Help save the Chesapeake Bay, one oyster at a time!
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 6 to 15 months. The oyster is the most important animal in the Chesapeake Bay. 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 Deltaville VA., a slow-paced watermen’s community that is also home of the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park. We also have a location in Chesapeake, VA (floats only), serving the Hampton Roads community. 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.
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.”