Welcome to Scilly Pelagics, the official website for pelagic trips operating out of St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly. This website provides information about our pelagic trips and our studies of seabirds observed off Scilly and across the world’s oceans (published in books and articles). The website has an on-line store by which to purchase our products and services.
Scilly Pelagics is managed by Bob Flood and Joe Pender. We combine to provide expert knowledge about seabirds, seabirding, seamanship, and where to find seabirds and ocean wildlife in Scillonian waters. We offer an unsurpassable service in the British Isles for pelagic birding. Scheduled trips and private charters are offered.
Header Video: Bluefin Tuna feeding frenzy near St. Mary's, Scilly, August 2018.
What we offer...
Birder Special Pelagics
Scilly Pelagics was launched in 2006 to cater for the ever-growing interest in seabirds and other ocean wildlife regularly found in Scillonian waters. The concept of Scilly Birder Special Pelagics is a long weekend – Friday to Monday inclusive – venturing onto the ocean to maximise the chances of seeing and photographing as many of the specialities as possible, in particular Cory's and Great Shearwates, and Wilson's Storm-petrel.
Operated by experienced seaman and skipper of the MV Sapphire, Joe Pender, Sapphire Pelagics offers short-range pelagic trips combining seabirding with a shark-tagging programme in conjunction with Plymouth University. A team of experienced local birders and shark taggers will be on board during every trip to help with spotting, identification, and distributing chum, the key ingredient to attracting sharks and seabirds.
Multimedia ID Guides
Multimedia Identification Guides to North Atlantic Seabirds is a unique series of books and DVDs covering the detailed identification of all Procellariiformes occurring in the North Atlantic. The series includes Storm-petrels & Bulwer's Petrel; Pterodroma Petrels; Albatrosses & Fulmarine Petrels; and Shearwaters (coming soon!). This groundbreaking collection is a vital addition to any seabirder's library.
Scilly Pelagics clothing range
Introducing our new range of quality embroidered Scilly Pelagics clothing.
Caps, polos, and hoodies, all available in grey and navy blue.
Polos (men's and women's fit), and hoodies, available in various sizes. Email email@example.com for availability and to order.
Prices do not include postage.
Scilly Pelagics Cap - Grey or Navy
Scilly Pelagics Polo - Grey or Navy
Scilly Pelagics Hoody - Grey or Navy
Pelagic Customer Reviews
Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom