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 offers privately-scheduled kayak tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations along our 100 mile service area on Oregon's North Coast. Our seven estuary systems offer nearly 900 miles of flat-water paddling opportunities across 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.
Harborview Inn & RV Park
Harborview Inn & RV Park is a charming, family-operated, highly-rated, pet-friendly, boutique motel located on the Port of Garibaldi, surrounded by Tillamook Bay. Located only 90 minutes from Portland & Salem, with 16 newly remodeled queen and double queen rooms, 30 full hook-up RV spaces, we are ready to cater to families & fishermen alike. We're within walking distance off public crabbing piers, great clamming, boat launch access, and have to all the licenses & equipment you will need to make your stay memorable. FREE Electric car charging with every stay.
Clamming Clinics at Harborview Inn & RV Park
Harborview Inn & RV Park will hold Clamming Clinics on March 21 & 22, 2014. Participants will receive the use of a clam rake and bucket, personal on-site instruction, clam cooking and cleaning lessons and a room discount of 50%. Call or email to reserve a spot. Normally $25/person, the first five people to sign up for each day pay just $10/person (license extra). *The clamming tides are after dark so be prepared with a headlamp, flashlight, etc.
Please visit www.harborviewfun.com for more information and additional crabbing & clamming clinics.