The coastal waters of Massachusetts host an incredible variety of pelagic species. The BBC leads pelagic trips to find the rare and unusual species that visit these waters. In the winter there are alcids (Dovekie, Razorbill, both Murres, Guillemots). In the summer and fall there are chances for rarities such as Tropicbirds, Black-capped Petrels, and both species of Skua. Massachusetts is arguably the best place in North America to see the rare White-faced Storm-petrel.
For historical reports, see here.
Our boat from Hyannis, the Helen H, is a very comfortable, fast, 100-foot fishing boat with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic captain and crew. We’ve been going out on this boat for the last 20 years, and have seen some amazing things out on the open ocean. There are 34 bunks aboard for overnight trips in a shared bunk space. There is a full galley with excellent food at reasonable prices. Parking is free.