A man crabbing in Newport.Certain things come to mind when you think of the Pacific Northwest, and one of them is probably seafood. When visiting Newport and The Embarcadero Resort, there are countless ways to see the process from ocean to table. A unique outing to experience on your visit to Newport is crabbing, and there are plenty of ways to haul in traps.

How to Go Crabbing

Newport is filled with world-class seafood restaurants whose menus are filled with delicious dishes, including crab options. By seeing how these animals are caught, you’ll have a whole new appreciation for the meal in front of you.

Self-Guided Outings

If you have experience crabbing, a great way to head out on your own is with crab boat rentals. Our on-site marina offers crabbing boats, which you can rent for anywhere from an hour to six hours. With these rentals, you cannot go beyond the Bay Bridge. If our rentals are checked out, other crab boat rental services on the Oregon coast include Dock of the Bay Marina and Newport Marina Store & Charters. Don’t forget to purchase your shellfish fishing license from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Crabbing Charters

Those new to the sport of crabbing will probably want to book their seat on a charter with a local crabbing guide. Newport Tradewinds offers bay crabbing throughout the year. The three-hour trip will have you pulling up traps of Dungeness crabs, and they can even cook them for you. Yaquina Bay Charters is perfect for those simply interested in seeing how pots are set. A third option is Newport Oregon Fishing Charters, which offers a charter where you can keep up to 12 male Dungeness crabs.

Make Memories on an Adventure-Filled Escape

A guestroom at a Newport resort to relax in after crabbing.Whether you’re spending time out on the open seas crabbing or taking in the scenery from a local viewpoint, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Newport. Be close to it all while having a cozy place to call home by staying at The Embarcadero Resort. 

Found at the end of the historic bayfront, our Newport resort is comprised of spacious suites and relaxing guest rooms. No matter which accommodation option you select, you’ll have a tranquil place to rest up for another day of fun. To learn more about our resort or how to save, call 541-265-8521.