We take pride in raising, hand selecting, cleaning, and packing all of our
oysters to ensure it.
Shikat Bay Oysters are raised in trays suspended from grow-out rafts their entire growth cycle from spat to maturity. Our oysters never see Muddy/Sandy beaches which is typical in most other oyster growing operations in the US.
As a result of this coddled life our oysters are uniformly shaped with deep cups and plump meats. Our oysters have a pretty amazing liquor that is sure to wow your taste buds.
Our oysters are hand packed in styrofoam lined boxes with the cup down to retain the natural juice or brine to hold in the freshness. Once packed and boxed, our oysters are loaded with gel ice and rushed into refrigeration prior to making the next flight out to our customers.
Restaurants, Oyster Bars, Sport Fishing Lodges,
Seafood Markets, Catered Gatherings, Weddings,
Super Bowl Parties, Cruise Ships and a wide range
SHIKAT Bay Oysters Delivers!!
Nation Wide Including Hawaii Via;
Alaska Airlines, Alaska Seaplanes, Harris Air,
Island Air Express & FedEx
At Shikat (she-cat) Bay Oysters, our oysters are raised in trays suspended from floating rafts. Each raft can hold up to 35 stacks of 9 trays, the stacks of oysters feed in the top 10 feet of the cold nutrient rich Alaska waters of Shikat Bay which is from 30-70 feet deep.
At Shikat Bay Oysters, our oysters never see Sandy/Muddy beaches and the delicate taste attests to that fact.
Why else would our oysters get constant praise from some of the most discerning Oyster Connoisseurs.
At Shikat Bay Oysters, we start our oysters from small seed, better known in the industry as “Oyster Spat”. When purchased from the hatchery or nursery the spat can range in size from 1/8”
to 1”. Lots of care and labor goes into getting
the spat to the 3” shooter size oyster which
can take over 2-1/2 years.
The oyster spat goes through a rigorous process during that time being taken out of the water on a routine basis and run through Tumbler/Sorters which sizes, cleans and breaks off the new growth causing the oyster to grow a deep cup with a fat meaty, flavorful, nice looking oyster ready for the market and ready to plate .
So in a Nutshell, there you have it! Clean, Cold, Nutrient Rich, Pollution Free, Alaska Water. Highly Pampered and Cared for Oysters
Right up until the time they are placed on the Airplane.
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We invite guests to come help out each summer season. At least a two week stay is preferable. You get yourself here and we will take care of the rest.
Give us 5-6 hours of casual labor a day and we will put you up and provide all meals. Whether its helping Beverly out around the house or in the green house, or running to the airport with Beverly to drop off oysters and pick up supplies.
Our guests love coming out to the farm and helping out sorting and counting oysters. The trip to the farm is a 5 mile boat ride where we often see whale, sea otter, seals, eagles, deer and bear. Easy fun work and we supply the needed outer work clothing.
And at least once a week we go fishing and our guests are always welcome to come along. Halibut, Salmon, Ling Cod and a variety of rock fish.
Alaska Spot Prawns anybody??
We have great accommodations and show our guests a great time.
Fishing, Shrimping, Crabbing. Inbetween our busy schedule we seem to find the time to have plenty of fun.