From Half Moon Bay – about 30 miles (48 km) south of San Francisco – you'll be taken to the nearby San Mateo County shoreline for a low-tide foraging adventure led by expert fisherman, eel champion and former state fisheries observer Kirk Lombard.
During your entertaining and educational 3-hour walking tour, you'll learn about a vast smorgasbord of seaweeds and intertidal creatures including clams, scallops, mussels, limpets, snails, chitons, rock crabs, dungeness crabs, goose barnacles, monkeyface eels, rockfish and cabezon.
Experience the great Pacific coast first hand and learn how to dig a monstrous 'horseneck' from the mud. Discover the ins and outs of legal limpet gathering, learn the safety protocols for mussel foraging, and learn about the nuances of monkeyface eel sniggling and seaweed gathering.
Throughout your tour, you’ll enjoy a mix of practical hands-on information along with useful fishing regulations, tips on sustainability, local ecology and the occasional sea chantey! This tour is customizable to the group’s interests, whether it be ecology, fishing, sustainability or sea life -- just let Kirk know. You’re encouraged to bring snacks and drinks along, and be sure to dress for the occasion on this immersive tour.