The GuideAdvisor crew had one of our favourite experiences in California on Tomales Bay, a beautiful sheltered inlet just north of San Francisco. It’s an area renowned for excellent sailboating, sea kayaking, hiking and oyster farming.
We hung out for the day with a group of excellent guides from Blue Waters Kayaking (including Chris Match, Dallas Smith, Ian Garcia, Liz Wilhelm and Seth Harley) and went for a tour in a flat-bottomed oyster boat to Hog Island. (The island is said to be named for an incident when a ship carrying pigs to market grounded on its shores and the animals escaped.) When we returned to the mainland we were told we had to enjoy the local delicacy: barbecued oysters.