Ship’s Point Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Ships Point Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from Baynes Sound in one of the British Columbia oyster appellations near Vancouver Island. They are truly a rustic, barnacle-covered Intertidal Beach Cultured Oyster. Beach cultured oysters are raised on tidal beaches with sandy or rocky bottoms. Ship’s Point Oysters are accustomed to fighting the tides, clamping tightly shut during low tides to preserve their “liquor” and to protect themselves against predators. Because of this “tough” life, beach raised oysters are hearty. They have hard, sturdy shells which shuckers like to work with. And their ability to close tightly, coupled with their hard shells, gives them a longer shelf life.


Ship’s Point Oyster
Location Baynes Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Beach grown
Oyster Flavor Profile Ship’s Point Oysters have small meats, a medium brininess, mild cucumber flavor and sometimes a little bitterness.
Map See Ships Point Oyster Map

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.


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