When do you release the tour schedule for the 2024 season?
We hope to open bookings in mid to late Spring 2024. You can join our waitlist to be the first to be informed about our schedule HERE
When will we know if a tour is canceled due to the weather?
Since storms can blow through that area quickly we monitor the forecast the days leading up to the farm tour. We will make the call when we are confident it will not be clearing out which could be as late as the early morning of the tour. You will only be contacted if the tour is canceled. If you do not hear from us, the tour is still on.
Do I need to know how to swim to participate?
We recommend that you are comfortable being in and on the water to join a tour. We provide life vests and our kayaks are very stable but can occasionally flip due to user error. You must be comfortable moving yourself and the kayak, with the assistance of a tour guide, to a shallower area if you needed to re-board your boat.
Is there a place where beverages can be kept cool at the farm?
Yes. We generally have cooler space available for you to keep your beverages on ice so they are kept cold until it’s lunchtime.
Is there a place to keep my belongings dry?
Yes. We have indoor space on the dock to keep your belongings safe & dry
Do I have to bring a ticket to the tour?
No, you do not need to bring a ticket with you. We will verify who you are verbally at check in.
Are there accessible bathroom facilities there?
Yes. There is one small bathroom located on the dock available for changing and quick bathroom breaks. However, we do recommend using the public facilities located outside the bait and tackle shop which is steps from the meeting point on the mainland noted above.
I have a food allergy, who should I tell?
If you have a food allergy that may be an issue with the lunch we provide please call or email to discuss how this may affect your tour. Email: Events@BlueIslandOysters.com or call 631.750.5986.
How old do you have to be to participate?
Due to certain physical requirements and the location of our farm, all participants must be at least 12 years or older to register and participate in our public farm tours.
How do I redeem my gift certificate online?
In late Spring, the summer farm tour dates and times will be listed on our website. You will enter your gift certificate number in the gift certificate or discount code field when checking out.
**If you have a gift certificate issued prior to May 2023, you will enter the last 4 digits only in gift certificate/discount code field when checking out to redeem it.
Does my gift certificate have an expiration date?
Gift certificates that are purchased do not have an expiration date. If you don’t use them one season you can use them the next season, or the next and so on and so on. Any gift certificates or discount codes with an expiration date will have it clearly noted on them.
What kind of kayaks are used?
The kayaks used on the kayak tour are self draining Ocean Kayaks. They are extremely stable and you load and unload from our dock ramp platform before gliding into the water.
What is the weight capacity?
The recommended maximum weight capacity per boat is approx 400 lbs.
Do I have a choice of a 1 or 2 person kayak?
All of our kayaks are 2 person kayaks. So unless there is not an even number of guests you will be kayaking with a partner. We will do our best to make sure you are paired with someone in your party, but that is not guaranteed if your party is an odd number of people.
My gift certificate is for a farm tour, can I use it for something else?
All gift certificates purchased can be redeemed for the purchase price for any merchandise, products or services available at the time of redemption. However, if you would like to use a farm tour gift certificate to purchase anything other than a farm tour please contact us to manually convert the gift card in our system from the experience to the monetary amount.
631-750-5986 or Events@BlueIslandOysters.com
Can I book a private tour?
Yes. Tours are available any days or times we have available not already set up for public tours. If you would like to have a Saturday morning private tour you can buy all 16 available slots if they are available. Call or email to inquire about your private group tour.
631-750-5986 or Events@BlueIslandOysters.com
Do you offer event insurance if there’s a possibility I can’t attend?
No. We do not offer insurance. Please see our cancellation policy for farm tours.