https://islandcreekoysters.com/farmtours/ Island Creek Oysters
401 Washington St
Date Idea, Drinks, Food, History, Social Good
Your private tour starts where the oysters do: in our hatchery! See how we recreate the ideal conditions for oysters to reproduce, and learn the stages of growing algae (oyster food). Next, you’ll head outside to the nursery (our land-based upweller system) where our team monitors tiny oysters through a period of exponential growth before they are big enough to be planted out in the Bay…your next stop! Our Captain will guide you out on the water aboard the Nathaniel Winsor, our 27-foot Carolina Skiff, for an up-close look at the heart of what we do. We’ll share oyster tales over drinks, toss back some oysters, and soak up the sun. If you’re up for it, we will even teach you to shuck your own.
PRO TIP: add caviar! Following the tour, you’ve got a table reserved for your party back on dry land at The Raw Bar. Eat more oysters and stay for the view. One thing is consistent at Island Creek: nothing stays the same. So, whether you’ve taken a tour before or not, come see firsthand what we’re up to!
What Your Tour Includes:
A private 2-hour tour of our hatchery, property, and Duxbury Bay (aboard the “Nathaniel Winsor”, our 27-foot Carolina Skiff tour boat). A lesson in shucking and a whole bunch of oysters! Following the tour, a private table awaits you at The Raw Bar.
BYOB to be enjoyed on the boat portion only.
Farm & Hatchery
You get to see the equipment used and techniques. As the seasons change, the activities of the hatchery change also.
May - June lots of activity in the hatchery in this beautiful time of year on the farm.
July-September spawning has wrapped up, you will see oysters seed in our upwellers getting ready to go to our nursery in the back river. Enjoy the beautiful weather.
Wednesday - Friday you get a great chance to see the farmers at work and interact with them!