Does eating oysters on the same Bay they were harvested from sound like a great way to spend an amazing afternoon? If you’ve ever wanted to experience the world of Island Creek Oysters first hand, then you need to head to to Duxbury and visit Island Creek Oyster Farm for a farm tour.
While they’ve been around and offered tours for years, this is absolutely the best time to go. Having recently purchased an eleven-acre historic property on the Duxbury waterfront, they now have more space and access to the water which has allowed them to open up more days and times to accommodate high demand.
Oyster lovers can find Duxbury-grown Island Creeks on menus from Boston to the Bay Area, but for the first time, now they can also slurp right at the source. Island Creek Oysters has opened a casual raw bar at its 11-acre farm, overlooking Duxbury Bay where many of the bivalves grew from seed to snack.
The tour starts at hatchery, where they produce all the larvae for the next year’s crop and see how the full process works from spawn to seed. Next you upweller and nursery stage where the baby oysters get ready to grow and see everything that’s used in the process and get a first-hand experience of what aquaculture looks like.
Next is a boat ride on Duxbury Bay, and get an eye and an earful of history, lore and oyster gossip.
Then you will fill you up on unlimited freshly harvested oysters while you hang out at the raw bar for a few hours while you sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view.
Close by to attractions like Mass Audubon’s North Hill Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Myles Standish Monument State Reservation, Duxbury Beach Park, and Alden House Museum, these farm tours are an excellent way to celebrate New England culture and nature at its finest. With a re-focused and re-energized space, you are sure to have an amazing time.