Half Day Kayak Tour & Oyster Shucking
Our Oyster Shucking and Kayaking Tour is half day adventure leaving from our location at Yelvik’s Beach. We will paddle about an hour around breathtaking Pulali Point and into Dabob Bay viewing seals, eagles and other wildlife before arriving at a small secluded beach where we will eat lunch and shuck oysters, or simply learn how. Along the way your Marine Biologist or Naturalist guide will teach you about the Hood Canal and the wildlife we encounter. If you plan on taking oysters home with you, bring a Washington State Fish & Wildlife shellfish license and a container. A zip lock bag or Tupperware type container will suffice.
During crabbing season (July-Sept), you can also add kayak crabbing to your tour and catch your own Dungeness and Red Rock Crab! Bring your catch back to your vacation rental or campsite and cook them up for dinner! $25 per crab pot. You must provide your own WDFW shellfish license and bait or purchase bait from us for $6. Click on the link provided or visit the Brinnon General Store to obtain a shellfishing license, and if you are crabbing ask for a Dungeness Crab Catch Card.
The amount of bald eagles we will see on this tour in the spring and early summer is staggering. Bring your camera as we usually see eagles up close as we paddle underneath their perching trees and watch them hunt fish often right in front of our kayaks! Harbor Seals, porpoises, river otters, fish, and many species of marine invertebrates are also a familiar site. More rarely, Orcas, humpback whales, and Steller & California Sea Lions have been spotted on this tour.
Bring your own lunch or arrange with us to provide a picnic lunch from The Crow’s Nest Bistro ($16 each). Wear shoes that can get wet. Flip-flops and slip-on sandals are not advisable as there are many sharp oysters on the beach. And for this reason, this tour is not recommended for kids 6 and under.
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If you do not see your desired date on the tour calendar, please give us a call to book. We can schedule this tour for almost any day at your request! If you are a party of one, also call us for availability.