Garibaldi, Oregon is a port town nestled at the northern end of Tillamook Bay, gateway to the magnificent Pacific Ocean. At the marina, commercial fisherman sling fresh Dungeness crabs, ling cod, rockfish, and even octopus up to the docks, sport fishermen tell tales at the filet table about their record Chinook, kayakers paddle out to look for bald eagles, pigeon guillemots, and purple martins, while gulls circle above and harbor seals surface to see what’s going on. The steamer train blows its horn, children laugh at the playground, and, if you listen real hard, you might hear talk about that secret spot to dig up a limit of butter clams….
Walking distance from the marina are four motels, RV parks, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals. Many hometown restaurants, all kinds of shops, and a maritime museum are all part of this quaint coastal town of 1,000.
Kayak Tillamook County
Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook County offers privately-scheduled Paddle Board and Kayak Tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. Our seven estuary systems offers flat-water paddling on six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Come and join us on a delightful train ride behind one of our historic steam locomotives and enjoy beautiful ocean views and native wildlife along Tillamook Bay. Board the train in Rockaway or Garibaldi. Departures offered on weekends, starting May 26 through September 29, daily service June 22 through September 2. We also offer 3 hour dinner trains throughout the year as well as a number of special excursions including: the Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th, Moonlight Specials, Fall Splendor, Pumpkin Train, and Candy Cane Express. Call or visit our non-profit organization's website for prices, special excursions, and online ticketing at www.ocsr.net.
Garibaldi House Inn & Suites
The Garibaldi House Inn & Suites is a 50-room hotel that is perfect for family vacations or a weekend getaway and is located just minutes from the Pacific ocean, miles and miles of magnificent beaches, and is within walking distance of the Garibaldi Marina.
Sheltered Nook on Tillamook Bay
Sheltered Nook on Tillamook Bay is a Tiny Home Lodging Experience. Located on Goose Point in Bay City, Oregon, Sheltered Nook is a Village of five tiny homes creating a unique lodging experience. Each home is self-contained, fully furnished and waiting for the arrival of our special guests. The homes sleep 6 with a master bedroom (queen bed) on the main level and two queen beds in the sleeping loft. A full kitchen is provided, properly outfitted for all your culinary needs, along with a gas grill located on the covered porch. Sheltered Nook is the perfect place for that special romantic occasion, family reunion or just to get away and enjoy the beauty of the Tillamook Coast. Sheltered Nook is family and dog friendly.
Oregon Coast Crawler
Journeying from Garibaldi, Oregon to Batterson, the Oregon Coast Crawler continues an ongoing tradition of arranging unique charter experiences using vintage train equipment on historic and scenic rail routes within the Pacific Northwest. Traveling on tracks that infrequently see steam powered service, you will be treated to stunning coastal and canyon scenery in this very full day. Our train will make its way northward and then inland on the Port of Tillamook Branch Line out of the picturesque fishing village of Garibaldi, passing beside Tillamook and Nehalem Bays and we'll make an extended stop in bayside Wheeler where you may enjoy a local made lunch supplied by Blue Heron Creamery. We will then make a turn to begin following the Nehalem River with our day's destination to be Batterson. Our scenery will change dramatically as we travel through the rugged and not easily accessible Nehalem Canyon- and you'll be surrounded by the glory of the Pacific Northwest's iconic, lush greenery. On the return trip, another extended stop is made in picturesque Rockaway Beach, affording a chance for a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean and some time to stroll the streets to grab some locally made taffy or ice cream in this All-American beach town.
This special trip will be run using the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad's McCloud #25 locomotive, an engine featured in the movie 'Stand By Me' and offers a rare chance to enjoy the spectacular Oregon coast and Nehalem River canyon at a slow pace, perfect for enjoying the varied scenery of Oregon. Several stops will be made for the purposes of photography and our trainset includes an open-air car with outdoor seating. For the railfan and casual rider alike, the Oregon Coast Crawler is sure to please.
Who: RailsNW (railsnw.com) and the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad (ocsr.net)
What: A unique and scenic rail excursion using a historic steam engine on tracks that rarely see steam service
When and Where: May 20th and September 30th, 2017
Departs Garibaldi, Oregon 9:30 am / returns 5:15pm
Destination: Batterson. Free time included in Rockaway Beach and Wheeler.
Cost- $135 per person, advance ticket purchase required (no walk-ups). No children under 5.
More information: 800-717-0108 http://www.railsnw.com/tours/charter/garibaldi_steam/garibaldi_steam.htm