Totten Inlet Oysters

The Totten Inlet Oyster is a classic West Coast oyster. It has the signature melon and seaweed flavors and beautifully ridged shells. Compared to other West Coast oysters, the Totten Inlets tend to be on the larger size hovering between 3.25 and 3.5 inches. And with their relatively deep cup, you can expect a mouthful of creamy goodness.

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Totten Inlet, Washington

Size and Availability
3.5 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Medium brine with sweet watermelon accents.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.8% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Small to medium tides, but swift current due to narrow channels of the adjacent inlets
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and mud mixed with gravel

Growout Method
Beach-grown to promote hard shells.