Pintado Petrel  Trevor Hardaker

pelagic trip schedules

ZEST for BIRDS runs pelagic trips on a regular basis throughout the year to see the complete cross-section of birds available in these waters. Ad hoc trips can be arranged as well and the price of these trips would be determined on application, based on numbers of participants and the vessel used.

All ZEST for BIRDS trips are accompanied by guides that have been hand picked and are some of the top birders in the country, with a wealth of knowledge of all birds in Southern Africa, both pelagic and terrestrial. Their knowledge also extends into other fields and they do their utmost to point out any marine wildlife seen on these trips, including the many cetaceans available around our shores.

The boat is normally booked for the entire weekend, so that, in the case of inclement weather on the Saturday, the trip is able to go out on the Sunday. Ad hoc trips can be organised either during the week, or over weekends, based on the client's specific requirements. Included below is the itinerary of regular trips that have been scheduled for the foreseeable future. For further information or to make bookings, please fill in our on-line booking form or send us an email at




schedule of trips

Date   Status
20 July 2024   FULL!
27 July 2024   FULL!
3 August 2024   FULL!
17 August 2024   FULL!
31 August 2024   FULL!
5 September 2024   FULL!
7 September 2024   FULL!
14 September 2024   FULL!
16 September 2024   FULL!
28 September 2024   FULL!
5 October 2024   FULL!
12 October 2024   FULL!
19 October 2024   FULL!
26 October 2024   FULL!
2 November 2024   FULL!
9 November 2024   FULL!
23 November 2024   FULL!
26 November 2024   FULL!
7 December 2024   FULL!


Wandering Albatross  Trevor Hardaker


Antarctic Prion  Trevor Hardaker


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