Tong & Shuck

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: Cardigan / Points East Coastal Drive

Admission

$125/pp

Min 2 - Max 8 ppl

This experience takes place from July-September.

Times vary based on high tides. See the booking calendar for start times.

Booking insurance available. Please see our terms and conditions link in the footer of the website for our refund policy.

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Eat as many fresh oysters as you’d like while learning how Islanders tong and shuck them.

  • Meet local fisherman Jim Conohan and hear the tales of his life on the sea.
  • Let Jim show you how to properly tong and size oysters.
  • Tong as many oysters as you like and Jim will show you how to shuck them right on the dock!
  • Learn about the growth and life cycle of PEI oysters.
  • Enjoy a feed of Quahogs (hard shell clams), mussels, potato salad and a roll to end the experience.

Bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance of the desired date in order to guarantee a spot.

A minimum of 2 people must book in order for this experience to take place.

All oysters must be consumed on the premise. Oysters cannot be taken home with you.

Only participants with tickets are allowed on the property.

For safety reasons, this experience is not recommended for children under 12.

For safety reasons, we can’t take you out on the dory 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 and of course, eat as many as you want! To top it all off, Jim will boil up a feed of Quahogs (hard shell clams) and mussels to end the experience.

Water will be provided with the meal but you are welcome to bring your own juice or soft drink if you like.

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 int hat area.

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Is there parking available?

Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with meeting points and parking options in the area.

Are children allowed?

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.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

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.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

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. We also provide umbrellas that can be borrowed for our walking tours.

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"The seafood (oysters and quahogs) we enjoyed was some of the freshest and most delicious shellfish we have ever had."

Catherine and Jeremy, Washington, DC

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