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Pambula Oyster Delight

What a great day out !!! Our captain was really informative, learning how the growing process works... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2023
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Unique oyster farm tour

Tour of oyster farm and inlet- we learnt lots about oysters and how they grow - all my questions... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2023
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

This is a great tour, learnt alot about oyster farming in the area, we had a beautiful sunny still morning which made it really enjoyable. The captain is really funny and enjoyed the oysters also, would recommend this tour.

Date of experience: April 2021
Thank Kathy O
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Reviewed 22 April 2021

Learn all about the intricacies of growing an oyster just for your pleasurable consumption - Captain Sponge doesn't disappoint, on information, on humour, on hard work nor on quality oysters to enjoy as he takes you on a magical boat ride around his 'farm'. Your next oyster will be consumed with new found respect for what goes into making this little delightful mouthful of magic. Best two hours you'll get touring the pristine waters flowing through national park, while taking a look into this hidden world of farming effort.
Tip of the trip - it's cold on the water as you whiz along in the oyster punt, so take a jacket/wear long pants.

Date of experience: April 2021
Thank Suzie G
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

What a fabulous morning well spent with Captain Sponge touring his oyster farm leasehold areas in Pambula Lake and Pambula River. I was travelling with my seven and three year old children and we are really enjoyed the experience, giving us entirely new insights into oyster farming systems, processes, technologies and historical practices.

Due to the closure of Pambula Lake to oyster harvests as a result of recent flooding we were not able to sample Pambula Oysters on our tour but Sponge brought some fresh Narooma oysters for us to try. Thankfully on the day of our tour Merimbula Lake reopened and we were able to get our fill down at the west side of Merimbula Lake at the newly opened “Oyster Barn” - an absolutely charming little hole in the wall with the most delicious seafood imaginable, with a chic deck overlooking the oyster farms and mangroves. Sponge recommended the prawn baguette and it’s quite possibly one of the most sublime sandwiches I’ve eaten in my life! It’s not far from the tour location so if you’re in the mood for an early seafood lunch once you finish up, head down to the Oyster Barn without a doubt (though Google Maps didn’t do us any favours - best to not follow their turn off directions once you’re on the Princes Hwy and wait instead until you see the white diamond “Oyster Barn” signage on the side of the road).

All in all this was a fabulous morning out and great value. We learnt so much and Sponge was very engaging, including with the children whom he involved in some aspects of the tour to their great delight. Thanks so much for your hospitality and we will be visiting again soon!

Date of experience: April 2021
Thank ebonymaria
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Reviewed 25 February 2021

Sponge is such great talent. The tour is great, the knowledge imparted is fantastic and the personality shines through. However, the oyster tasting is sublime and steals the show. Well done Brett - you are a splendid, entertaining and very professional host and made my four year old (and also my wife) truly swoon.

Date of experience: February 2021
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Reviewed 16 February 2021

Sponges experience magic - lovers of birds, fabulous emerald waters and fresh oysters a must. Great info about the local area and oyster growing. Still remembering the great fresh oysters we had!

Date of experience: February 2021
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