Coquille River Crabbing Trips at Bandon
Crabbing Trips for Dungeness Crab are a favorite outdoor activity on the Southern Oregon Coast. July thru November are when we will run Crabbing trips on the Coquille River at Bandon. Reservations are encouraged as we are also are running Salmon fishing trips at this time.
Dungeness Crab are noted for their fine eating and there is no better way to eat crab than fresh & hot out of the pot. If you have never eaten Dungeness Crab, it is hard to explain it’s fantastic eating quality.
Our crabbing trips depart from the Bandon Port launch docks or Bullard’s State Park boat launch in the summer and fall. During the winter to spring time frame we will be crabbing in Charleston where there is more saltwater at this time of year. Dress warm as northwest winds can be cool anytime of the year.
Our Dungeness Crabbing Trips are family friendly with calm waters usually available in the bay. We can take up to 5 crabbers at a time but we are close enough to the docks to change out crabbers if needed. Our trips are for 2 hrs. We will have 4 to 6 crab rings that are placed in the estuary to be hauled by your crabbing party.
After your crab harvest is in the boat, we will return to the Bandon/Charleston Port where your catch will be cleaned or bagged so you can take them to get cooked/cleaned. You may take your catch with you (the sooner you have your crab cooked the better). You may also take your fresh catch to Tony’s Crab Shack on the boardwalk, where they will cook and clean them letting you devour some of the best seafood anywhere fresh from the pot and you caught it yourself. A great family experience.
Crabbing Trips are $250.00. You may take up to 5 people per trip. Each person 12 or over will need a shellfish License which is available at Tony’s Port of Call which is located just up the landing from the launch dock. Allow 2.5 hours for your excursion including cleaning. Cleaning and cooking at Tony’s is not included in your trips cost, expect to pay about $2.00 per crab for this service, which is a great deal in our view.