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Oysters & Clams Shucking Lesson

Newport, United States

Experience hosted by Mark

90 minsHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Guests will arrive to the shucking location and we will begin with an education on how oysters/clams are grown, where the day's product came from, and proper storage of the product. We will then instruct our guests on proper shucking equipment and shucking techniques. Guests will then learn how to shuck and serve the raw bar.

What's included

  • Food
    Each guest is provided with 16 pieces of shellfish during the lesson. We a...
  • Drinks
    Non-alcoholic drinks are provided and champagne and cocktails are available...
  • Equipment
    Shucking knives, shucking table, raw bar boat

Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 32 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the co-owner of Open Oyster, which is a company my wife and I created to bring the raw bar experience anywhere our clients would like us. Our experience focuses on service, product knowledge, creative presentation and locally sourced shellfish. We have owned and operated the company for 5 years and estimate to have opened over 10,000 shellfish for our guests. Our Ritz-Carlton Hotel background has enabled us to provide an elegant and refined service that is consistent and educational.
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From $72
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Where you'll be

The shucking experience will take place on our rear deck at the Marshall Slocum Inn, a boutique hotel in Newport. In colder weather guests will learn in our chef's kitchen.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Karen
September 2019
Although we had a great experience, we expected the title of the event to be an accurate description. We thought we would learn pairing. We hoped for a fuller experience.
Kristen
September 2019
My boyfriend and I loved this experience! Mark did a great job! We highly recommend checking this out if you are visiting Newport.
Ant
August 2019
Awesome experience and something to do for a quick hour and half. You learn about oysters and clams, learn how to shuck, prepare and eat them. You get plenty for what you pay. Champagne for purchase is a plus.
Jonathan
August 2019
Learning how to shuck oysters and clams were an awesome experience. Mark was very friendly and gave us the ins and outs on how to do it properly. Eventually I learned how to do it pretty flawlessly and quickly, but definitely not as quick as Mark! It was very a very relaxing atmosphere and a good time.
Learning how to shuck oysters and clams were an awesome experience. Mark was very friendly and gave us the ins and outs on how to do it properly. Eventually I learned how to do it…
Jessica
August 2019
Really fun, unique experience! Mark was a great resource- to begin he gave us an education on oysters and clams, including how and where they are farmed and his favorite kinds. Then he demonstrated the proper technique for shucking the oysters and the clams, and was really helpful to anyone that was having trouble. The oysters, clams and shrimp were delicious, and the setting is so beautiful at the Inn. Now I'm ready to try my hand at a raw bar for guests in my home- thank you Mark! :)
Really fun, unique experience! Mark was a great resource- to begin he gave us an education on oysters and clams, including how and where they are farmed and his favorite kinds. The…
Lexie
August 2019
The pictures show it on the water, but the experience was actually at a bed and breakfast. No problem with that, just had different expectations. Mark was really friendly and patient with all of us. He was funny, knowledgeable and outgoing. He provided us with the oysters, clams and shrimp to snack on. He gave out free coffee and tea and we all felt really welcome.
The pictures show it on the water, but the experience was actually at a bed and breakfast. No problem with that, just had different expectations. Mark was really friendly and patie…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.