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Sealife-Adventures
www.sealife-adventures.com
Sealife-Adventures Trip Calender
Sealife-adventures is a Visit Scotland 4 star Wildlife Experience. We run wildlife, whirlpool and whale watching trips from our purpose-built easy access pontoon and private car park on Seil, a scenic 30 minute drive south of Oban. Our boat offers a unique combination of uncrowded comfort, stability and exceptional speed from silenced twin engines. All trips are skippered by David, a marine biologist who has been an owner/skipper in this area for 25 years. Our enthusiastic wildlife guide will provide commentary, binoculars and an endless supply of hot drinks and biscuits. We have a toilet on board. We have scheduled the following trips for the next few days, pre-booking is strongly advised. We can schedule in other trips to suit you.
Please phone us on 01852 300 203 (eve and weekend) or 01631 57 10 10 (office hours), if you wish to book or for more information or if you wish us to schedule in more trips.
EASY ACCESS pontoon & car.
Fri March 29th 14:15 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Sat March 30th 11:00 - 4hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Sat March 30th 15:00 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Sun March 31st 09:45 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Sun March 31st 12:45 - 4hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Mon April 1st 10:45 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Mon April 1st 13:45 - 4hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Tue April 2nd 11:45 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Tue April 2nd 14:45 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Wed April 3rd 10:15 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Wed April 3rd 13:00 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Thu April 4th 14:00 - 4hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Fri April 5th 14:30 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Saturday April 6th 12:00 - 3hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Monday April 8th 13:00 - 3hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Tuesday April 9th 13:45 - 3hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Wednesday April 10th 14:00 - 3hr Corryvreckan whirlpool special
Thursday April 11th 14:30 - 3hr Corryvreckan whirlpool special
Friday April 12th 11:00 - 4hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Sunday April 14th 12:30 - 4hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Wednesday April 17th 15:00 - 3hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Thursday April 18th 11:45 - 4hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Friday April 19th 15:00 - 3hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Monday April 22nd 14:45 - 3hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Tuesday April 23rd 12:00 - 4hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Wednesday April 24th 9:15 - 4hr Wildlife tour including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Thu April 25th 14:00 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Fri April 26th 11:00 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Friday April 26th 14:30 - 3hr Corryvreckan whirlpool special
Saturday April 27th 15:00 - 3hr Corryvreckan whirlpool special
Sat April 27th 15:00 - 3hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Mon April 29th 12:15 - 4hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool
Tue April 30th 13:15 - 4hr Wildlife cruise including Corryvreckan whirlpool

Island Rib Voyages
www.islandribvoyages.co.uk
SPECIAL OFFER - SATURDAY SARK DAY TRIP ONLY
SATURDAY, 27th April 2013
SPECIAL OFFER - SARK DAY TRIP ONLY �40.00
ALBERT PIER, ST. HELIER - 10:00 till 17:00
TO BOOK
EMAIL: info@islandribvoyages.co.uk
PHONE: (0)7797 760 954
Weekend Trips To Les Ecrehous and Carteret
SPRING IS FINALLY HERE
This weekend, why not treat yourself to a trip to Les Ecrehous or Carteret, spaces are limited, so don't wait and be disappointed.
Saturday, 20th April Trips
RIB Les Ecrehous Trip - Saturday, 20 April 2013. 08:30 - 11:30 - Location: St Cath's Breakwater - Space(s) Available. Price: �45.00
RIB Carteret - Saturday, 20 April 2013. 12:00 - 17:00 - Location: St Cath's Breakwater - Space(s) Available. Price: �55.00
Sunday, 21st April Trips.
RIB Les Ecrehous Trip - Sunday, 21 April 2013. 09:00 - 12:00 - Location: St Cath's Breakwater - Space(s) Available. Price: �45.00
RIB Les Ecrehous Trip - Sunday, 21 April 2013. 13:00 - 16:00 - Location: St Cath's Breakwater - Space(s) Available. Price: �45.00
We have several scheduled trips, have a look at our Availability Page and either reply to this email, email us at info@islandribvoyages.co.uk or just call the office on (0)1534 769 165 to book your trip or discuss or requirements. We can accommodate up to 12 passengers, and offer discounts for groups bookings and private charters. Some times it's cheaper to charter the entire boat instead buying individual seats. Email or call us with your request and will endeavour to assist in finding the best solution to fit your needs.

