Owned and operated by Carlsbad resident Thomas Grimm, CEO.
Building Carlsbad’s brand as a beach town with a historic working waterfront.
Preserving the coastal environment where we sustainably grow our shellfish.
Better oysters for a changing ocean
Carlsbad Aquafarm’s shellfish aquaculture R&D includes collaboration with USC’s Wrigley Marine Lab.
Today most seafood is produced by farming. It is essential that the practice of aquaculture be sustainable as people become more reliant on aquaculture to meet the increasing demand.
Farm Tour Testimonials
I've been wanting to check out this Aquafarm for a while, so when my friend invited me to go with her, I was so excited! Rachael was our tour guide and she was very informative during this educational tour.
I learned a lot about oysters, mussels, and their wasabi plants in the future. After the tour, she showed us how to shuck our own oysters, but it was harder than it looks! She ended up doing the rest for me, so I felt pampered LOL.
Emily was our tour guide and she was super informative and fun! I had no idea how much was involved in the farming process and the sheer volume they produce! Crazy! Definitely learned more than I expected :) The oysters at the end were super yummy (extra salty, like the sea!) A generous amount per person so that cost of the ticket makes it that much worth it to go! Definitely check it out, make sure you make reservations on their website as the tickets are limited per day and time slot!
Very enjoyable farm tour, recommend to anyone who enjoys bivalves (as companions or comestibles). Tour of the facilities, touch tank, shucking lesson, and oyster feast are included. Mussels and oysters are available for purchase at the end of the tour (generously packed with lots of ice for travel). Staff/guides were very very friendly and knowledgeable. Relaxing and interesting daytime activity