MEDIA RELEASE: MARCH 2016
When the world is your oyster, Coffin Bay is the pearl. Now you can experience first hand what makes Coffin Bay so unique– its Oysters.
The stunning coastline of the Eyre Peninsula is building a reputation for becoming Australia’s Seafood hot-spot. Fresh seafood is in abundance along this coastline, and in the picturesque town of Coffin Bay, it’s the Oysters that are the hero.
Ben Catterall, a local resident of Coffin Bay and owner of the 1802 Oyster Bar & Bistro, and of his own oyster leases has now masterminded new Oyster Farm Tours in the area.
Coffin Bay is renowned for Oysters in restaurants around Australia, and the interest from visitors wanting to learn how the Oysters are harvested quickly became apparent, so it seemed like a natural development for Ben to design & offer these tours.
During the 1-hour tour, participants will have a history lesson on the local area, and be armed with facts about the farming practices of the famous Coffin Bay Oyster. It’s then time to don some waders, and get that first-hand experience in wading from the beach to an Oyster punt to harvest fresh oysters straight from the water. By the conclusion of the tour, punters will have insiders knowledge of what makes Coffin Bay Oysters so delectable, and be on their way to becoming master Oyster shuckers!
The tours are 1-hour in length and include an experienced host, fresh oysters, waders, a shucking lesson and an experience you’ll never forget.
Cost: $35 per person.0