Tours

Tours at HIOAC

Monthly farm tours for all of our distributors, clients, and guests are available. Come spend a day with us and learn what it takes to be oyster aquaculture farm. Our farm is inspected and certified by the State of Maryland and by the Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program through NOAA. Understand the "Journey to Market" from larvae to a market size oyster. Climb aboard our hand-crafted boat, and see the equipment needed to feed, clean and harvest our oysters. Tours open June 1st 2015 and will be available throughout the summer.  You must RSVP through our store by ticket purchase. 


SATURDAY TOUR INCLUDES: $30 Per Person  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Upwellers
Floating Upwellers
Algae Room
Nursery
Wet Storage
Walk-ins
Shucking Room
Handcrafted Boat
Oyster Tasting - Raw and Grilled
Beer and Wine

 

WEDNESDAY TOUR INCLUDES: $15 Per Person   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Upwellers
Floating Upwellers
Algae Room
Nursery
Wet Storage
Walk-ins
Shucking Room
Handcrafted Boat

 

HIOAC Handcrafted Boat

Here at HIOAC we have set the new standard in harvesting oysters safely by building our boat with the culling/sorting operation on board.

We have the capability to cull, clean and package 5000 oysters in less than an hour while the smaller oysters are returned to the water for further growth.

Older technology utilizes skiffs to collect the oysters to bring them back to shore to cull and package while smaller oysters have to be returned to the growing site and reintroduced to their habitat later that day or even the following day.

Equipment

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