Learn about Oregon's commercial fisheries at a local port from Oregon Sea Grant experts and partners. At Shop at the Dock tours, people learn where to find local seafood, what's in season, how it's caught, if it's sustainable, and how to purchase high-quality seafood.

Take the Local Seafood Tour

At Shop at the Dock Tours, you get to know the local commercial fisheries on the docks at the Port of Garibaldi and the Port of Newport.

If you plan to buy seafood at the tour, make sure you bring cash, a cooler and ice. Custom vac-pac/freezing is available in Garibaldi, but you must pick up your order the next day.

If you can't make it to one of the tours, check out this Q&A website on how to buy fresh seafood from a fishing boat.

Garabaldi Tours

Dates/times

Garibaldi Shop at the Dock Tours are held monthly from March to September at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. The tours run for about 90 minutes.

  • Saturdays, March 2, April 13, and May 11
  • Fridays, July 19, and August 16
  • Saturday, September 28

Location

The tours are located at the Port of Garibaldi. Meet on the street-level docks/walkway next to The Spot at 304 Mooring Basin Drive. The tours in Garibaldi also offer a behind-the-scenes tour of FishPeople or The Spot seafood markets. The tours will include a brief culinary demonstration from The Garibaldi Portside Bistro.

Registration

The tours are FREE; however, advanced registration is REQUIRED, and space is limited. Register here.

Newport Tours

Dates/times

Newport Shop at the Dock Tours are held on Fridays throughout August at 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 am. The tours run for about 90 minutes.

  • Fridays, August 2, 9, 16,  23, and 30

Location

Meet at the sidewalk by Dock 5 at the Port of Newport on SW Bay Boulevard in Newport.

registration

The tours are FREE; first-come, first-serve basis. Groups of 5 or more should contact 541-648-6816 ahead of time to make arrangements.

Accessibility

Please wear comfortable walking shoes as docks can be slippery and move underfoot. During lower tides, the ramp to access the docks in Garabaldi can be quite steep. If you have any concerns or need accommodations, please email Angee Doerr or call (541) 648-6816 for the Newport tours and email Amanda Gladics or call (503) 325-8573 for the Garabaldi tours.

Supporters

The tours are organized by Oregon Sea Grant and Oregon State Unviversity Extension Service. The Garabaldi program is also part of the North Coast Food Trail and Explore Nature series of events. Partners include Port of Newport, Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS, Garibaldi Cultural Heritage Initiative, Port of Garibaldi, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, and Food Roots. The Garabaldi tour is funded in part by Visit Tillamook Coast and Tillamook County Cultural Coalition. We are thankful for their generous support!