Chincoteague Salt Oysters

Grown in the salty waters surrounding Chincoteague Island and Assateague National Wildlife Refuge, these classic Virginia salt oysters are farm-raised by Mike McGee, a true “Old Salt.” If you're looking for a briny oyster, the Chincoteague Salt Oyster will fit the bill. 

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Leeward channels of the Cincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Size and Availability
3.5+ inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Clean brine, with a mild earthy finish. 

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.3% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Swift flow of the Assateague Channels
  • Bottom Makeup: Sandy shores and clean bottom

Growout Method
Triploid oyster (will not spawn). Cage and tray cultured. Time to market: 18-24 months.