Join me for high quality educational programs, demonstrations, intimate guided tours, & informative and entertaining talks on various recreational opportunities on the Central Oregon Coast. I am available for short notice bookings, special group rates, ADA excursions, student & HUB discounts, private family classes and outdoor schools. All ages & diversities welcome!
CRAB, CLAM & MUSSEL HARVESTING, FISHING, GHOST SHRIMP PUMPING, TIDE POOL TOURS, CRAWFISHING, AGATE, FOSSIL, & MUSHROOM HUNTS, HISTORIC BRIDGE WALKING TOURS, PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLF CLINICS, TSUNAMI DEBRIS & BEACH BOOTY DISCOVERY, DRIFTWOOD ARTWORK CRAFTSHOPS, AS WELL AS WHERE TO HIKE, BIKE, BERRY PICK & KAYAK IN LINCOLN COUNTY.
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 2018 OFWD 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.
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.
ADA 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.
Journy on down the path a bit further to see the old Ferry site & haunted hotel. Bring your camera for the plethora of wildlife & beachcombing opportunities.
Rockhounds love the Central Oregon Coast for its abundence 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.
Enjoying the beach and want to explore for more treasure or try your hand at spelunking in sea caves? 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 4 different tidepool destinations.
Learn all about the alien world of tide pools and be able to touch them too. Don't forget your camera so you can bring home pictures of sea stars, anemones, slugs, snails, crabs, limpets, chitons, urchins and more.
Want to join 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 Lincoln County 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 anyone who will listen.
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PRICES & DURATIONS VARY DEPENDING ON EXCURSION CHOICE