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24 Star Starred
Kirk's Classic Sea Foraging Tour
St. Francis Jetty 1 Yacht Road San Francisco, CA 94123
415-368-6634
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Parking is free but the lot near the yacht clubs fills up quickly. You may need to park along the street in front of Chrissy Field and walk (also free).
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Arrive early or stay later to take nice pics of the bay/sunset
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185 ratings
4.7 average rating
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5 events
2 reviews
8 stars
attended May 11 2011

Kirk knows his stuff: he caught dungeness crabs (and threw them back), showed us mussel beds, told us the laws, and generally made this an entertaining experience. I'm not sure I will ever actually try any of these activities, but he certainly...continued

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attended May 06 2011

Kirk is an amazing font of information on all things coastal. It was fascinating learning about the various (edible!) creatures that live right along our shoreline. Not sure how many of the techniques I'll put into practice myself, but I might...continued

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attended Aug 07 2011

This tour was excellent!

It was more of a lecture and demonstration than a 'tour' but it was very educational, interesting, and fun. Kirk's passion for the Bay Area and his respect for all of the tasty creatures around us was contagious. ...continued

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http://www.seaforager.com/tours

Quotes & Highlights

“Best Walking Tour – 2011” —SF Weekly
Check out the "about">cover story":http://www.sfweekly.com/2011-04-20/news/kurt-lombard-coastal-foraging-sustainable-seafood-night-smelt-urban-fishing-peter-jamison/ on Kirk Lombard in SF Weekly.

Description

Get fishy with former Department of Fish and Game fisheries observer, raconteur, tubist, monkeyface eel record holder, commercial fisherman, blogger and street performer Kirk Lombard on an inter-tidal, low tide fishing trip along San Francisco’s bayfront shoreline. Learn the basics of how to “poke pole” for the flavorful monkeyface eel, how to catch rock crabs and throw a “Hawaiian casting net.” Discover the best local mussel beds, and how to be sure you aren’t eating risky ones! Also: where to find stands of edible sea weeds, the advantages of eating local forage fishes and what’s in season when. Really, anything you want to discuss about local marine resources is on the table!

This tour is for those ages 9 and older, and typically runs between 2 and 2.5 hours. No dogs are allowed. The tour will take place rain or shine. Dressing in layers and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.