Premium Quality Fresh Oysters
From the Water to your Front Door.
East Bay, a body of water that sits between Pensacola Bay and Blackwater, has a long history of producing some of the tastiest oysters along the entire Gulf Coast. The nutrients coming out of river combined with the saltiness of the Gulf of Mexico create the perfect oyster.
East Bay Oysters uses a number of different oyster growing “systems” to produce a premium quality oyster that’s suitable for five star restaurants across America or your next tailgate party. Oysters are sorted and rotated routinely to insure consistency.
The oysters start as a seed smaller than a finger nail and remain in the water for nine to twelve months until they reach the ideal size and are ready for your table. Every oyster in grown in three to five foot of water, suspended in the water column to produce a clean oyster.
Three local fishing boat captains, Ruston Rood, Tyler Massey, and Chris Phillips came together to grow East Bay Oysters. They believe that oyster farming is a rapidly growing industry in the United States, and they take great pride on continually learning and testing to produce a quality product.
After doing both on water and off water research choosing East Bay to build a farm in was a no brainer. Back in the day, when wild oyster harvesting was bountiful a number of local restaurants were built around oysters out of East Bay. Today, very few wild oysters are harvested out of there.
If you’re driving over the Garcon Point Bridge between Gulf Breeze and Milton take a peek to the East and you’ll see the East Bay Oysters Farm. The farm sits between Garcon Point and White Point in a small town “Milton” about fifteen minutes from Pensacola.
Oyster Farm Tours
Join one of the East Bay Oysters Farmers for a two hour adventure out to the farm and experience the magic of growing oysters first hand!
Learn about where and how oysters are grown and see a working nursery. On board the boat, the farmer will not only give you a lesson on aquaculture, but also on the Pensacola area.
Once back to the dock the adventure is topped off with a shucking demo of fresh oysters. Cost of the adventure is $75 per person and each visitor will receive an East Bay Oysters shirt and Oyster Knife.
Tours beginning fall of 2020.
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