Charter: Newport Tradewinds
Departure Time: _____
(arrive 30 minutes early)
What to bring:
Miscellaneous: 1) Most trips are not recommended for children under 12 years of age--ask to bring younger ones. 2) Pregnant women should not participate. 3) Please, for the comfort of others, no smoking. 4) Remember, we are on a “bird searching” trip, therefore no sightings are guaranteed. Some birds are seen only briefly or at a distance, and are missed by some participants or even trip leaders. Please let us know your target birds and we'll make a special effort to help you identify them if we detect them. 5) Pelagic trips are physically tiring and seating is limited. If you have special needs please let us know in advance so we can accommodate you. 6) Trips may cancel due to high waves (not rain). Seas can improve dramatically overnight. The decision to cancel a trip is made at the dock or, frequently, the evening before the trip--no sooner. A final trip update is sent via e-mail the afternoon prior to the trip. If you do not have e-mail, call between 6-8 PM the night before the trip. Always have alternate plans--just in case. If the trip cancels due to weather, your entire trip fee will be refunded. 7) Driving to Portland to catch a plane or other after-trip appointments: Trips may end sooner or last longer than stated, depending upon conditions. You also may be more exhausted than you think after the trip, and need to rest, clean up, and eat. Afternoon traffic can be painfully slow back to the Willamette Valley. Allow ample time for any after-trip appointments.
Terms & Conditions: Reservations are made on a first-paid, first-reserved basis. Send a personal check, payable to The Bird Guide, Inc., for the full trip amount, along with names of each participant for which you are sending payment. Enclose a separate check for each trip date. Cancellations in writing for a refund are allowed up to 21 days before the trip, less a $5 per person cancellation fee. No refunds within 21 days of the trip. No refunds if you miss the boat. If the trip cancels due to weather or insufficient signup, you will receive a full refund. Liability: The charter is fully certified and insured. The Bird Guide, Inc. and its guides, and any other entities engaged in promoting or endorsing these trips, including the American Birding Association and Portland Audubon Society, acts only as an agent for the carrier of these trips and cannot be held responsible for any injuries, accidents, lost, stolen, or damaged articles, seasickness, or other misfortune resulting from participation on these trips.
How to get to the boat
Newport Tradewinds: 653 SW Bay Blvd., Newport, Oregon 97365. 541-265-2101.
From Highway 101 or Highway 20, follow the signs to the Historic Newport Bayfront.
Driving to Newport:
Corvallis: 1 hour (Hwy 20 to Hwy 101)
Salem: 1-1/2 hours (Hwy 22 to Hwy 18 to Hwy 101)
Portland: 2-1/2 hours (Hwy 99W to Hwy 18 to Hwy 101)
Eugene: 2 hours (Hwy 99W to Hwy 20 to Hwy 101)
Here are some suitable motels. All are within 1-3 miles of the charter and are easy to find. They maintain clean and well-kept rooms (especially bathrooms, bedding, and kitchens (if included)), separate smoking and non-smoking rooms, friendly office staff, and are fairly well-insulated for quiet. Prices are for simple rooms, double-occupancy, from off-season to peak season (August and holidays). [Motels change ownership frequently and the rate and conditions may not match that when we visited. Please help us update this list by reporting back conditions and your experience if you use these places of lodging.]
Inexpensive ($65-90), no frills (showers only, for example), clean.
The Last Word On Seasickness:
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