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Goose Point Oyster

Willapa Bay, WA
Goose Point Oysters have beautiful fluted grey shells with deep cups. Beach-grown on Willapa Bay with significant tidal exchange, these guys feature a nice mild brine with a kelp finish.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea gigas
  • Origin:
    Willapa Bay, WA
  • Farmed: 2 to 3 years
  • Average Size:
    2.75 inches
  • Available:
Flavor Profile
Balanced brine with creamy meats and a slight kelp finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Hatchery seed is transplanted from growout beds to fattening beds for harvest. Bottom-cultured naturally on the mud flats.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Willapa Bay; shallow estuary with interweaving river ways; a daily 6 to 10-foot tidal exchange in the bay.
  • Bottom:
    Tidal mud flats.
the Grower

In 1975, David and Maureene Nisbet began farming a mere 10 acres of tideland in the southwest corner of Washington known as Willapa Bay. Selling totes of iced oysters out of the back of a single pickup truck, the Nisbet Oyster Co., Inc. quickly captivated the taste buds if not the hearts of local seafood connoisseurs from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR and beyond.

It was a 400-square-foot processing plant that really put Nisbet on the map. Before long, the family was using new and improved technology to sell quality farmed shell-stock oysters and shucked oysters. Today, daughter Kathleen helps guide the day-to-day operations at Goose Point, which is now a much larger operation.