Catxalot holds courses, talks, kayak tours and hikes about seaweed and edible beach plants for anyone who wants to learn how to harvest and use the ocean delights in a sustainable way.

You are also very welcome to contact us if you want a tailor made experience. We work with local hotels and can arrange a trip for you and your family, your friends or work place.

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Availability Information:
Many of our experiences take place outdoors in the nature where there can be slippery stones and hills, you have to walk a bit on nature trails and mountains, it can rain and blow etc. Take this into consideration when booking an experience. Ask us if you are afraid of not being able to cope with it. It is not possible to drive a wheelchair etc.
In our old harbor warehouse in Havstenssund, the cooking courses take place upstairs. There is no elevator. We have a small terrace up on the mountain at the premises. The stairs are very steep.

We cooperate with some hotels in Grebbestad. When you book an experience with us you can get a discount on Grebbestad hostel, Tanumstrand and Everts Sjöbod.

Ocean Foodie

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All inclusive experience with seaweed and oysters in beautiful Havstenssund, Sweden.
Four experiences in two days with two nights at Everts Sjöbod hotel. 
Day 1: Seaweed safari with foraging & lunch. Inspirational seaweed dinner with seaweeds in everything, served at Catxalots old warehouse.
Day 2: Visit an oyster farm. See how oysters is cultivated in the wild. Havstenssund Oyster Farm. Evening: Surprise dinner from the ocean. A talk & cook session in our food studio with todays best catch. 
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Please see availability information above.

Seaweed foraging and cooking class

All-day course with seaweed foraging and cooking. You will forage and prepare the seaweeds yourself during this class. After foraging at the beach we go to Catxalot's warehouse in Havstenssund and cook together a variety of dishes that contain seaweeds.
If weather permits, we eat up on our lookout / terrace on the mountain. Read more & book here! Please see availability information above.

Seaweed safari

Introductory course for those who want to harvest seaweed in a sustainable way and learn how to use them. You will identify different edible seaweeds, we talk about when they have their best season, how to forage sustainable and how to use the seaweeds in cooking.
If you like you go into the ocean with us, or just relax, watch and learn if you prefer so.
The safaris takes place just outside Grebbestad or nearby. Read more and book! Or book at Airbnb Experinece. Please see availability information above.

Oysters & seaweed dinner on a beautiful island

Come to Kalvö in Fjällbacka archipelago and discover oysters and seaweed. Kalvö is an island with charming old buildings, tranquility and beautiful scenery. The food is already fished, picked and cooked, so it's just to come! The dinner is served in Everts Hus - a charming old fisherman's cottage on Kalvö. Åsa and Linnéa serves a range of small dishes with oysters, seaweed and fish that inspires what you can do in your own home. It will be an unforgettable wild dinner in a crazy beautiful setting. Read more. Booking: contact Kalvö ostron.

Heal the beach - pick marine litter and taste ocean food

(a company or private group event)
Make an active environmental effort with your colleagues and have a wonderful day outdoors!
The seaweed company Catxalot takes business groups into a beach full of junk where we together create wonders and pleasure. This junk event is a guaranteed unique food and nature experience that unites environment engagement with joy. We clean the beach from marine junk and you learn what is good to eat on the beach - seaweed, mussels, oysters and beach plants. You get exercise, eat good food, learn useful things and make an effort for the environment.
Tasting samples, coffee or a small lunch at the beach are available as an addition. Before the gloves are pulled on, a presentation about marine junk is given.

Pickle seaweeds

On this workshop, you harvest seaweeds and make differens pickles of it. Pickled seaweeds are very tasty and beautiful to decorate food with. Read more & book here! Please see availability information above.

Seaweed cooking class

Cooking class with and about seaweed - the new exciting vegetable of the sea. You will cook one dish each and we eat it all together. Combine this class with a seaweed safari if you also want to learn how to harvest the seaweed yourself. Read more and book! Please see availability information above.

Seaweed kayaking and snorkling tour

Seaweeed safari in the archipelago of Grebbestad with kayak and snorkling gear. During a day trip we harvest from the sea kayaks and when we are snorkling/freediving). During the trip the seaweed guide will share information on seasons for harvesting, nutrients and who to make seaweed into healthy snacks.
Read more & book here!

Christmas food with seaweeds

Seaweeds are delicious and exciting to use in Christmas food. You will cook things like Swedish "Janssons temptation", omelettes, brussels sprouts, Christmas nuts, pralines, crackers and more. Some recipes contain fish, but most dishes are vegetarian or vegan. Read more & book! Please see availability information above.

Seaweed spa class

The finest skin care is the one you make on your own. Seaweed baths, face masks and salty scrubs are simple and fun to move together. During this workshop you will learn to make products for a beneficial face and body treatment with seaweed. Read more & book here! Or book at Airbnb Experinece. Please see availability information above.

Seaweed lecture with taste samples

Engage Catxalot for a speach about seaweeds and food. We present seaweed that are good to eat and show pictures or bring fresh seaweed.

You will know what species that can be eaten, how to cook them, what they contain, season, how to forage them, etc. The presentation ends with a few taste samples. This event is for corporate bookings or private groups. Contact us for information! 

Seaweed safari with a seaweed taste sample buffet

Follow us on a guided tour to the beach that ends with taste samples. You will forage by your own or just look and learn if you prefer so. After the trip to the beach we drive to our port warehouse in Havstenssund and eat a seaweed buffé. This event is perfect for small groups etc that wants an event on their own but not to cook. Please contact us for more information. Please see availability information above.