Stampede Cruises announced last week that they, in conjunction with The Knysna Oyster Company and Zwembesi Farms, have introduced a new ‘Oyster Cruise’ to add to their current range of sea cruises on offer.
Stampede offers relaxed comfort on board a spacious catamaran, either seated on the sheltered bridgedeck saloon or upfront on the trampoline.
Ideally suited for small parties of up to 12 people, the Oyster Cruise departs early evening from the Algoa Bay Yacht Club.
“Exiting the Port Elizabeth harbour we take a slow cruise to the Zwembesi Oyster Farm, situated in the relatively calm water north of the harbour. We then conduct a brief boat tour of the Oyster Farm, explaining various interesting factors relating generally to oysters and to oyster cultivation and more specifically to the Port Elizabeth based Zwembesi Farm operation itself,” explained Rod Lochhead, Director of Stampede Cruises.
Once the tour of the farm is concluded, they take a slow cruise across to the main Port Elizabeth beachfront. On the way, guests will be treated to six large ‘topless’ oysters with the appropriate trimmings to enjoy while they relax from the comfort of the 38ft catamaran Stampede.
Guests are requested to bring along drinks of their choice to complement the oysters.
The total cruise will last about one and a half hours. Return to the harbour and Algoa Bay Yacht Club is nicely timed for guests to then consider moving on to complete the evening at a restaurant of their choice.
The cost of the Oyster Cruise is R300 per person.