Book your tour now!
photo credit: Marc Marriott
Book your tour now!
photo credit: Marc Marriott
My passion is providing high quality educational programs, demonstrations, guided tours, & informative and entertaining talks on various recreational opportunities on the Oregon Coast. I am available for special group rates, accessible excursions, private family classes and outdoor schools. All ages & group sizes welcome!
Fun times include:, clam, crab, and mussel harvesting, fishing, tide pool tours, beach booty tours (including treasures such as agates, fossils, driftwood, and seaweed), mushroom hunting, historic bridge walk tours, river snorkeling, disc golf clinics, and sharing knowledge on where to hike, bike, kayak, and berry pick on the Oregon Coast.
I have over a decade experience (2006-2018) working with Oregon Parks & Recreational Department as a Park Naturalist, Thematic Interpretive Guide and Park Ranger. Providing highly attended demonstrations for the Oregon State Fair, Oregon Coast Aquarium, OMSI, Yachats Agate Festival, as well as giving daily Crabbing & Clamming Excursions, Junior Ranger Programs, and Guided Bridge Walk Tours at the Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive / Visitors Center in Waldport, Oregon.
Customize your excursion to harvest live crabs, clams, fish, mushrooms, mussels & sea weed ~ or ~ learn to collect 10 million year old fossilized ones!
Meeting times are about 1 hour BEFORE a +2ft or lower LOW TIDE (or otherwise agreed upon time) and requires a VALID OREGON SHELLFISH LICENSE available w/in a mile of the dig site. Participants should be willing to get dirty, dress in layers, bring thier own gloves, and bring 1 bucket or container per person. Everything else will be provided. Check future tides @alseabaytides tides.mobilegeographics.com or www.tides.net
Includes introduction & identification demonstration, recap of current ODFW rules & regulations & a hands-on guided excursion from car to clam. Shellfish species include bay clams, softshells, purple varnish steamers, cockles, butters, gapers, and mussels. Razor clams require a negative tide.
Let's go for more! Having a clam bake party or need to feed a large family? Many people will be suprised to find out how high the daily limits are, and how inexpensive a permit is. Learn how to clean, store, and prepare your fresh harvest safely and efficiently. Acquire local methods, secret spots, cooking tips, and guaranteed recipes.
Current ODFW license required*
Meeting times are about 2 hours BEFORE HIGH TIDE and requires a valid OREGON SHELLFISH LICENSE.
Includes introduction & identification demonstration, recap on 2018 OFWD rules & regulations, and a hands-on guided Red Rock or Dungeness crab excursion. 3 hours is an ideal tour. Participants are required to bring their own buckets, gloves, and snacks. Everything else needed will be provided.
Haven't had enough or do you want to try to catch your limit in some other scenic location? You are allowed 12 legal Dungeness & 24 Red Rock per person per day... Let's fill up that bucket! Need to cook those crabs somewhere other than home or hotel? Meet Locals and hang out beside a boiling pot down at the docks or at the beach and leave the clean up to me.
Acessable, educational, and great exercise! 70 feet high over Alsea bay, 2,910 feet long, nesting cormorants, seagulls, peregrine falcons, bald eagles, harbor seals and more.
Learn the history of our famous Conde B. McCullough bridges and why the new bridge in Waldport needed to be built. Check out our little coastal towns from outstanding viewpoints.
There are 14 coastal bridges in Oregon designed by McCullough, many of them in the Central and Southern regions of the coast. Book a tour closer to your area!
Rockhounds love the Oregon Coast for its abundance of natural treasures including agates, jaspers, fossils, petrified wood, seashells and more.
Gravel beds sometimes arrive and disappear with each high & low tide so hunting grounds vary from beach to beach, day to day. During the winter months when conditions are great, I like to start hunting about 1 hour after HIGH TIDE until 1 hour after LOW TIDE, that is 6 hours of hunting time.
Enjoy the beach stroll, explore hidden waterfalls, and take a guided hike to stand on preserved 14,000 year old tree root systems.
Meeting times are about 1 hour BEFORE LOW TIDE, the lower the tide the better. Participants should dress in layers and have sturdy footwear. Choose from several different locations on the Central and Southern Oregon Coast.
Discover the alien world of tide pools! Don't forget your camera so you can bring home pictures of sea stars, anemones, slugs, snails, crabs, limpets, chitons, urchins and more.
Learn about the official 'Sea Anemone Licking Team' or 'Slug Kissing Club'! Want to see me do it first? Secret hidden caves are nearby, let's go explore before the tide comes in!
Have you ever wanted to find, pick, cook, and eat your own mushrooms, but not 100% sure about it? Now you can. The forests of the Coast Range produce an abundance of edible mushrooms ripe for easy picking every year. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy hiking boots, dress in layers and bring a comfortable bag or bucket to carry.
Learn how to clean, prepare, and sample your feshly foraged mushrooms over a hot skillet in the woods! Aquire guaranteed recipes and local drying techniques.
Meeting times are about 2 hours BEFORE HIGH TIDE and participants need to have good balance. Excursions are from high rocky cliffs or from the shore, no boats are involved.
Learn how to catch fresh Rockfish, Surfperch, Greenling, Ling Cod, Salmon, Lake Trout and other fish.
Keep on fishin' or learn how to clean, prepare, and cook fresh catch.
I have been competing professionaly in PDGA tournaments around the world since 1999. Tours brought me to Japan, Amsterdam, New Zealand and more. I am an active member of the Central Oregon Coast Disc Golf Club and enjoy promoting the sport in any way possible.
Learn all about the fastest growing sport on planet Earth in a fun & relaxed atmosphere.
Let's go play a round of golf.
Join Caveman Clam on a fun fossil field trip, learn and find treasure at the same time! Caveman Clam also gives unique presentations to school groups of all ages.
Hiking amongst the Myrtlewood, Redwood & Octopus trees. Swimming & snorkeling in the Chetco river. Cave spelunking along the Pacific. Explore the southern Oregon Coast Trail system, beaches & headlands.
don't worry, leave all the details to me... everything will be discussed and understood prior to excursion
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EXCURSION TIMES VARY DEPENDING ON HIGH & LOW TIDES
WALDPORT & BROOKINGS, OREGON
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