Ships Point Oyster

Crassostrea gigas

Ships Point oysters are grown on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island in the southern portion of Baynes Sound. The growing area consists of a rocky substrate that helps to harden their shells, producing a nicely shaped deep cupped oyster. The oysters grown here start their life in mesh grow out bags and are then transferred to the beach to finish. The combination of rocky substrate, the somewhat protected cove they grow in and the nutrient rich water fed by the Strait of Georgia, creates a unique oyster with a developed shell and full, plump meat. They are salty and fat, resulting in an oyster with a pleasant sweetness. Depending on the season, the traditional northwest flavors of citrus, melon and cucumber will also be present.