Experience Oysters Tour
  • August 20, 2022
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • 350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Price: $55/person (8 hour tour)

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 

Rain date: Sunday, August 21, 2022 and Saturday, Sept. 17th as an added rain-date (just in case)

Duration (Round Trip): 10:30 am – 6:30 pm (traffic dependent; flexible return time) 

Please arrive at 10:00 am to board the bus. (REI 350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach) to board the bus. The check-in process takes a bit of time. 

Price: $55 per person (8-hour tour) Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Description: This tour has participants “experiencing oysters” in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For a full description, please read this blog:


10:30 arrive/check-in at REI/Town Center

11:00 departure from REI

Watch welcome to The Nature Bus video (10 min)

On-board MC welcomes everyone; introductions; fun & smilies

Listen to audio recording of the CBBT (fun facts)

11:30 am pick up ticket holders from Eastern Shore Welcome Center/use RR

11:45 am – 12:45 pm drive to VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory – Onboard Oyster Program (1 hour) 

12:45 am – 1:00 pm restroom/snack

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm VIMS Aquaculture/Seawater Laboratory behind-the-scenes tour

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm drive to Lambert Shellfish – Onboard Oyster Program (30 min) 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tasting at Lamberts: harvest + shuck oysters out in the water at the oyster bar

5:00 pm – 6:15ish Drive back to REI; drop-off at Welcome Center; fun Oyster Trivia game hosted by MC