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4.7 / 5 Rated by 185 members
Review from Peter S

Kirk's is extremely generous with his knowledge and successfully taught all of us how to procure meals from the sea and much about the politics of fishing on the West Coast. And it was all FUN! His passion rubs off on you.

reviewed Jun 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed May 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed May 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Jessica Shelton

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

reviewed Aug 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Fuerstenberg

Wow! This may be one of the most informative and enjoyable tours I have ever been on. A great blend of relevant information and hands-on action. The tour has info you can use right away. Kirk is a overflowing receptacle of current info and...continued

reviewed Jun 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Matt

Kirk's class was outstanding. Worth every penny. He is outstanding.

reviewed Nov 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Kirk is chock full of knowledge and ready to share it. You'll learn a lot even if you have spent your entire life here or are familiar with fishing in the Bay. He even brought the group coffee since it was fuhhrreeezing, but wear layers as it can...continued

reviewed Feb 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

My husband, sister and I are now able to feed our faces if we find ourselves in a post apocalypse yikes no supermarkets universe. Kirk was passionate about all things fishy and pelagic. He shared crab casting and catching, eel poking and herring...continued

reviewed Dec 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Kirk's tour was fantastic, the knowledge that he has is incredible and yet he is able to make it easy for everyone to understand. My kids had a blast reeling in crabs, and my son was right up in the front on learning how to throw the Hawaiian...continued

reviewed Aug 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

This was the most AWESOME tour I've ever been on! I'm an SF City Guide, and so have extra high expectations - and this one surpassed it. What a super-knowledgeable fun guy!

Great mix of natural history, ecology, evolution, history, fishing...continued

reviewed Jun 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from dogmom11

Take this tour and you'll never look @ the Marina as a hipster-filled wasteland again!

We toured on the opening day of Dungeness Crab Season--Kirk caught/released a 7" (large) one from the starting point on the public pier...in the first 10...continued

reviewed Nov 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dana Miller

The tour was terrific. As others have reported, Kirk is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He is also very interesting, and he can answer any possible question you might have on what seafood is safe to eat, and, if you think you might want to...continued

reviewed Mar 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Moy's Toys

Kirk is quite a character and wealth of knowledge. Though I expected to dig in the sand for clams and get wet, the experience was still great. We learned how to set traps to catch crab, how to pick mussels off the wall, how to throw a net to...continued

reviewed Mar 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Gae S.

Kirk is very informative and transmits his knowledge very effectively. It was geared to people who either fish or want to fish, but will make anyone who eats or orders fish think about their choice of fish to eat.An added bonus is getting a...continued

reviewed Feb 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Misa Sugui

We caught dungeness crab, rock crab, mussel, and monkeyface eel! It was very fun and educational tour! I highly recommend it!

reviewed Apr 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Paula M.

Wonderfully informative, fun event. Kirk is a personable, patient, people-oriented treasure trove of information about local marine life, regulations, techniques, equipment, resources, safety information, food preparation, cooking and the history...continued

reviewed Nov 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Fergus

Knowledgeable, personable Kirk gives out practical and hands-on information for the amateur fisherperson. Be sure to dress warmly, at least at this time of year. Prepare to walk for the 2+ hours.

reviewed Mar 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Daniel

Fantastic time out at the marina! Kirk's passion for foraging and aquatic life is compelling. Took a friend for her birthday present, we both learned a lot and the 2 plus hours on the tour seemed like 30 minutes because it all interesting.

reviewed Mar 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from rebecca

very informative. this is to learn how to forage seafood in CA rather than taking you on a foraging trip. Kirk is a wealth of knowledge!

reviewed Feb 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Maribeth Goldstein

Kirk is super informative - very patient - we had 3 kids on our small tour - he is a great guide

reviewed Nov 21 2011 report as inappropriate
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