It's ok to be "shellfish" when your on Hood Canal. How about waking up to spectacular water and mountain views for days filled with unique activities? Chef prepared Farm to Table dinner at Union; Canal beach walks and oyster gathering; a spectacular intertidal party at Lilliwaup – it’s a great time to hit the Hood – and we’ve prepared a jam-packed customizable Shellfish Week itinerary for you!
Ahh... road trips –there’s nothing that holds more appeal than the classic road trip – discovering new places, trying new things. Getting away from it all is as easy as heading to the South Sound via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge or by catching the Bremerton ferry for the 22 minute drive to Belfair, WA at the head of Hood Canal.
Every year the public is welcomed to Hama Hama's beach to learn about oysters, oyster farming, and life in the Hood Canal, aquatic and other. They call this beach celebration the Hama Hama Oyster Rama. The Rama features beach tours, u-pick oysters and clams, an oyster-sports competition, kid's activities, live music, and various delicious food and drink options.
Here’s something different – load up the kids, kayaks and crab pots and head to the Canal. It’s time to get up close and personal with nature and catch dinner from the stability of – a kayak. The guides at Kayak Brinnon are seeing a trend to families and individuals
trying out this new exciting method of catching your own dinner!
Just below the surface of the waters of the Hood Canal, a whole new world exists waiting to be explored. It is carpeted with sponges and seaweed, populated by wolf eels and octopus and visited by the occasional seal and even (rarely) a six-gilled shark. Although the cold water of the Pacific is daunting, the variety of marine life it holds is well worth the chilly SCUBA dive.
Ten things you probably never needed to know about oysters, but we are going to tell you anyway.