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The Art of Crabbing

Pacifica, United States

Experience hosted by Alex

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

The ORIGINAL crabbing experience teaching The Art of Crabbing on all aspects. This experience has been going since 2017 since Airbnb's experiences begun. We will meet at the Chit Chat Cafe located in Pacifica on the Pacifica pier on stable dry land (no boats).

We'll provide insights on the nature of crabbing and fishing in the bay area, what crabs like to eat and why the bay is home to a large and distinctly diverse crab and shellfish population. Crabbing is a respectful sport so we aim to catch only what we can eat. The community of Pacifica crabbing is unique in that people from all walks of life are there so prepare to meet new friendly folks

Once we arrive at the pier we'll provide a thorough overview of the equipment and tactics needed to set up all different appropriate crabbing stations for personal consumption. We will be going for Dungeness Crab the best of the best in the Bay... will be using a combination of crab snares off the rod and reel and different variations of crab pots. We'll share how this has been an actively growing hobby of locals in the area and explain some of the different types of wildlife in the bay and the best way to prepare truly San Francisco meal.

Please keep in mind that we will be standing for long periods of time while crabbing.. Please bring additional seating if you feel the need to have it for yourself or your guests that may need it.
The ORIGINAL crabbing experience teaching The Art of Crabbing on all aspects. This experience has been going since 2017 since Airbnb's experiences begun. We will meet at the Chit Chat Cafe located in Pacifica on the Pacifica pier on stable dry land (no boats).

We'll provide insights on the nature of crabbing and fishing in the bay area, what crabs like to eat and why the bay is home to a large and distinctly diverse crab and shellfish…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Gear will be included
    1 rod per individual, minimum 25 pound neon gree...

Meet your host, Alex

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 216 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Alex and crabbing is a true passion of mine. I am a chef and an avid outdoorsmen. I think too many people have a disconnect between their food and where it comes from. My co-host Auggie is a expert fisherman, craftsman and has been crabbing since the 1980's!

I am looking to meet new people, enjoy time being by the ocean, teach those willing about west coast crabbing and harvest it's bounty with respect to mother nature. I am a San Francisco native so I have a lot to share!

Either myself or my associate Auggie will provide this unique once in a lifetime experience (based on the date) that truly is the gift that can keep on giving!

If your looking at crabbing closer to San Francisco or looking for off season crabbing please check out my SF based experience under the Golden Gate Bridge. https://abnb.me/zdvBODEbZW
My name is Alex and crabbing is a true passion of mine. I am a chef and an avid outdoorsmen. I think too many people have a disconnect between their food and where it comes from. My co-host Auggie is a expert fisherman, craftsman and has been crabbing since the 1980's!

I am looking to meet new people, enjoy time being by the ocean, teach those willing about west coast crabbing and harvest it's bounty with respect to mother nature. I am a San Francisco native so I have a lot to share!…
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Availability for this experience is rare.

Where you'll be

The only pier in Pacifica right off the 1 highway. Major access highways to the 1 would be the 101, 280, & 92. Because it is right along the Pacific Ocean with no protection from the wind it is imperative you dress with many layers as it can get cold quickly. We will meet at the Warming Hut Cafe which is along Beach Blvd right at the base of the pier.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 216 reviews.

Phil
April 2021
We had a fun relaxing time at a great scenic spot. It was easier than I thought. And we brought home a bunch of crabs. Thanks Alex!
Mary
April 2021
This was so much fun! We learned a lot and caught some crabs to cook at home. Highly recommend for both locals and travelers!
Shayla
February 2021
Our location had to change but God works in mysterious ways. This location was even better . Alex is an awesome instructor for all ages . I recommend him fully !
Justine
February 2021
Concerned that Airbnb and this host would rather have someone attend with a covid exposure than issue a refund. Sad to see finances take priority over safety, especially when we are all being asked to be accountable and help mitigate the spread of covid.
Concerned that Airbnb and this host would rather have someone attend with a covid exposure than issue a refund. Sad to see finances take priority over safety, especially when we ar…
Maíra
February 2021
Alex, I always wanted to take your experience. I had a wonderful time perfecting the art of crabbing. Can’t wait for the next class!
Stephen
February 2021
Really fun introduction to crabbing. Alex is a great host and after a short briefing we got right into the action! Highly recommended.

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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Snacks