Oystering on the Bay


Bay Enterprises

2642 Malagash Road


B0K 1E0

Northumberland Shore



Step into the boots of a Nova Scotia sea farmer. The Purdy family have been harvesting the oyster beds on Malagash Bay since the early 1800s. Charles Purdy will take you out on the water in a traditional oyster dory to try your hand at oyster tonging--how oysters have been fished since the 1500s.

While collecting the oysters, Charles will explain the whys and hows of oyster farming and the history of Malagash Bay. The collected oysters are then cleaned, shucked and, of course tasted.

Back on land, Charles will give you a tour of his hatchery operation and processing facility, where the oysters and clams are cleaned, graded, stored and packaged for shipping across the province, continent and oversees.

Each person gets two oyster samples, included with the tour. They are also welcome to purchase additional oysters.

The tour takes 2 hours to complete.

Cost for 1-4 people is $150. Picnic tables available on site.

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Coupon: P9024
Conditions: Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Lifejackets (PFDs) are provided. Tour availability is weather permitting and dependant on tide.
Admission: Tong, shuck and taste some Nova Scotia oysters straight out of the bay with your host, Charles Purdy, a fourth generation sea farmer.