Learn to tong and shuck

An Oyster Lovers Experience

You can taste PEI long before you step foot on the island, for its mussels, oysters and most of all lobsters are prize items on restaurant menus across North America. Oysters don’t come fresher or tastier than when you tong and shuck them yourself right on the boat. This experience will not only teach you how, it will give you a new appreciation for the art and enjoyment of nature’s aphrodisiac.

Length of Trip : 2 hours

Cost :
$ 125/person for 4 participants
$ 100/person for 3 or more participants

Best time to go : offered daily from June 15 through November subject to availability. 48 hours advance booking required.

Wheelchair friendly : Yes

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat :
You’ll feast on as many freshly shucked oysters as you can handle, along with Jackie’s famous grilled quahogs.  Beverages are provided.   In the book I also mention the fantastic oysters fresh from Malpeque Bay at an island institution called Carr’s Oysters Bar, located in Stanley Bridge.

Official Site :
Oyster Lovers Experience

Where to Stay :
When visiting Charlottetown, we recommend staying with our partner, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites

The Inn at St. Peters
1668 Greenwich Road, St. Peters Bay
Ph: 800-818-0925
Email: [email protected]

Getting There :
Oyster Lovers Experience is located in South Pinette, about half an hour east of Charlottetown.

Note from Robin :
I usually take my oysters with a dash of lemon and drop of Tabasco. Here I learned that neither are needed. You can actually start tasting the difference between coves around the island. It’s worth learning how to shuck an oyster before trying it (much less blood that way).

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