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Virginia’s Oyster Academy

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This tour leaves the private dock of the Tides Inn, a resort that’s a Virginia tradition since 1947. Learn about Virginia River Realm’s oyster industry, oyster ecology and tools of the harvest, then accompany a traditional watermen by boat for a 1 hour harvest excursion.  After the voyage, watch shucking demos and learn the art of pairing oysters with sauces and wine.  It is an amazing experience and no two are alike.

Example Agenda:

9:00 am: Arrival and Coffee at the Tides Inn

9:15-10:00 am: Short lecture on the Virginia Oyster

  • Aquaculture and Native Harvesting
  • History of the Comeback Story of the Virginia Oyster
  • Environmental benefits of the Oyster Industry
  • Tools of the Trade

10:00 am-12:00 pm: Trip with a Working Virginia Waterman

  • Reef Education
  • Tonging demonstration
  • Dredging demonstration

12:00 pm-1 :00 pm: Oyster Roast and culinary demonstrations by Tides Inn Chef staff

  • Buying and Preparation of Oysters
  • The Art of Shucking Oysters
  • Oyster Sauces and Dishes.
  • Wine pairings (2 types of wines)

*Maximum 6 people, weather permitting. Offered every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from Sept. 4 to Nov. 30

For reservations or for more information, please call 804-438-4489 or email activities@tidesinn.com

$185/person, $155 per person for a party of 6

Organizer

Tides Inn

804-438-4489

Virginia’s Oyster Academy

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tides Inn , 480 King Carter Drive Irvington, VA

This tour leaves the private dock of the Tides Inn, a resort that’s a Virginia tradition since 1947. Learn about Virginia River Realm’s oyster industry, oyster ecology and tools of the harvest, then accompany a traditional watermen by boat for a 1 hour harvest excursion.  After the voyage, watch shucking demos and learn the art of pairing oysters with sauces and wine.  It is an amazing experience and no two are alike.

Example Agenda:

9:00 am: Arrival and Coffee at the Tides Inn

9:15-10:00 am: Short lecture on the Virginia Oyster

  • Aquaculture and Native Harvesting
  • History of the Comeback Story of the Virginia Oyster
  • Environmental benefits of the Oyster Industry
  • Tools of the Trade

10:00 am-12:00 pm: Trip with a Working Virginia Waterman

  • Reef Education
  • Tonging demonstration
  • Dredging demonstration

12:00 pm-1 :00 pm: Oyster Roast and culinary demonstrations by Tides Inn Chef staff

  • Buying and Preparation of Oysters
  • The Art of Shucking Oysters
  • Oyster Sauces and Dishes.
  • Wine pairings (2 types of wines)

*Maximum 6 people, weather permitting. Offered every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from Sept. 4 to Nov. 30

For reservations or for more information, please call 804-438-4489 or email activities@tidesinn.com

$185/person, $155 per person for a party of 6

Organizer

Tides Inn

804-438-4489

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