Tours & activities by JRL Enterprises from Viator

  • Location: Inverness, Marin County
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $195.00

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Dive deep into the ultimate oyster experience! Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at 2 local oyster farms and two oyster eateries on beautiful Tomales Bay. Sample a variety of raw, smoked, baked and barbecued oysters, learn how they're grown, and enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Tomales Bay. You'll be treated to gorgeous scenery, delicious food and informative commentary throughout your small-group tour, limited to seven people to ensure a more personalized experience.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Lunch included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service

Oyster lovers, begin your culinary tour at Nick's Cove in Marshall, about a 1.5 hour drive from San Francisco. Meet your foodie guide and kick off the day with a local cheese platter as you get an introduction to the region’s famed oyster industry.

Climb aboard a comfortable seven-person van and set off along beautiful Tomales Bay. Your first stop is the famous Hog Island Oyster Company, where you will get a firsthand look at what goes into creating the perfect oyster.

Next, visit the Tomales Bay Oyster Company, where you will try your hand at shucking your own oysters. Further up the bay, visit the oyster bar and smokehouse at The Marshall Store for a sampling of smoked and barbecued oysters.

Continue on to Nick’s Cove oyster bar and restaurant where you’ll savor baked oysters paired with refreshing wine. Soak up the picturesque waterfront setting as you treat your taste buds to one last oyster. When you say farewell to your guide, take home a commemorative tote bag to remind you of your delightful oyster-slurping day.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Nick's Cove, end of the pier
Departure Time:
3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:

End of the pier at Nick's Cove

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Pricing information

Marin County Oyster Farm Tour and Tasting

Taste the Freshest Oysters Straight from Tomales Bay

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by 7-passenger van
  • Picnic lunch
  • All oyster tastings
  • Glass of wine at Saltwater Oyster Depot
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Additional food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • California law requires guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years old or 4' 9'' (1.4 meters); child seats are not provided on the tour
  • Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated. For vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free guests, please advise at time of booking if you require special meals
  • Please bring cash for additional purchases, as some businesses do not accept credit or debit cards
  • Sunblock, hats and dressing in layers is recommended, as weather can be unpredictable
  • Cooler and cold packs are encouraged, as there are many great foods available for purchase throughout the tour
Sample Lunch Menu
  • Variety of local cheeses
  • Oysters: raw, barbequed, baked and smoked
  • Wine
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jim G, July 2014

Excellent tour,informative,fun,always interesting and never dull.Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept us interested throughout the trip. Needless to say the oysters were the highlight of the trip along with the hand selected cheeses,bread,pastries,and spreads at the picnic lunch. My favorite experience was learning how to shuck an oyster. Jim and Lori Las Vegas

Reviewed by: Susan P, April 2014

Truly amazing. It was an awesome tour. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and had great insight into the area. The oysters were amazing. The picnic lunch, with the local honey and yummy cheese was perfect. We will be repeating that tour for sure!