On this oyster safari in Limfjordemn, we will learn where to find oysters ind use a RIB boat to get there. We will also get to taste the oysters in three different ways. Further, we will speak a bit about the history and biology of the invasive pacific oyster which is the prime target for Today's oyster safari. We round it all off with a nice glass of sparkling cava.
We will get to the oyster reef by sailing in a fast RIB boat. This way., we will get you excited as we pass by some of the beautiful landmarks in Limfjorden before we jump into the water in our waders and start looking for the oysters.
With a start at 10 AM (flexible cf. above), the schedule looks like follows:
10AM Greetings at agreed meeting venue & brief walk-thru of Program of the Day
10.05 AM Safety Protocol alignment
10.10 AM After pulling on our life jackets, we are boarding the boat
10.15 AM On the way to spot of the Day we enjoy the beautiful Limfjorden scenery. With a little luck, we will spot a seal or two on the way to the chosen oyster reef.
10.45 AM Arrival at oyster reef. Hand-out of “catching tools”: buckets, water binoculars and steel nets, and begin pick-up of oysters for the following tasting session and to bring home.
11.45 AM Serving of glass of cava, whilst opening oysters. the guide will bring the necessary ingredients for tasting them 3-ways.
12.30 PM We set the course towards our starting point.
13 PM Thanks for now & goodbye
Bring warm clothes and a rainproof jacket – it can be windy and it is impossible to completely avoid saltwater spray from waves on the way to the oyster reefs as we cruise along.
Remember practical gloves (ideally neopren gloves as these will also help keep your hands warm; alternatively some sort of waterproof working glove as your hands will most certainly be in touch with cold water). Oysters have sharp edges. Further, they often sit in clusters and seperating them from each other may require a “firm” handling.
You will be equipped with a pair of PVC waders, but are also welcome to bring your own. Occasionally (depending on specific spot and tide), the oysters shall be found at more than knee-deep water, so simple rubber boots are not always enough.
As opart of the package, you will be given a plastic bucket for collecting the oysters and bringing them home. "Water binoculars” will be available for easier spotting below water surface and steel nets too to lift them from the seabed.
Oyster knifes will be available for all to use under the tasting session, and be yours to keep after the trip.
Modern) Life vests will be provided and are mandatory to wear at all times when in the boat.
As the boat will be cruising at fairly high speeds (30kn), it is a good idea to wear sunglasses when in motion on-board the boat as this will make the trip more pleasant.
Please show up on the venue at the scheduled time.
For the sake of good order, it should be stressed that the otherwise mandatory Danish Fishing License, is not required when collecting oysters in Denmark.
An Oyster safari boat trip is for everyone. As the trip can be “bumpy”, however, pregnant woman are advised not to go on the trip. The degree of “bumpiness” will be dependent on weather conditions and time of season and, while part of the fun for some, not necessarily everyone may share the enthusiasm.
Kids between 12 and 15 years are very welcome on-board as long as they are accompanied by parent(s). Please make sure that they dress warm!
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