With a nickname like “Vacationland,” Maine attracts plenty of visitors in the summer who crave the state’s rocky coasts and lobster shacks. But far beyond the tourist’s purview is a coastline of secrets and local revelries. Maine’s cottage charm, jagged beauty, working waterfronts, and underground eats have propelled Maine into a food sophisticate’s dream where authentic food, travel, and community come together.
This is your chance to take your tastebuds on an elevated journey through table and tide. We will delight you in candlelit feasts on the waterfront. You’ll eat, drink, cook, and create alongside local pioneers in food and art. You’ll enjoy sunsets on beaches, hike along coasts, and slurp oysters fresh off the boat!
For six nights on a waterfront village in Westpoint, you’ll stay in authentic cottages with ocean views and lush vegetation. Wallace Circle’s quiet peninsula boasts 180-degree hilltop vistas, a private cove, a seaside lobster business, and Maine Oyster Company’s expansive tidal dock over the water’s edge. Guests will have the option of (2) private guest houses, (2) rooms with private baths, and (3) rooms with shared baths (4) shared bunk rooms. Prices below are per person.
You shall never be hungry, nor thirsty! All meals, snacks, raw delights, and provisions will be included. Light breakfasts with tea and coffee will be available every morning on Maine Oyster Company’s waterfront docks. Welcome cocktails, boat tour beverages, and drinks with dinner will be included. We will be providing additional beer and wine for purchase at Base Camp.
All activities are factored into retreat costs below. This includes five full days of activities (one day is a free day). Example activities: fishing trips, farm tours, excursions, shucking, cooking, and art classes. Please see our sample itinerary below!
Virginia Shaffer is the founder of Lady Oyster, one of America's top shellfish food blogs. She is an independent food writer who specializes in oysters and aquaculture. Virginia offers tasting events, oyster appreciation classes, and content writing for shellfish businesses.
John Herrivel is the founder and owner of Maine Oyster Company, a company driven by passion and committed to share Maine oysters. "MOC" includes an oyster wholesale business, a raw bar, farm, farm tours, lodging experiences, and Maine community events.
Captain Joe Jerome is the founder of North East Salt Water, a fishing and tour charter business in Maine. Joe is a Registered Maine Guide who offers unforgettable experiences like striper fishing, family fishing trips, oyster farm tours, oyster restoration excursions, and sunset cruises.