Oyster Farm Tours
WELCOME TO THE FARM
Bring your friends and your favorite drinks! We'll take you on a private boat trip to an oyster farm where you'll experience the authentic side of Maine that's hard to find.
Over the course of 1.5 hours aboard Joe's boat, we'll:
● Cruise to an oyster farm along Maine's beautiful coastline
● Hop aboard a floating dock to learn the farm process and toss back some oysters
● Explore a local reef restoration project
● Discuss the benefits of shellfish aquaculture
Suitable for all ages | 6 people max | 1.5 hours
$275 / Group
Have you ever slurped an oyster pulled straight from the sea? Experience half shell on a whole new level. Lady Oyster's shellfish farm tours are for the curious, coastal-loving visitors who desire a backstage pass to Maine's shellfish farming scene.
Captain Joe Jerome
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Joe is a Registered Maine Guide and holds a Master Captain's License, two credentials that demonstrate his deep passion and knowledge of Maine, the aquaculture industry, and boat safety. He also offers fishing charters in Maine, and works for the Basin Oyster Project teaching K-12 groups about shellfish reef regeneration.
Joe has a lifelong passion for chasing stripers and crabs along the East Coast and knows his way around the rugged islands and shorelines of Maine.
Joe and I partner each year for Lady Oyster retreats and tours, and we might as well be family. We've designed your farm tour to be sensory, entertaining, tasty, relaxing, and full of oyster insights.
OYSTER FARM TOUR
Our oyster experience with Captain Joe was amazing! . . . We learned about the growing process of oysters & how to shuck them properly. He made his own mignonettes & his own cocktails for us. He really encouraged us to ask questions and he answered all of our questions thoroughly. The thing I really liked about it all, is that he didn't make us feel rushed. He was booked up throughout the day due to reschedules because of the weekend's bad weather, but he did not make us feel like we needed to hurry because of it. He made us feel like his priority, & channeled all of his energy towards our tour & our experience. Whenever we're back in Maine, we are definitely going to visit Captain Joe again. & for all of our friends/family who visit Maine, Captain Joe's guided tour is going to be the first thing we recommend!
Tom and Shari L.
My wife and I had a great experience with Capt Joe on both the Oyster Farm Tour and the sunset cruise. The oysters he farms are literally the best we have had anywhere in or out of the states. In a beautiful Maine setting. Joe and his family are very welcoming. When visiting Maine do not leave without having this experience. We will make this a yearly stop when in town.
Captain Joe always goes above and beyond! He holds himself to a high caliber, and thus his business. He has a way with people, fish, and oysters alike! Joe has a love and respect for nature and the ocean that will leave you well educated and safe on any adventure you take with him. Not only does he know boating as a Captain, but he has spent extensive time learning about the Maine ecosystems to also teach anyone who is interested. My kids absolutely love his fun nature, but he can also make a great cocktail for the adults too!
This was by far one of the best experiences I, along with my friends and girlfriend have ever had! We went on an oyster farm trip with Captain Joe and it was such a fun time. He took us to a quiet nature preserve and taught us about oyster farming, then we got to eat plenty of fresh oysters right out of the water! With Joe’s secret recipe mignonette and some champagne, wow what an experience! Can’t recommend enough, thanks for having us!
WE LAUNCH FROM
47 WALLACE CIRCLE
You'll meet Captain Joe 5 minutes before the start time in the small parking lot beside a facility called 'The Store' at 47 Wallace Circle (on your right as you go down the hill). Enjoy breathtaking views of the neighborhood's coastline and working waterfront!
The area does not have great cell signal, but the WIFI network at the facility is 'Basecamp', the password is boomshuckalucka