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Private Oyster Tour and Tasting at a Family-Run Oyster Farm - Day Trip

Gerry together with his daughter Ciara run their family-owned seafood and oyster trading company. A marine biologist by training, Gerry has worked in the seafood industry for many decades and is passionate about showing travelers how to grow and recognize high quality oysters, their primary seafood product. Ciara joined her father at the company after working for many years doing youth development in Zambia. Gerry and his family are from New Quay, a rural village located on the south shore of Galway Bay in Ireland. It is located at the foothills of the Burren, a world renowned Geopark site with truly unique flora and fauna. This area is known for its clean grade A waters that have produced distinctive and delicious oysters and shellfish for centuries. The pristine water with nutrients fed by underground streams to the sea from the Burren provides nutrients that make these Flaggy shore oysters truly special. Meet Gerry and/or Ciara at New Quay Pier and experience a genuine and entertaining introduction to the world of oysters during this oyster tour and tasting. Learn how oysters are stored in their seawater tanks with continuous fresh seawater pumped from the ocean just outside their windows. Tour their facilities and hear about the history of their family business. Pick your own oysters from their seawater tanks and learn how to shuck them from a professional before you enjoy them with your choice of condiments such as lemon, horseradish or Tabasco sauce. You are welcome to add-on an optional wine pairing for a glass of wine that perfectly complements your oysters. After your tour, feel free to take a few oysters and enjoy them as you walk along the wonderful, scenic Flaggy shore walkway located beside the facility. Experience the wonderful sunsets as you watch the sun go down on Galway Bay and feel truly satisfied!

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Featured Destinations

County Clare

County Clare, the adopted home of Eámon de Valera and Brian Boru, is called the Banner County. It is, perhaps, best known outside of Ireland for the splendor of the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. But East Clare also has many places of interest. Feakle was the home of the witch Biddy Early and holds an annual music festival. One of Co. Clare's villages, Doolin, is the music capital of Ireland as well as a jumping-off point for the Aran Islands.

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Departure Dates:
From
Until
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5/1/2019
12/31/2020
$48pp
Prices Start at:
$48
Number of Nights:
0
Vacation Inclusions:
  • Oyster Tour and Tasting
  • Lunch Tour (11-1pm) OR Dinner Tour (2-4pm)
  • Alcohol available


Air City:
Featured offer is land only. Call us for low airfares from your city!
Vacation Rating:
Deluxe
Remarks:
Pricing is per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and children 4 and under are free. Please note number and ages of children at time of booking. Please note that all experiences are private and fully customizable. If your travelers have particular preferences or dietary restrictions please note this at the time of booking. Additional terms and conditions apply.
Note: This is a DAY TOUR with no hotel accommodations included. Advertised rate is tour/tasting only; additional tour options are available and can be combined. Price may vary by date of travel, currency rate fluctuations and tour option; please inquire for the best prices for your preferred travel dates. 1-20 guests.
Offer ID:
1315431

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Orinda Travel
2 Theatre Square, Suite 160
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-3715
(800) 248-7185
 
CST# 2011522-40

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