Enjoy the bounty of Siletz Bay with Explore Lincoln City’s Crabbing Exploriences. The Exploriences run from late spring to early fall, everyone is welcome to catch their own dinner.
Before heading out to the shoreline to toss a line, meet our local expert for an overview of Oregon’s crabbing regulations, harvest methods, identification, cleaning, and cooking techniques. Then you'll hit the sand and try it for yourself.
Each crabber is allowed to crab with up to three devices. We recommend a folding crab trap for Siletz Bay crabbing, which can be done right from the shore. Crabbing Exploriences last approximately one to two hours. This program is free and registration is not required.
Meet our guide at the pavilion at the end of SW 51st Street in the historic Taft neighborhood of Lincoln City. Parking can be found between Mo’s Restaurant and the pavilion, with flat access to the bay.
For crabbers 12 years or older, bring:
*NOTE: Materials and licenses should be purchased prior to attending the Explorience.
Friday, April 1st, 2022 @ 1pm
Sunday, April 17, 2022 @ 1 PM - CANCELED
Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 11 AM
Saturday, May 28, 2022 @ 11 AM
Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 10 AM
Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ 11 AM
Sunday, July 31, 2022 @ 2 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2022 @ 1 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2022 @ 1 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2022 @ 1 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2022 @ 1 PM
Please be mindful as you crab and practice beach safety. Always face the ocean, be wary of beach logs and debris, protect wildlife habitat, and keep small children and animals near you at all times. For more beach safety tips, visit the Oregon Parks and Recreation website.
Discover Lincoln City's Exploriences program, a series of free, hands-on learning events led by local experts. Not only will you enjoy a richer experience during your visit, you'll also be eligible to get some "members only" benefits. Check out all of our Exploriences.
Cameron Rauenhorst, of Captain Clameron's Excursions, has a passion for providing high-quality educational programs, demonstrations, guided tours, & informative and entertaining talks on various recreational opportunities on the Oregon Coast. He has over a decade of experience working with Oregon Parks & Recreational Department as a Park Naturalist, Thematic Interpretive Guide, and Park Ranger.
Contact our local expert, who would be happy to answer any questions you might have in regard to crabbing on the Oregon Coast.