs on the water you get lots of time to enjoy the stunning seabirds.

Why the tours are so good: Worlds best tour to see New Zealand Storm Petrel; specialty local seabirds (Pycroft's, Cook's, Grey Noddy & more); 24 species breed locally plus migrating, scarce vagrant, tropical & southern seabirds; huge workups of thousands of Buller’s Shearwater & Fairy Prion! Tours go year round in all seasons, and are part of our long-term seabird sightings research project

How to Find Us
From $300 – $335

Minimum Age: 10


Tutukaka Marina
Tutukaka Tutukaka
New Zealand