Help save the Chesapeake Bay, one oyster at a time!

Our 2 x 2 Oyster Float

Our 2 x 2 Oyster Float

At Capt. Tom’s Oyster Floats we manufacture and sell the equipment so that you can grow your own oysters, featuring the “Taylor Float” that allows rapid growth from oyster spat (seed) to mature oysters in 9 to 24 months. The oyster is the most important animal in the Chesapeake Bay and it’s surround tributaries. In addition to being a tasty dish on any menu at home or seafood restaurant, the oyster is a very important part of the ecology of the bay and its tributaries. A mature oyster can filter over 50 gallons of water each day and because of this filtering, oysters play a critical role in reviving and maintaining the health of our beautiful Chesapeake Bay for future generations to enjoy and explore.

Capt. Tom’s Oyster Floats is located in Wicomico Church, VA and is surrounded by slow-paced watermen’s communities of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.  The area is also home to attractions such as the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum and the Deltaville Maritime Museum. Nature lovers will enjoy the Holly Point Nature Park and the Hughlett Point and Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserves .

We are dedicated to providing you with advice and excellent equipment and are eager to help get you started enjoying the many benefits of oyster gardening. We will be happy to answer any questions that you have and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.

What our customers say:

“Not sure what kind of rope you supply with the floats but it is GREAT and mighty strong. My floats take a beating when the wind is up and these ropes are like steel cables.  Again, appreciate the great workmanship and care that goes into these. — Dale M.”

Oyster Float

Our 4 x 2 Oyster Float