Private Oyster Farm Tour
Connect in a Unique, One of a Kind Experience. A Must Do.
Want to see how it's done? Join us for a tour of the oyster farm!
We pick you up at the public launch in the Lagoon in our custom designed 22' 1978 Boston Whaler work boat. Attire is beach/farm (it's a work boat so you might get a little dirty). It's BYOB. We provide an ice cooler with waters as well. The tour is educational and lasts about 1.5hrs. We start by cruising over to the Lagoon Hatchery- to talk about the hatchery process and where it all begins. We then head over to our baby seed upweller raft, where we explain the process of raising baby oysters, show you the equipment and the baby oysters! We then venture under the drawbridge and out into the Vineyard Sound (300ft from shore) to visit the Cottage City Oyster Farm. Our solar powered work raft becomes the stopping point, where we pull up a cage full of market oysters and show you how we cull and put you to work culling your own. It's an experience like no other. Both tour guides are USCG licensed captains.
2018 Pirate Boat Public Tours
For the 2018 Summer we have also teamed up with Farm.Field.Sea. to offer larger group public tours!
Visit: Farm.Field.Sea for tickets and info.
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 hear what aquaculture is all about. At Cottage City Oyster farm, purveyors Dan and Greg Martino will introduce us to their nursery, upwellers and invite us to see the harvest process in action. Our adventure is topped off with a shucking demo of fresh oysters, a sampling and a sunset sail around the Oak Bluffs harbor.