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Virginia Oyster Academy

Experience the Oyster Academy experience at the Tides Inn. Located on the Virginia Oyster Trail, your day begins with a short lecture on the history of Virginia’s oyster industry, oyster ecology and tools of the harvest. Participants will then accompany a traditional Virginia waterman by boat for a one-hour harvest excursion. After the voyage, a seasoned chef will teach students the art of oyster shucking and how to expertly pair them with sauces and wine.



Virginia Oyster Academy takes place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the fall season. Weather permitting.


$185 per person (discount on parties of six or more)


Tides Inn, Irvington, VA

480 King Carter Drive · Irvington, VA 22480


Please contact Activities at (804) 438-4489 or activities@tidesinn.com to register.