Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CANCELLED Ocean Exploration Cruise - May 19, 2018 from 8 am to 4 pm

CANCELLED - Ocean Exploration Cruise
Saturday, May 19, 2018
8 am to 4 pm
Onboard the Privateer IV with 7 Seas Whale Watch
7 Rogers Street, Gloucester

Date of this Posting: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Trip Rescheduled: Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 7 am to 1 pm


We have rescheduled our Ocean Exploration Cruise from Saturday, May 19th to Sunday, June 3rd. 

If you are registered for tomorrow's (canceled) trip and would like to attend our June 3rd trip, we ask that you contact Krill at krillcarson@mac.com to let her know. No additional payment is required and NECWA will reimburse you $10 to compensate for the reduced time offshore. Those reimbursements will be made on the day of sailing. 

If you registered for tomorrow's (canceled) trip and cannot attend the June 3rd trip, then please contact Krill to let her know that you would like a refund. Once Krill hears from you, she will go to PayPal and refund your ticket online. 

If you would like a refund and you paid with a check, please email Krill and provide your full name and the complete mailing address for the reimbursement. 

If you would like to register for this new date of June, 3, go to our Constant Contact Event Site by clicking HERE.

For all refunds, you will be refunded the complete cost of your ticket, minus a $10 administration/registration fee. This helps to cover NECWA's expenses related to advertising and needed supplies. 

Please contact Krill if you have any questions or concerns. And please spread the word about this new trip for space is still available. 

Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and fair seas on Sunday, June 3rd. 

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Date of this Posting: Friday, May 18th, 2018


Status of Trip: CANCELLED

With our Spring Ocean Exploration Cruise on the horizon for this weekend and rain and wind in the forecast, interns and staff here at NECWA as well as staff of 7 Seas Whale Watch have been monitoring reports with hopes of positive changes. Unfortunately, with passenger comfort and safety in mind, we will be cancelling tomorrow’s cruise, May 19thbecause of high winds, low visibility, and rain. With heavy hearts, we thank you for your support and sincerely apologize. 

For registered guests who have paid, you will receive a refund of $80 tomorrow; your $90 ticket minus the $10 administration fee (students will receive $55 after the administration fee). If you paid via Paypal, you will receive your reimbursement through there, and if you paid by check, one will be mailed back out to you. Please allow 5-10 business days for this to post your account or to receive your refund check. 

Please contact Krill at krillcarson@necwa.org with any questions or concerns. 



Date of this Posting: Thursday, May 17, 2018


Status of Trip: The weather for Saturday is still not looking great. We are holding off from making any final decisions until Friday early afternoon around 1 pm. If the weather continues to look iffy, we have 2 choices. 

1- Cancel the trip completely and folks will get reimbursed the majority of their ticket. 

2- Switch the trip to Sunday, May 20th but the trip will only run from 8 am to 1 pm. This reduced time offshore is due to the fact that 7 Seas has a scheduled afternoon trip that day. Participants will get some money back given the shorter trip.  

3- Wanted to get this out to folks as soon as I could. Feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or concerns. 

Again, a final decision will be made tomorrow, Friday, by around 1 pm once we get a look at the marine forecast that comes out at that time. 

Wish I could control the weather :  )  Sorry for any issues this may cause folks. 

Best, Krill
508-369-8303
krillcarson@mac.com



Date of this posting: Wednesday, May 16


Status of Trip: The trip on Saturday is a GO! Weather is not looking great, but that can change all the way up to the time of the trip.

Keep an eye on this blog for updated information on the trip. There might be rain on Saturday so dress accordingly. 

Here is additional information that I recently provided in an email sent to all participants. 

Departure: Please be down at the 7 Seas Whale Watch dock by 7:30 am ready to board the boat. We leave at 8 am sharp so make sure to get to Gloucester with plenty of time to park, grab your gear, and board the boat. 

Parking: We pay for parking in the large gravel lot to the north of the 7 Seas ticket booth. The kiosk at the front of the lot accepts cash and credit cards. 

Onboard Galley: For food, there is a full galley onboard the boat and they prefer folks bring cash to pay for food and drinks. You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks, but space is limited so please keep your gear to a minimum. No alcohol. 

Liability Waiver: Each person who attends this trip must provide a completed form to Thomas Robben. This form is good for both the spring and fall Ocean Exploration Cruises. 

NECWA Merchandise: We will bring some t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items for sale onboard the boat this Saturday. If you would like to pick-up some NECWA merchandise, please pay with cash or a check. 

Thanks again for all your support and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.  

Best, Krill 
President, NECWA
508-369-8303
krill@necwa.org