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Crabbing-Exciting Ecology, Good Eats

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Crabbing-Exciting Ecology, Good Eats

8 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
fishing

Crabbing-Exciting Ecology, Good Eats

fishing

Crabbing-Exciting Ecology, Good Eats

8 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Active crabbing (or chicken necking), while seasonal, is an all weather activity. It is suitable for all ages offering excitement and relaxation. Depending on the tide schedule, I will have all needed equipment prepared on site. Crabbing requires up to several hours in the sun. Guests will be advised what to bring and not in advance. First task is getting to know the equipment and laws regarding the activity. I maintain a current license as a saltwater fisherman by DNR. Next, it's time to bait the traps. A bit challenging, it starts the excitement. Third, we will select prime locations for our lines while observing the movements of the currents. Then we periodically check the lines for crabs using various strategies. Some are soakers, some are pullers; it just takes one second to get a blue on the bite! When you've got one, you alert the your net man for assistance . It's more fun than shouting BINGO in the church hall! Once the crab is netted, time to learn. Is is male or female? Soft or hard, where is it in the molting phase? Barnacles? Roe? Legal size? We will pursue our catch until the tide turns. At the end, catch is packaged for guest to take or release.

Your host

Learn more about Anna

Anna

I am a Charleston native with pluff mud blood and a saltwater soul. Raised on the tidal creeks and marshes of the southern shore, I am a 5th generation crabber. Every shrimper, crabber and fisherman on the dock is quick to show you their catch, give you a tip or teach you a knot. It's the costal code. There is no joy like teaching someone, even a passerby pull to their first line or umbrella their first net. Chicken necking is a proud tradition; let me share it with you. I know all the best spots by heart and my gear is always ready. Plus, a good catch will provide crab boil dinner!

What's included

Equipment
Drop Traps, Hand Lines, Dip Nets, Weights/Tackle, Prepared Bait, Crab Storage for Activity & Crab Storage for Transport

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Where you'll be

A successful necker has to go with the flow, literally. Every season has hot spots. Commercial crabbers on the rivers say the crabs are still in the deeper inlets, keeping us mostly at the Pitt Street Bridge or Folly Creek. As the warmer water comes in, the best crabbing with be in the Wappoo Cut. I've a secret spot on the Charleston harbor, backside of James Island too that never disappoints. Even if the crabs are shy, the view is breathtaking

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. We will be around lots of water; general safety is essential. While no activity requires you to get wet, please use your own judgment regarding PFDs.

What to bring

Light clothing, sunblock, camera & desired snacks and beverages

More tips

There is an opportunity to get your hands dirty here, but you don't have too. These critters can be intimidating, but trust my expertise. Once crabbing is in your blood, you can't get enough.

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Anna
Crabbing-Exciting Ecology, Good Eats
8 reviews
£40/person
8 reviews
£40/person