Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person shellfish farm tours in 2020.
Coming Soon! We are working on a virtual experience. Check back soon for more info.
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.
SPAT will host a series of farm tours this summer. Participants will wade out to a working aquaculture site and learn how shellfish are cultivated in local waters. Visitors will see various species of shellfish in many different stages of growth.
Tours are $10 per person. Children under 12 are free. Attendance is limited to 25 people so advance registration is required. Boots or shoes that can get wet are essential! Please no sandals or flip-flops. Shellfish shells are very sharp and could cut bare feet!
Additional information such as tour location will be provided after registration.
- Saturday, June 8 – 9:30 am
- Sunday, June 9 – 10:30 am
- Thursday, June 20 – 7:45 am
- Friday, July 5 – 7:30 am
- Saturday, July 6 – 8:30 am
- Monday, July 8 – 10:15 am
- Tuesday, July 9 – 11:00 am
- Wednesday, July 31 – 5:15 pm
- Saturday, August 3 – 7:15 am
- Monday, August 5 – 9:00 am
- Tuesday August 6, – 10:00 am
- Thursday, August 29 – 4:30 pm
- Friday, August 30 – 5:15 pm
Please keep in mind that there are no permanent facilities at the grant locations but in some cases, there are portable restrooms nearby. Public restrooms are located at the Harbormasters Building on the Pier and at Wellfleet Town Hall.
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.