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Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge

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Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge

44 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
fishing

Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge

fishing

Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge

44 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet at a pier in the Marina/Presidio district of San Francisco where we will be located near the Golden Gate Bridge. The views of the water will be spectacular and because of the size of the pier we will have more than enough room to spread out and try our techniques. Make sure to arrive early so you can find parking and pay for it if need be near The Warming Hut cafe. Once all the guests have arrived we will learn to setup the equipment we will supply with very detailed explanation of how and why we use particular gear. Once we have setup our rods, filled our bait in our traps we will learn the different forms of casting and the technique of reeling. Because we are fishing for crab there is a different approach to how you catch crab off of a rod and reel. Because of Department Fish and Game laws we will not be allowed to take home any Dungeness crab unfortunately not only because the Bay is a protected estuary but because we will be crabbing outside of the regular season. As a result we will be catching rock & red crab which are edible and delicious crabs to take home. Please join me as many others have to see if spending an afternoon out on the waterfront of the bay, meeting new people and learning a skill is right for you! www.theartofcrabbing.com

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Learn more about Alex

Alex

My name is Alex and I am an avid fisherman and an ocean lover. I am a born and raised San Francisco Native who grew up on the bay's wonderful and diverse coastal lifestyle. After being a sushi chef & a ceviche chef early in my professional career it's no wonder I have an an affinity for quality seafood and fresh sustainable practices. With 10 years of crabbing I have honed my experience and knowledge of these tasty crustaceans. From my time in restaurants and in the service industry for nearly 15 years I came to realize I needed to start my own business encompassing different passions of mine. I have been running "The Art of Crabbing" which is THE original bay area crabbing experience going for Dungeness. The season for Dungeness goes from Nov-June. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/21042

What's included

Equipment
Fishing gear Rods/reels, Snares for crab (1 provided per person), bait, knives, crab pot (weather permitting), measuring…

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Where you'll be

I will be either outside of the Warming Hut Cafe or on the pier itself depending on when you show up. Because it can get very busy I usually stand closer to the pier with almost a poles sticking out of my cart. If you booked the afternoon session I will more than likely already be out on the pier. I shouldn't be too hard to miss and I love this location because of the view, accessibility to drinks/snacks and relative ease for catching something!

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Guest safety

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).

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Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Please bring buckets or coolers if you plan to keep any Rock crab that you may catch, also you must be able to stand for at least 3 hours in potentially extreme conditions, sunscreen, bring chairs + warm or…

More tips

Please realize that this is predominantly about learning how to catch crab and is meant to be catch and release only! This will include detailed instructions on how to crab so you can do it yourself!

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Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge
44 reviews
From $74/person
44 reviews
From $74/person