Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms is a family run, woman-owned business that has operated continuously since 1981.

Oysters have been grown and harvested on Cuttyhunk Island 12 months a year for the past 40+ years. Chances are, if you’ve been to Cuttyhunk any day of any year, you’ve seen or met us. Founder/Current Employee Seth Garfield and Owner/Former Employee Charmaine Gahan commute aboard the mighty Raw Bar 24’ Privateer several times a week to bring freshly harvested Cuttyhunk Oysters® to our mainland customers. We work hard to grow the best tasting oysters in Buzzards Bay, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

Charmaine Gahan
Seth Garfield

Our oyster farm is located on the West End of Cuttyhunk Island. Cuttyhunk Oysters® are grown in lantern nets suspended in the water column, creating a virtual reef that provides a rich habitat for marine life. Our marine ecosystem is a one of a kind experience in tranquility, whether experienced from water aboard our working raft by a visitor on a Farm Tour; from the adjacent wind-swept beach by the intrepid hiker who ventures to our remote location on foot; or from the top of Tower Hill Road by boaters who return year after year for the iconic sunset view of our Farm.

During the summer months, Cuttyhunk Oysters® are sold at the Raw Bar shack in the Cuttyhunk Island marina, where customers may walk up and purchase freshly shucked oysters, clams, shrimp, chowder, and other seafood. We are probably best known for our floating Harbor Raw Bar boat that circulates the harbor nightly, serving the same locally-grown oysters, shucked to order.

We invite you to come visit us and see what makes a Cuttyhunk Oyster® one of a kind. Our oysters are quite literally, a taste of Cuttyhunk.


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Harbor Raw Bar
Farm Tours
Lobster Bakes (by Special Request)