Tidepool Tours

Explore the wonderful world of marine life near Yachats with tours through August.

The Tidepool Ambassador Program (flyer) aims to protect habitat, educate tidepool visitors, improve both stewardship and safety behaviors. This program will take place on selected dates at Bob Creek, Cape Perpetua Marine Gardens and Yachats State Park.

Volunteers will be roaming tidepools to engage with visitors about tidepool life, Oregon’s marine conservation efforts, and promote marine stewardship during summer negative tides. Trained guides will also be providing tidepool tours; RSVPs are required for tours. Interested participants can visit our events calendar here to register for a guided tour after selecting date and location.


July 27, 8am-11am (Bob Creek & Cape Perpetua Marine Gardens)

August 9, 7am-10am (Yachats State Park & Bob Creek)

August 10, 7am-10am (Bob Creek & Cape Perpetua Marine Gardens)

August 11, 8am-11am (Bob Creek & Cape Perpetua Marine Gardens)

August 23, 7am-10am (Bob Creek & Cape Perpetua Marine Gardens)

About Cape Perpetua Collaborative: Cape Perpetua exemplifies a unique place where land and sea intersect to produce productive coastal rainforests and ocean upwelling that fuels a productive food web. Working collaboratively and coordinating conservation efforts in this region will help make efficient use to leverage available resources and accelerate the pace at which Oregonians are made aware of, appreciate, understand and support the natural and cultural values of this region.

Located on the central coast of Oregon, the Cape Perpetua area includes the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area, numerous state parks, Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary, US Forest Service areas (including the Siuslaw National Forest, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, and the Rock Creek and Cummins Creek Wilderness Areas), a Globally Significant Important Bird Area for the ESA listed Marbled Murrelet, the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon’s Ocean Shore State Recreation Area, and numerous other sites and natural and cultural resources that provide habitats for migratory and resident seabirds, marine mammals, and native fish and wildlife as well as places for people to recreate.