GXSA (Gerrards Cross Sailing Association)
www.gxsa.org.uk
GXSA Joint Special Event with the Ocean Cruising Club. Friday April 19th. Talk by: Matt Rutherford. Fortitudine Vincimus - "By endurance we Conquer"
Matt Rutherford is a very very special yachtsman. In 2012, he completed a 27,000 nm trip solo and non stop anticlockwise round both North and South America - from the Northwest Passage to Cape Horn, and back to Chesapeake Bay. That's not all - his boat is a small, modest, 1960s designed 27' yacht which he fitted out for the trip and named 'St Brendan' after the legendary Irish navigator. He did the voyage to show people, particularly those with disabilities, that there are no limits to what can be accomplished in life; and to raise money for a non profit sailing program for people with disabilities based in Annapolis, Maryland. Matt is on a short visit to the UK to receive the prestigious OCC's Jester Medal donated by the Jester Trust, and awarded for an outstanding contribution to the art of singlehanded sailing. He will be presented with this coveted award at a special dinner the day following this talk. We are both privileged and honoured that he has agreed to talk to us. The event will be held at All Saint's Church Hall, Oval Way Gerrards Cross, SL9 8QB which is just over 1m north of our usual venue. The hall is located behind the church. There is adequate on-street parking near the church and some limited extra parking immediately adjacent to the hall. The talk will start at 20:15hr (doors open 19:30hr). Admission £5 for non GXSA members - refreshments available. Late News - Matt will be interviewed by Libbie Purvis on Radio 4 Midweek programme on Wednesday between 9:00 and 9:45am.
GXSA Joint Special Event with the Ocean Cruising Club, Friday April 19th, Talk by: Matt Rutherford
Fortitudine Vincimus - "By endurance we Conquer".
Matt Rutherford is a very very special yachtsman. In 2012, he completed a 27,000 nm trip solo and non stop anticlockwise round both North and South America - from the Northwest Passage to Cape Horn, and back to Chesapeake Bay. That's not all - his boat is a small, modest, 1960s designed 27' yacht which he fitted out for the trip and named 'St Brendan' after the legendary Irish navigator.

Appledore Sails
www.appledoresails.co.uk
Are you interested in sailing to Lundy?
Appledore Sails boats are due to be back in the water at the beginning of April and I have a customer who would like to share a day sail on Patron to Lundy, at a weekend, with anyone interested. The price for the day is �300, and the cost will be shared equally by all those who would like to join him. I can take up to four more people - no young children. Obviously the day is subject to the weather and landing on the island, for those who wish, is subject to no Easterly in the wind as the swell gets too heavy for the tender to land safety, so some flexibility on dates will be needed. If you are interested please let me know and we can see what can be arranged.
Have a wonderful Christmas
Appledore Sails wishes you a Wonderful Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.
Although the boats are out of the water receiving their annual TLC, I am taking bookings now for 2013 and would like to remind you that I offer personalised vouchers for Christmas,birthday, anniversary and any other type of present you would like to give. Prices will be held for 2013 at 2012 rates plus I am introducing a reduced one and a half hour trip on Jez-y-belle
Appledore Sails - Sailing the Estuary, Bristol Channel and beyond
Privately charter 'Patron', Appledore Sails' 31 foot skippered yacht, just for yourselves for a short trip over Bideford Bar, for a day trip to Lundy or Clovelly, for a weekend or longer including trips to Wales, Scillies, Ireland or further. Book-a-Berth trips are also available where two or three lone sailors join together for a great sailing experience. Appledore Sails caters for those who have never been on a yacht before through to experienced sailors who wish to build miles and night passages before undertaking their Yachtmaster Exams.
Appledore Sails also provides the opportunity to sail on a very pretty locally made two masted 15 foot traditional Appledore lugger 'Jez-y-belle' with a qualified skipper. A couple, family or small group of friends can enjoy two to three hour boat trips around the Torridge Taw Estuary under sails or motor, depending on weather or preference. Trips start and finish on Appledore Quay and fit in with high tide. A beautiful way to spend a summer morning, afternoon or evening, pottering up to Bideford Quay, passing Instow, sailing past Crow Point, may be down to Fremington Quay. Depending on the wind and tide, just have a relaxing time 'going with the flow'.
- Appledore Sails caters to those who wish for a gentle sail as well as those who wish to experience the strong tidal conditions found in the Bristol Channel.
- Appledore Sails caters for those who have never been on a sailing boat before and who would like the adventure of sailing the first time, either in the estuary or out to sea, as well catering for experienced sailors.
- Appledore Sails caters for those wishing to go out for a few hours, the day, for a few days or longer.
- Appledore Sails is the only company on the North Cornwall / Devon / Somerset coast which charters skippered sailing boats.
- Appledore Sails hopes to provide you with a unique adventure. We do not crowd as many people onto the boat as possible. Normally this will be a family, a couple, or a small group of friends.
- Appledore Sails hopes its guests will want to join in with sailing of the boat, within their abilities. Even first timers can take the tiller and pull a few ropes!
- Appledore Sails is elite, is special and provides time and experience for you.
Prices :
Jez-y-belle estuary sailing trips - whole boat for your own party - up to four guests including children but plus dogs
1 1/2 hours @ �75
2 hours @ �100
3 hours @�120
Patron sea sailing trips - whole boat for your own party - up to five guests - no young children or animals I am afraid.
4 hours @�150
all day @�300
weekends @�500 - �550
Longer trips please ring to discuss requirements and costs.

