Dungeness Lighthouse Kayak Tours
Daily June through August, and weekends only September through May. Experience the Pacific
Northwest with a kayak trip across peaceful Dungeness Bay to the historic Dungeness
Lighthouse (1857). Enjoy the magnificent wildlife viewing along the Dungeness National
Wildlife Refuge. Package includes 2-nights lodging, kayak gear, guide and more!
Dungeness Crab Adventures
October through April. Join us as we walk for crab by lantern-light. We can teach you how to
catch, clean and cook them. The Dungeness Crab and Groveland Cottage where featured in the
March 1998 issue of Saveur Magazine on page 96.
Experience the thrill of hiking out nearly a mile into the tide flats of the Dungeness Bay
in search of the world-famous Dungeness crab. Yes, the Dungeness crab was named after our
Dungeness Bay in the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. You'll catch crab the
way the locals do. We wait for low tides, minus tides in particular. We head out as the tide
is retreating, usually two hours before the lowest point. We walk and walk; when we get to
the water we wade in (chest waders are best but hip waders will do). You walk slowly,
looking for movement in the eel grass; when you spot the crab they sort of shuffle sideways.
Scoop under their bodies with a special pitch fork (the tines are protected from puncturing
the crab). You carefully hold onto the bottom of the crab so the pincers can't get you and
check to be sure it is legal. It must be a male and it must be 6 1/4" across the widest
point of it's shell. If it is legal then you put it in your bucket that you have tied to your
waist which is floating along with you. Then you hunt for another. Each licensed crabber is
allowed to catch 6 crabs. Be sure to check latest state regulations for changes to season
and catch limits.
Groveland cottage thinks this process is so much fun we are offering you the opportunity
to experience it with us. The crabbing adventure includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts,
and the crabbing adventure. It also includes the gear (hip or chest waders, pitch forks, buckets,
lanterns, etc. It doesn't include the crabbing license. An out-of-state shellfish license
for 3 days is less than $20.00, and they are available for purchase at local hardware and
Traditionally we normally crab during the fall and winter when the low tides happen in the
evening. We often crab to a full moon. You will need to bring warm clothing, layering is best,
and a day pack in case you need to shed clothing.
Guided Mountain Bike Tours
From September 2005 - April 2006 we are offering B&B accommodations and customized mountain
bike excursion packages. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider - we can
work with you to design a ride to suit you. For example, light touring, birdwatching, day rides,
or test-your-skill workouts. In addition to breakfast, these packages include a box lunch.
Our guides are avid mountain bikers headed by long-time local, Nash Huber.
Ask us about golf packages while staying at either the vacation rentals or at Groveland Cottage
B&B. Our local courses include Dungeness Golf and Country Club, and Sky Ridge Golf Club.
Stay with us and save money!