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Captain Sponge oyster tour is absolutely great. The Captain is a real character with serious... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Rob P
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Seafood with a Twist!

An amazing location and unique experience that will be a highlight of your travels ! Captain Sponge... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
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Captain Sponges magical oyster tours is a unique and authentic oyster farm tour on Pambula lake.Cruise the picturesque natural wonder which is Pambula river estuary aboard our oversized oyster punt. Taste our oysters .. Learn about oyster farming in...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Landing road | Pambula Lake Boatramp, Pambula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Captain Sponge oyster tour is absolutely great. The Captain is a real character with serious knowledge and passion about the environment and the environment of his oysters. Don't be shy when he brings out the plate to share his oysters are as good as you'll...More

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Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Onya Rob Remember when you think you want half a dozen you should buy a dozen and then why not double it Thanks for the review Cheers Sponge

Reviewed 7 November 2017

An amazing location and unique experience that will be a highlight of your travels ! Captain Sponge is definitely the 'Twist" a wise and entertaining host to boot! If you are a fan of oysters your education (and eating ) start here.

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Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hey, thanks for that! Oysters are fat and the birds are chirping... better get a dozen or two Cheers Sponge

Reviewed 8 September 2017

This really is a magical tour. Even though we went on a cold day with a freezing wind we all loved every minute. Sponge (a nickname from uni days apparently) is full of both character and information. He told us more than we had ever...More

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Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks so much for the great review... yes the wind, refreshing if nothing else All the best to you and yours Sponge

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Sponge was a real delight! An entertaining guide and someone who is really passionate about his work, gave me a crash course in oyster farming and shucking, as well as a basic guide to the marine system around. Great fun for the family or anyone...More

Thank Joshua O
Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for that... trust the rest of your time away was as enjoyable Cheers Sponge

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Fantastic educational tour.. It was a great day out on the water with fascinating story about oyster farming. Loved the way Captain Sponge so passionately presented everything about what he has been doing over the years and we learned so much about the famous Sydney...More

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Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Very happy you all enjoyed your time on our lake and trust the rest of your trip is just as enjoyable... nice meeting you and make sure you insist on Sydney rock oysters πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŸπŸŸ All the best Sponge

Reviewed 8 June 2017

We spent a fantastic winter morning with Brett aka Captain Sponge. Informative, delicious and stunning out on the water. Absolutely worth the trip up from Melbourne (or down from Sydney)!

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Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thanks for that you guys... sunshine, turquoise water, fish and the Sydney rock.... planets aligned Nice to meet you and enjoy Your trip north Cheers Sponge

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We went on our tour of the oyster farm today and we really enjoyed it, good honest bloke and he is very informative. Well worth the money and you will realize why oysters are pricey, very hard work and labour intensive. Many thanks to Sponge....More

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Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thanks for that...glad you had a good time and may you have many more cheers Sponge

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Captain Sponge (aka Brett) has cultivated and farmed Oysters for years, so he knows what he's talking about. His knowledge of the craft, and of the area of Pambula lake, is an incredibly interesting and positive experience. Very professional and very approachable, this is a...More

Thank Mark B
Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Cheers Mark...have a great year and thanks for the wrap All the best Sponge

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Captain Sponge has to be one of the most charismatic and enthusiastic oyster farmers in Australia! His tour takes you on a fabulous journey on picturesque Pambula Lake to the oyster farms, ancient Aboriginal sites and to pristine beaches all while you slurp down a...More

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Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thanks Helen...A flattering review no doubt. Great to have you aboard and that a well travelled oyster officianado such as yourself loved our southern rock oyster...photos you sent are cool too thanks Here's to a great year Cheers Sponge

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing tour of Pambula Lake, interesting facts about oyster farming and the local area. Got to taste local oysters and shucked our own. Good value

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Brett W, Owner at Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thanks for the review and nice to meet you guys. Say hi to the big merino for me Cheers Sponge

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