Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: Cardigan/Points East Coastal Drive
Min 2 - Max 8
Available July-October, Monday-Saturday at 5:30 pm and Saturday at 12:00 pm.
Extra oysters will be sold for $1 each (cash only).
Please see terms and conditions before purchasing.
Bookings need to be made 72 hours in advance of the desired date in order to guarantee a spot.
All oysters must be consumed on the premise. Oysters cannot be taken home with you.
For safety reasons, this experience is not recommended for children under 12.
A minimum of 2 people must book in order for this experience to take place.
Only participants with tickets are allowed on the property.
If tonging from the dock isn't possible due to weather then it will happen on land from a dory
For safety reasons, the experience takes place on the shore, but you can still try the traditional tongs used to scoop up oysters from the dock. Jim will show you how to properly shuck so you can try yourself!
When you arrive park close to the house. Jim or Gen will come out to greet you.
Don’t forget to dress for the weather It’s always good to plan ahead. Check it out for the day of your tour.
Jim’s property is pretty rustic so we recommend you wear comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirty. A hat is always recommended.
Bug spray or long sleeve shirts and pants are recommended for the evening tours as it tends to get pretty buggy that time of day.
There is parking available on site. Please note the road to Jim's house is a dirt road.
The location is best found if you search 106 Dockendorff Lane, Cardigan. However, the road is now called Campbell's Country Lane.
On a map find Route 4 & 311 intersection at Primrose, near Cardigan. On 311 pass big church. Watch for Experience PEI sign on left. We encourage you to take a screenshot of the map as reception is hit or miss in that area.
Parking is available. After you purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with meeting points and parking options in the area.
Yes, the majority of our tours are kid-friendly. We encourage children to join most of our tours and reduced pricing may be offered in some cases. We can substitute non-alcoholic beverages on food tours that stop at breweries.
Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. We advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately. In the event of inclement weather, we will contact you to discuss options.
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Loved it! Jim and Tristan were fabulous hosts who taught us a lot about oysters and Jim shared wonderful stories of his experiences at sea over the years :) Jim taught us how to tong Oysters right out of the water, that we shucked and ate (as many as we wanted).