Scottish Seabird Centre
www.seabird.org
The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS. 01620 890202. Also on Facebook /ScottishSeabirdCentre and twitter @SeabirdCentre.
All events are FREE for members, or included in the entry price to the Discovery Centre for non-members, unless otherwise stated.
Entry to the Discovery Centre is �7.95 for adults, �4.95 for children and �5.95 for concessions. Prices from 1 March will be �8.95 for adults, �4.95 for children and �6.95 for concessions. Under 3's are free. Family tickets are also available. Book tickets online in advance at www.seabird.org.
For further press information please contact Laura Adamson or Diane Smith, Scottish Seabird Centre info@seabird.org 01620 890202.
April
Mini Makers
Weekends, 12:00-13:00, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. Fun 'make and do' sessions for kids age 4 to 8.
1-7 April, 12:00-13:00. Professor Egghead, Just in Time! Join us for a sneak peak of Professor Egghead's brand new show. Expect dinosaurs, volcanoes and other exciting prehistoric craft activities!
8-15 April - Pretty Plant Pots. Celebrate National Gardening Week by decorating a plant pot for your garden. What will you plant in yours?
20-21 April - Recycled Rainbow Fish. Transform old CDs into a beautiful fish-friend to hang on your wall. Feel free to bring anything colourful to decorate your fish!
27-28 April - Puffin Hats. April in the Discovery Centre means puffin time! Blend in with our new visitors by making your own puffin hat and see if you can spot one on our cameras!
Nature Photography Awards exhibition
Opening hours, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. Now in its seventh year the Nature Photography Awards exhibition showcases the shortlisted entries from our prestigious competition. View stunning images from each of the categories: Landscape, Worldwide Wildlife, Scottish Wildlife, Creative Visions of Nature, Environmental Impact, World Flora plus the Juniors, including the winners who have secured a coveted prize.
Professor Egghead's Just in Time!
Daily show. To 7 April, 14:00-15:00, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. Professor Egghead has discovered giant bird bones outside the Seabird Centre and is on the hunt for answers. What did the bones belong to? Why were they there? Is this proof that dinosaurs didn't really die out? Join the Professor for an interactive adventure in the Wildlife Theatre to discover if there was once something much larger than a gannet lurking around North Berwick.
Derek Robertson exhibition
To 30 April, opening hours, Picture Gallery, FREE. Derek Robertson is an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning wildlife artist who has written and illustrated many books and presented several TV programmes. This exhibition will be a display of prints and sketches from his new book Puffins, An Artist's Sketchbook to coincide with the arrival of puffins on the Firth of Forth islands after their winter out at sea.




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