Do you know how shellfish are grown and harvested? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a shellfishermen? Tour a working shellfish farm and learn first hand what is involved in shellfish aquaculture.
Participants will wade out to a 3-acre aquaculture site and learn how shellfish are cultivated in local waters. Visitors will see various species of shellfish in many different stages of growth. Shellfishermen work rain or shine so dress for the weather and wear waterproof shoes.
The program fee is $25 per person for the sunset tours which include a taste of freshly harvested Wellfleet shellfish! Family tours are $5 per person, children 12 and under are free! All tours are limited to 25 people. Further details will be provided upon registration. Tour dates are listed below.
All of the aquaculture grant tours are sold out. We will be holding tours during the Wellfleet OysterFest on October 14 & 15, 2017. Check the Schedule of Activities for further information.
· Saturday, June 24 from 6:00 – 7:00pm
· Sunday, July 23 from 5:30-6:30pm – SOLD OUT
· Wednesday, July 26 from 8-9am (Family tour) – SOLD OUT
· Friday, August 11 from 8:15-9:15am (Family tour) – SOLD OUT
· Sunday, August 20 from 4:30-5:30pm – SOLD OUT
All participants (or guardians) will be required to sign a waiver at the outset of each grant tour. The waiver text is below, for your information.
As a participant in the Aquaculture Grant Tour sponsored by SPAT, I assume complete responsibility for personal injury to me or damage to property which may occur during the program or while I am on the premises of the program.
I hereby release and hold harmless SPAT, the tour group leader, the shellfisherman and all other persons associated with the program from any and all liability for personal injury or property damage.
I grant permission for any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any purpose whatsoever. I have read this Waiver, understand it and sign below of my own free will.