Learn to Dig for Clams on Whidbey Island – aka Digging for Dinner

Learn to dig for clams this summer! We are pleased to continue the popular Digging for Dinner clamming classes.

Classes will be held at Double Bluff which is one of Whidbey Island’s best clamming beaches. You can learn how to dig clams, which clams are best for which recipes, how to harvest them safely and sustainably, and regulations that assure safe and delicious clams for this summer and summers ahead.

Donations are welcome and appreciated! A donation of $10 or more per person helps us offset the cost of providing this fun and valuable class every summer. Thank you for your support!

To download the 2019 Digging for Dinner flyer, click here: Digging4Dinner 2019_flyer


New 2019 Schedule!

  • June 16, 2019 – Double Bluff –  9:45 (class full)
  • June 18, 2019 – Double Bluff – 11:00 
  • July 05, 2019 – Double Bluff – 12:15(class full)
  • July 06, 2019 – Double Bluff – 1:00(class full)
  • July 14, 2019 – Double Bluff – 8:45 (class full)
  • July 16, 2019 – Double Bluff – 10:00 (class full)


    • email d4d@soundwaterstewards.org – please put D4D Reservation in the subject line, and tell us what day you’d like to come, and how many people are in your party.


      • A Group Shellfish License will be provided complimentary by SWS for the class and all participants. If you want to purchase a license for later use they are available for purchase at Ace Hardware in Freeland and Oak Harbor, Red Apple Market in Coupeville, Jim’s Hardware in Clinton, Sebo’s Do It Center in Bayview Corner or at www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov
      • Bring: shovel, bucket, boots, hat, sunscreen, drinking water.

Always check before you dig!

You might also enjoy these historical videos of SWS volunteer and clam digging guru – Eugene Thrasher