Oyster Farm Experience – Private Day Trip from Dubrovnik

If you are looking for an adventure that combines stunning scenery, local culture, and delectable cuisine, look no further than our oyster farm experience and wine tasting tour, making stops along the way to experience the local culture and capture some breathtaking photos.

Tour Name:Oyster farm experience
Start – End:Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik
Language:English
Duration:5 hours
Suitable for:Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Transportation:VW Caravella
Min persons:2-32
Cancellation policy:24 hours in advance
Help:+385 99 3003005

Majkovi Village

Our journey starts in Dubrovnik and continues on a scenic drive towards Pelješac, making stops along the way to experience the local culture and capture some breathtaking photos. Our first stop is the view point near the small village of Majkovi, located on the hills overlooking the famous Elaphiti Islands. This stop offers the most stunning view of the entire region, where you can see the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and a view from Dubrovnik on the east side to the Mljet Island national park and Pelješac peninsula on the west. Here, you’ll get a chance to take some amazing photos and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Historic Walls and Salt Factory of Ston

Next, we’ll visit the charming town of Ston, known for its historic city walls and the oldest salt factory in Europe. The walls of Ston are the longest fortress system in Europe, stretching for over 5,5 kilometers (remaining of the original 7 kilometers), and they were built in the 14th century to protect the town from invaders. We’ll take a break here to explore the walls and learn about the history and culture of this fascinating town.

Mali Ston Bay

After visiting Ston, we will go to the bay of Mali Ston and experience the irresistible taste of oysters, a delicacy that has been cherished for centuries. Tracing its roots back to the Roman period, oyster farming has been an integral part of Mali Ston Bay. Few families have been in this business for generations, and we take pride in offering you an authentic oyster tasting experience like no other.

Unveiling the Secrets of Oyster Connoisseurs

As you embark on this extraordinary gastronomic journey, prepare to be enchanted by an oyster-tasting experience like no other. Step into the world of oyster connoisseurs and unlock the secrets of their unmatched allure.

The moment you arrive at the oyster farm in Mali Ston, you’ll be greeted by a scene straight out of a dream. The azure waters of the bay shimmer under the golden sunlight, creating a mesmerizing backdrop that sets the stage for this extraordinary encounter. A sense of tranquility envelops you as the gentle breeze carries whispers of the sea, heightening your anticipation.

Led by knowledgeable guides who are passionate about their craft, you’ll venture onto the farm and witness the intricate process of oyster cultivation firsthand. Marvel at the carefully maintained beds where these delicate treasures mature, absorbing the essence of their marine habitat. Learn about the meticulous care and expertise required to nurture these oysters from their infancy to their prime.

Oyster Farming Legacy

Immerse yourself in the history and traditions that have shaped the oyster farming legacy of Mali Ston. Hear captivating tales of generations past, as families dedicated their lives to this art form, ensuring that the secrets of their trade were passed down with utmost reverence. Their unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability has made Mali Ston oysters a world- renowned delicacy.

Oyster Tasting Experience

Now, it’s time for the moment you’ve been eagerly awaiting: the oyster tasting itself. Picture an elegantly set table overlooking the sparkling bay, where each detail has been meticulously arranged to enhance your culinary voyage. The oysters, plucked from the pristine waters just moments ago, are presented before you in all their natural splendor.

Boat Ride to the Oyster Farm

You will board a boat with the boat captain as your guide and sail towards a captivating oyster farm. Gentle waves will rock the vessel as you enjoy the seaside landscape. Your guide and captain is a true expert in oyster production and will share his rich knowledge of the intricate process.

During this peaceful journey, you will be pleasantly surprised by the attentive crew, who will serve you delightful treats. Local brandy, arancini sweetened with lively oranges, and an array of handmade sweets will delight your taste buds. To enhance the experience, a glass of excellent local wine will add a touch of elegance as we sail on the boat.

After a short ten-minute ride, we will disembark at the oyster farm. The captain will guide you through the intricate network of wooden platforms and explain each step of the oyster production process with passion and expertise. You will learn all about the life cycle of the exceptional Ostrea edulis oysters, their unique growth patterns, and the careful care they require. And then comes the moment—a feast of flavors and textures that will forever be etched in your memory. Abundant, plump, and fresh oysters will be served, accompanied by slices of tangy lemon. The salty aroma will fill the air, heightening your senses and enticing you to surrender to this oceanic pleasure.

Try Buzara

But the gastronomic journey doesn’t stop there. The captain will surprise you with his culinary skills, presenting you with a delicious dish of mussels prepared in the traditional Croatian style known as buzara. Juicy mussels simmered in a fragrant blend of herbs, garlic, and white wine will transport you to the heart of coastal cuisine.

Mussels and Deep-Fried Oysters

To conclude the experience, your palate will be further delighted by deep-fried oysters, praised for their delicate crunch that complements their velvety interior. Each bite will be a symphony of flavors—a fusion of oceanic bounty with your captain’s culinary mastery.

As you bid farewell to the oyster farm, you won’t be able to help but feel a deep gratitude for the intricate world beneath the surface.  Guidance and the sensory feast you will partake in will leave you with a newfound respect for the art and science of oyster production. You will depart with a full heart and a satisfied palate, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable oyster farm adventure.

Discover the secrets behind the world-renowned oysters, which have been awarded numerous times for their exquisite taste. The secret behind our oysters’ unparalleled flavor lies in the unique mix of freshwater and seawater found in the bay of Mali Ston. This distinct characteristic refreshes, calms, and has even been said to encourage love. In fact, our oysters are widely recognized as the best natural aphrodisiac, with a history dating back to ancient times.

Oyster Farms of Mali Ston

All oyster farms are renowned for their taste, but they are also a testament to the purity of the Adriatic Sea. They are extremely sensitive to any kind of sea pollution, which makes them a confirmation of the pristine condition of the sea in this area. You will be served directly from the sea with different types of preparation; this exclusivity is something special that you will feel and bring home from this tour that you will remember for the rest of your life. Oysters are a feast for the senses. And what better way to enjoy them than paired with our locally produced wine?

Join us for an unforgettable oyster tasting tour and indulge in a culinary adventure that will rejuvenate your spirit and soul. Come and discover why Mali Ston oysters are world famous.

Tour Details

StopHighlights
Majkovi VillageStunning panoramic view, crystal-clear waters, opportunity for photos
Historic Walls and Salt Factory of StonAncient city walls, oldest salt factory in Europe, history and culture exploration
Mali Ston BayOyster tasting, authentic oyster farm experience, centuries-old tradition

Tour prices

Price list 4: Oyster farm experience and wine tasting
DatesPersonsPrice €
1-3 450
01.04 – 14.06 4-5 590
6-8 750
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1-3500
15.06 – 30.09 4-5 650
6-8 800
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1-3450
01.10 – 31.10 4-5 590
6-8 750

Food, wine and boat ticket cost included in price.

Price list applies to one vehicle and for group of up to maximum 8 persons. (Up to 4 vehicles maximum is possible for up to maximum of 32 persons.)

(Price List 4: A03, 08-07-2023)

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