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Have you ever wanted to experience the world of Island Creek Oysters first hand? Does eating oysters on the Bay they’re harvested from sound like a great way to spend an afternoon?  If that is a yes(and we think it might be), we would love to have you down to Duxbury for a Farm Tour!

While we have offered tours for years, this will be our best year yet. We recently purchased an eleven-acre historic property on the Duxbury waterfront and now have more space and access to the water than ever before. This has also allowed us to open up more days and times to accommodate high demand. And we have added weekend tours for the first time ever!  In the past, the tickets have sold out fast, so we are hoping that by opening things up, everyone can get a spot.

Here’s the rundown of your beautiful afternoon on Duxbury Bay: after meeting up at our basecamp by the bay(follow the signs for parking and directions to the basecamp) you will be transported to our hatchery, where we produce all the larvae for the next year’s crop.  This is where you’ll geek out with #science and see how the full process works from spawn to seed!

We’ll take you through the upweller and nursery stage where the baby oysters get ready to grow. While you will notbe able to actually harvest any oysters yourself (can’t get in the farm crew’s way!), you will see everything that’s used in the process and get a first-hand experience of what aquaculture looks like.

Lest we get too deep in nerdy oyster stuff, next up is a boat ride on Duxbury Bay, where you’ll spend some time on one of the most beautiful and active bays in our fair commonwealth.  You will see where the magic happens (don’t feed the farmers!) and get an eye and an earful of history, lore and oyster gossip. You’ll also get blasted with fresh air and a new perspective on the future of farming.

And last, but certainly not least, we will fill you up on unlimited freshly harvested oysters before you leave. Yes, you read that right – ALL.YOU.CAN.EAT. Once your tour is complete we invite you to stay at our raw bar for a couple of hours where you will be able to order up to a dozen oysters at a time while you sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view.

Our farm tours have always been an excellent way to celebrate New England culture and nature at its finest, but this year we are re-focused, re-energized and incredibly excited to host you in our new home. Can’t wait to share it with you!

The nitty gritty details are below.  Feel free to give us a call at 781-934-2028 or email Emily@islandcreekoysters.comif you have any more questions.

2018 TOUR SEASON

SEPTEMBER 2018