Oyster Tasting Kayak Tour – Batemans Bay
Oyster tasting by kayak? yes please!
Learn about the fascinating oyster industry and sample the different varieties.
Finding amazing animals is a highlight on this tour.
Discover pristine Clyde River National Park, Batemans Bay.
Location: Clyde River Batemans Bay
Duration: 2 hours
Price: from $69
- Fully guided kayak tour
- All kayaking equipment
- ‘Meet an Oyster Farmer’
- Delicious Oyster tasting
- Photos of your experience
Features & Highlights
- Taste the freshest oysters available
- Meet a 4th generation oyster farmer
- Watch a shucking demonstration
- Kayak the Clyde River National Park
- Weave your way through the leases
- Discover the secret ‘Oyster Village’
A farm gate culinary tour with a difference. uncover australia’s Oyster coast by kayak.
The magnificent Clyde River Estuary system is home to some of the most successful oyster farmers on the NSW South Coast. Paddle and taste the romance of the finest oysters from the purest Australian waters.
Learn about the local cultivation techniques, the science behind farming, oyster varieties and life as an oyster farmer from Jade, Greg and Enola from the Oyster Shed on Wray Street. Be treated, eating the freshest oysters you can get, taken from the river that morning.
“Very interesting to learn about our local oysters. Our tour guide was fantastic with many years of experience. Highly recommend for a fun and memorable day.”
10AM AND 1PM DAILY
Meet your guide on the banks of the Clyde River, Batemans Bay. After a warm welcome to the area, you will be introduced to your double sea kayaks, be issued your gear and receive a kayaking lesson. We then slip onto the calm, smooth waters, and in no time you will become part of the successful story that is Oyster Farming on the Clyde.
After a short paddle up river, we meet the growers for a truly unique farm gate experience. Indulge in tasting the different varieties grown here as you learn about the fascinating process of oyster growing and harvesting. With our appetites whetted, we say farewell to the farmer and head off to explore the oyster leases by kayak.
Float through the charming ‘Oyster Village’, where farmers are busy at work before returning to your meeting location after 2 hours. There is ample time to return to the Oyster Shed to purchase a few of your favourite dozen!
The tour is very achievable for all ages and abilities, and we kayak only a short distance.
The Clyde estuary system has become part of a much larger story due to the success of the Australia’s Oyster Coast initiative. Read More Here.
WHAT TO BRING
- Clothes you’re happy to get dripped on (activewear)
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
- A warm layer and a beanie in colder months
- A bottle of water
- Water shoes, or old sneakers
- Your appetite for oysters!
WHAT WE PROVIDE
- All the kayaking equipment required
- A kayaking lesson
- Splash jacket
- A selection of oysters
- Access to the oyster farms
- A digital photo album of your experience
What is Ecotourism? By choosing this Ecotourism Experience you are making a conscious decision to reduce impact by promoting sustainable travel that benefits local communities, culture, and heritage and ultimately the environment.