Oyster Lover’s Tour

Immersion into the world of Tomales Bay oysters to taste different varieties & preparations, and dive deep into the local history of oyster production while taking in the views of our pristine coastline.

Overview & Itinerary

What’s Included: Tours & tastings at all locations. Additional alcohol available for purchase. Please Note: A minimum of 4 guests (or the cost of 4 guests) must be met to schedule this tour. Please contact us if interested in booking for less than 4 guests.
  • Begin your experience with a local history of oyster farming in the boathouse at the end of the pier at Nick’s Cove, accompanied by a cheese board with local cheeses from the area.
  • The first stop is a short drive away along Tomales Bay to taste local oysters from Tomales Bay Oyster Company at the famous Marshall Store. Experience the different preparations of their raw, house-smoked, and a variety of BBQ oysters.
  • Go behind-the-scenes at the renowned Hog Island Oyster Co. You’ll sample their raw “Sweetwaters” and BBQ oysters with Hog Island’s special chipotle bourbon butter while enjoying the view of the water around family style picnic tables.
  • Return to Nick’s Cove for oysters three ways at their roadhouse restaurant, paired with a mineral driven local white wine to finish off the day.

What to expect

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included but always appreciated
  • Can accommodate dietary restrictions but not suitable for vegetarians/vegans
  • Some short distance walking / standing required
  • Caravan in own vehicle with tour guide
  • Tour runs rain or shine (except extreme rain may cause tour to be rescheduled)

I thoroughly enjoyed my day. Delicious, informative and fun! Great scenery, beautiful day. Oysters were outstanding!!

—Ann M.

I particularly enjoyed our time at Hog Island Oyster company. I have been there several times before, but having such a nice table near the beach was very special. This was a great tour that I would definitely recommend to friends from both near and far away!

—Stacy F.

If you like oysters you will have the time of your life. Some oysters were served with their special mignonette, some were grilled, some with barbecue sauce, etc. All were fabulous! You won’t need dinner! Wonderful day and a fantastic tour!

—Steve B.

Nick's Cove

23240 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940, USA

The Marshall Store

19225 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940, USA

Hog Island Oyster Company

20215 Shoreline Hwy, Marshall, CA 94940, USA

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