What time are the farm tours offered?Our Farm Tour and Tasting experiences are available Thursday through Monday, starting at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
What is included in the tour?The tour includes a Farm Discovery Walk, showcasing the techniques and equipment used to support the growth and harvesting of our homegrown oysters, as well as examples of how the farming process protects the natural ecosystem of the lagoon. At the end of the tour is an Oyster Shucking Class, with an opportunity to shuck your own oysters, and Generous Oyster Tastings.
How long is the tour and tasting?Approximately 1 hour total: 30 minute Farm Discovery Walk and 30 minute Shucking Class & Oyster Tasting.
Can I take a tour without making a reservation?To make sure we have a tour guide available and some fresh oysters prepared to taste, we do require a reservation for each guest.
Please book on our website via the “Farm Tours” page.
Reservations are available up to 4 hours before the tour begins.
Will we be on a tour with other parties?The tour group size is 1 to 12 people, filled to maximum capacity with multiple tour parties.
Can I book a private event?Please contact us for details and pricing on private events.
How much does it cost?
Adults (13+) are $30 per person. Kids (6+) are $10 per person. Kids under the age of 6 are free and do not require a reservation.
How many oysters can I eat on the tour?Included in the tour pricing, 6 oysters per adult and 2 oysters per child are provided as part of the tasting experience.
Can I buy oysters directly from the farm?Oysters and shellfish are available to purchase and take home during the tour, and can be paid for with cash or card.
Alternatively, our Farm Pick-Up is open Thursday to Monday, 9am - 5pm.
Please place your order on our website via the “Buy Oysters” page.
Farm Pick-Up orders must be placed at least 2 hours before the preferred pick-up time.
Where is the farm and where should I park?The farm address is
Carlsbad Aquafarm, 4600 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Our farm entrance and parking lot is accessible via Carlsbad Blvd, opposite lifeguard beach Tower 30 and next to the NRG Power Station.
Guest parking is the first row of parking spaces, closest to the gate entrance and indicated by the Carlsbad Aquafarm sign. For Farm Tours, please wait for your tour guide outside the Farm Tour kiosk. For Farm Pick-Ups please call us on arrival a member of staff will bring your order to your car (760-908-2744).
What is your cancellation/reschedule policy?
Please contact us at least 48 hours before the tour if you would like to cancel to receive a full refund. If you are running late or can no longer attend, please contact us at least 1 hour before the reserved tour to reschedule. Due to current demand, tickets cannot be rescheduled less than 1 hour prior to the start of the tour. We appreciate your understanding!
Is the tour BYOB?Alcoholic beverages are not permitted onsite. Please do not bring alcohol to the farm tours.