Children 12 and over can participate in the tour at the full adult rate of $80/person. Our tour is not suitable for anyone under 12 years old. Mainly due to height, both for fitting into adult river waders and for wading in tidal waters. We also don't have child seats for the bus. However, we are happy to take families on the following conditions:
1) Due to seating you will need to follow the tour bus and drive your own vehicle down the dirt service road to the farm (15 minute drive).
2) One guardian will need to stay on land and take full responsibility for the children throughout the water based part of the tour. However we suggest that if there are 2 adults that they both put on waders and swap over half way as the water section is not far off shore.
3) Adults will pay a full fee of $80/person. Children under 12 are free of charge. In the case your child enjoys seafood we have the option to purchase additional oysters and mussels at shop price so that they can join in the tasting part of the tour.
The easiest way to book would be online for the adults and then send us a contact form or email and advise us of how many children will be attending. You can also place an order for additional sea food for the children (E.g 1 bowl mussels and 6 oysters) and we can inform you of the price. You can pay for the kids food on the day. We have a portable Eftpos machine or you can pay cash.
Oyster Bay Tours has a strict cancellation and refund policy.
This tour operates with a minimum of two participants. Single bookings will be offered a full refund or the option to reschedule the tour date and time.
Cancellations within 7 days of the original tour date will receive a 50% refund.
Tour cancellations less than 7 days prior to the tour date will receive no refund without exception. We do not provide refunds if you are unable to attend due to an unforeseen medical/ environmental emergency. In such circumstances the loss may be recovered under your travel insurance policy.
Tours can be rescheduled at no charge via the website for up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.
This is an all weather tour. Tours will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather warnings. Otherwise wet weather gear is recommended for rainy day tours.
Oyster Bay Tours operates on the private property of Freycinet Marine Farm. By registering for this tour you agree to follow the instructions and safety requirements set out by your tour guide. All participants will respect the property of Freycinet Marine Farm and remain in the designated tour area. Participants are forbidden to tamper with or operate any of the surrounding farm machinery.
This is a water based tour that requires participants to wade in tidal water that can be up to waist height. All participants acknowledge the unlikely, but possible, risk of drowning, and declare that they are fit and able to safely participate in this tour at their own risk.
Participants acknowledge that shell fish is a known allergen that can result in anaphylaxis and death in extreme cases. By attending this tour, participants hereby declare that they have no known shell fish allergies and are consuming shell fish at their own risk.