- 11 Ratings
Martha's Vineyard's Oyster Farm Tours & Aquaculture Education
Experience the magic of oysters first hand! Learn about where and how oysters are grown and meet the people behind their story. On board, we’ll meet a local shellfish biologist to learn what aquaculture is all about. At the oyster farm, we will see a working nursery. Our adventure is topped off with a shucking demo of fresh oysters, a sampling of Island oysters and a sunset sail through the Nantucket Sound.
What You Will Do
Experience the magic of Martha's Vineyard oysters first hand! Learn about where and how oysters are grown and meet the people behind their story. This tour combines oyster education, a farm tour, oyster tastings and a little mischief sailing to our farm aboard the beautiful wooden boat.
Guests will meet at the dock of Pirate Adventures Martha's Vineyard. Once we set sail, we will dive into a talk with biologist Rick Karney from the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group to learn about shellfish and what aquaculture is all about. At Cottage City Oyster farm, brothers Dan and Greg Martino will introduce us to their nursery and how they grow, care and harvest their oysters (and we get to see the process in action). Our adventure is topped off with a shucking demo of fresh oysters, a sampling of oysters and a sunset sail through the Nantucket Sound and back to the Oak Bluffs Harbor.
The two-hour experience includes: Conversation and hands-on learning with a local biologist One on one with local oyster farmers Live shucking demo Tasting of Oysters Cheese, and other local snacks The tour is BYOB.
The journey is safe for younger kids, but the program ideally suited to adults and children 8 and up. Private tours for groups of 15-35 are available.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring layers! It can get chilly on the water at night.
- 11 Ratings