What You'll Get
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- $75 for a 75-minute Hummock Island Oyster Farm Tour & Tasting for One Person ($120 Value)
Tour Schedule (Approx 1hr 15min): * Meet Tour Guide at Elvira’s (222 Hillspoint Road) * Walk across the street to Tide Gates at Old Mill * Boat ride across Sherwood Mill Pond to Hummock Island. * Informative history of oystering in Connecticut. * Oyster tasting & shucking lessons. * Boat ride back to shore.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Book pick up takes place at Elvira's Market. Please arrive a few minutes early, as we will begin promptly and don't want to leave anyone behind. Also note, there is no restroom on the island. Please use the facilities prior to embarking and please wear comfortable shoes that can get wet. Online reservation required. Subject to availability. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Hummock Island
Since 1857, the Northrop family has owned a tidal salt pond in Westport, in the middle of which sits an island. On that small patch of private land, the Northrops built a house, while in the waters surrounding it, they anchored the family business: an oyster farm.
To tour the farm, current-day visitors board a boat to cross Sherwood Mill Pond. As they approach the island, observant passengers catch a glimpse of the hundreds of cages devoted to oyster cultivation bobbing in the water beyond. They can also see the cages from the veranda of the house, where they learn how to shuck while hearing about the history of Hummock Island, its sustainable farming methods, and the local oystering trade.
Before leaving, guests get to try some of this small business's product inside the house, which functions as a tasting room. And once they're gone, they can seek out some of the restaurants Hummock Island partners with to bring their quality oysters to diners' plates.