We’ve partnered with The Wetlands Conservancy, Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS, and Jacobsen Salt Co. to put together a full day excursion on the pristine Oregon Coast filled with educational experiences like an oyster hatchery tour, tide pool exploration, research reserve hike and lunch at world-famous Jacobsen Salt Co. from Flying Fish Co. overlooking Oregon Oyster Company’s oyster flats.
The day’s activities will start as an all-hands tidal exploration and clean-up, then we will be broken up into several smaller groups, each with limited occupancy and individual sign-ups. Limited transportation from PDX is available through Flying Fish Co.’s chartered bus, and an additional 20 guests can join us by driving themselves (sign-up required below). Read through the timeline, and click the links to learn more about each optional experience before signing up.
World Oceans Day Timeline
FLYING FISH CO. bus departs from Flying Fish Co./Providore Foods
(pre-purchased seat required to ride the bus. See links below.)
BUS AND SELF-DRIVERS MEET AT Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site
10:45am - 12:00pm
ALL HANDS-ON DECK!
Tide pool exploration and micro-plastics cleanup
Everyone joins in for a wet, wading exploration of the tidal zone lead by experts from Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS. Low tide is around noon, which will give us a chance to view wildlife both above and below the water, and roll up our sleeves to help clean up the area of micro-plastics. **Please make note of what to bring in the section below.**
All aboard A VEHICLE, BUS OR CARPOOL: depart for ONE OF TWO PLACES:
Jacobsen Salt Co. for Whiskey Creek Hatchery Tours (full details and sign-up below), lunch and a pristine view and visual tour of Netarts bay oyster flats
Cape Lookout State Park 12:30-3:30pm for Bay Hike and Netarts Bay Research Reserve Exploration (full details and sign up below)
Oyster Hatchery Tours
After our morning in the Oceanside tide pools, those of us not participating in the incredible hike to the Netarts Bay Research Reserve Site will head to Jacobsen Salt Co. where recurring Oyster Hatchery Tours will take place. The Flying Fish Co. bus will make loops from Jacobsen Salt Co. to the Whiskey Creek Hatchery.
jacobsen salt co. ACTIVITIES
While you are waiting for the Flying Fish Co. bus to scoop you up for the Whiskey Creek Hatchery Tour, hangout at Jacobsen Salt, and enjoy lunch (for purchase) from Flying Fish Co., tour the saltworks facility, learn about wetlands, native oysters and oyster farms.
Research Reserve participants return to Jacobsen Salt Co.
If you rode the Flying Fish Co. bus, and went on the research hike, you will return via carpool to Jacobsen Salt co. in time for the bus to depart.
Portland bus departs for Portland
This is where we hug you goodbye after a fun day learning and adventuring together!
Self-drivers can head out at any time, or enjoy more of what the beautiful Oregon Coast has to offer!
Location Details and What to Expect
WHAT TO BRING
Appropriate clothing and shoes. Oregon coastal weather is dynamic. Please be prepared for rain, wind or sun. To reduce waste, please bring a reusable water bottle with you and any snacks needed to keep you comfortable. ***Your feet will get wet during the event!*** Many of the day’s adventures require you to walk through sea water. Due to the terrain and facilities we will visit, closed-toe shoes are required. We suggest Xtratuf or welly boots. Flip flops and open toe sandals are not permitted in many of the locations you will visit.
Lunch will be for sale at Jacobsen Salt Co.’s Saltworks from 2:00-3:00pm, provided by Flying Fish Co. If you have selected to attend the Bay Hike to the Research Reserve, please bring your own lunch or plan to acquire lunch in advanced.
10:30am MEETING LOCATION
Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site, Tillamook, OR 97141 : Map
PARKING AT THE FIRST MEETING LOCATION
You will move to multiple locations throughout the day. The map below outlines the best locations to park at the first rendezvous location in Oceanside. Getting to the Netarts Bay Research Reserve via Cape Lookout State Park may require carpooling to and from, as well as to Jacobsen Salt Co. for a later meet-up with the group.
Word Oceans Day Excursions
Click on each link to read more about the day’s activities, what to bring, and what to expect.
SIGN UPS ARE REQUIRED
Special Thanks to our Partners
The Nature Conservancy
Tillamook Estuaries Partnership
Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery
Tillamook School District #9
Explore Nature Partnership