Package: Oystering on the Bay

Oystering on the Bay

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Sun, May 1, 2016 to Mon, Oct 31, 2016

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Step into the boots of a Nova Scotia sea farmer. The Purdy family have been harvesting the oyster beds on Malagash Bay since the early 1800s. Charles Purdy will take you out on the water in a traditional oyster dory to try your hand at oyster tonging - how oysters have been fished since the 1500s.

While collecting the oysters, Charles will explain the whys and hows of oyster farming and the history of Malagash Bay. The collected oysters are then cleaned, shucked and, of course, tasted.

Back on land, Charles will give you a tour of his hatchery operation and processing facility, where the oysters and clams are cleaned, graded, stored and packaged for shipping across the province, continent and overseas.

Each person gets two oyster samples with the tour. They are also welcome to purchase additional oysters.

The tour takes 2 hours to complete. Cost for 1-4 people is $150. Picnic tables available on site.

Conditions: Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Lifejackets ( P F Ds) are provided. Tour availability is weather permitting and dependant on tide.