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Shuck Oysters at Carlsbad Aquafarm

Oyster floating farm tour, sustainable farming, and shellfish eats!

Take a deep dive into the ocean of sustainable oyster farming here at the only aquafarm in southern California, Carlsbad Aquafarm! Quality shellfish matters and the amazing coastal preservation process is highlighted throughout this oyster farm tour and tasting. This tour begins with a guided tour walk that highlights healthy shellfish farming practices, equipment used to support eco-friendly farming, and a LIVE hands-on-learning experience! Next, shucking class is in session. Shuck farm-fresh oysters while soaking in the coastal breeze. Finish the tour with an oyster tasting and prideful glow knowing that Carlsbad Aquafarm was built for the shellfish of tomorrow. Coastal conservation at its finest! 

  • Coastal views

  • Shucking oysters

  • Oyster farming and preservation techniques

  • Oyster farming date

  • Fun oyster farming outing

  • Shellfish experience

Location & Hours

Mon9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thu9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Itinerary

  1. Arrive at the Farm Tour and Tasting Experience
  2. Become a student at Shellfish University
  3. Learn about sustainable preservation practices used during the guided tour
  4. Experience HANDS-ON learning with live shellfish 
  5. Shuck farm-fresh oysters in a watch-and-learn demonstration
  6. Oyster tastings over the lagoon to complete the university visit
  7. Have a shucking good time 

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Q & A

1 hour total: 30 minute Farm Discovery Walk and 30 minute Shucking Class & Oyster Tasting.

To make sure we have a tour guide available and oysters prepared to shuck, reservations are required. Reservations are available up to 1 hour before the tour begins.

Included in the Farm Tour ticket, 6 oysters per adult and 2 oysters per kid are provided as part of the tasting experience.

Additional shellfish is available to Farm Tour guests to purchase and take home after the tour.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted onsite. Please do not bring alcohol to the farm tours.

The tour is a raw oyster eating experience. Additional oysters are available for purchase and personal grilling.

Rules & Safety

Please contact Carlsbad Aquafarm at least 48 hours before the tour if you would like to cancel to receive a full refund. If you are running late or can no longer attend, please contact us at least 1 hour before the reserved tour to reschedule. Due to current demand, tickets cannot be rescheduled less than 1 hour prior to the start of the tour. 

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$35/ticket