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See how oysters are harvested!

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. . . Cruising aboard..."Skips Trips" !

The oystering demonstration is the first part of the overall 2 hour Nature Tour aboard Skips Trips. Captain Skip narrates, explains and points out the fine details along the way. You'll learn a little history about the area. The actual oystering is done in Longs Bayou. This is the same bayou that Dr. Phillips visits on his Discovering Alabama video series #1, Coastal Alabama.
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Captain Skip will position the boat over the oyster reef and demonstrate oyster tonging. He will continue tonging until he pulls up some live oysters. This is a nature tour, so we return the oysters to their habitat. Skip tells all about the methods for opening oysters. You'll learn more about oysters than you ever wanted to know!

Sometimes we are seeing dolphin already in Longs Bayou. This is one of many areas they use to do their calving. Usually great blue herons,green herons, royal terns, snowy egrets and sometimes the occasional osprey are seen along the way.

This is a picture of a 4' rattlesnake taken by one of my guests while on the 2 hour nature tour in Longs Bayou May 2008. Picture by Roandl Brown.

We offer these trips starting as early as 8:00 AM. A sunset trip is also available on demand. Call ahead for current departure times.


Capt. Skip is a USCG Master Licensed Captain. For departure times: (251) 974-5055 Capt.Skip. e-mail sailorskip@yahoo.com Sailaway Charters is at 24231 Gulf Bay Rd. Go one mile north on Gulf Bay Rd. on right side. Gulf Bay Rd. runs north off Canal Rd, between Foley Beach Express and Hwy. 161 in Orange Beach