Our 2020 Clam Digging Adventure will be offered in the month of August. Please check the month of August in the calendar below for dates and times.
The salty sea invites you to harvest its bounty on our Clam Harbour Clam Digging Adventure. It’s the perfect “coastal distancing” activity to add to your 2020 Staycation Summer plans!
Your clam digging adventure begins at Memory Lane Heritage Village, where you will be introduced to the heritage of clam digging on the Eastern Shore. Next, you will meet your guide, Darcy Baker, a fourth generation clam digger. Darcy will guide you to the mud flats of Clam Harbour where he will show you how to use a clam fork to dig white, soft-shelled clams. Learn about the clams and their habitat, techniques for harvesting and how this industry has changed over the years.
Once you have finished "clamming", return to the Heritage Village to enjoy a "feed" of steamed clams in the comfort of the Cookhouse, along with a traditional meal of baked beans, soup, brown bread and gingerbread for dessert.
Your adventure includes a self-guided tour of Memory Lane Heritage Village and a chance to see the harvesting tools used during the 1940s, when clam factories were an important part of the local economy.
Please Note: Excursion dates with late afternoon low tides will reverse the order of activities to start with the meal at the Village and end with digging on the clam flats
Be prepared to get wet and bring water shoes or rubber boots and a change of socks (footwear can be provided with advanced notice, if needed).
• Custom guided clam digging excursion
• Clam digging tools provided
• Heritage lunch with steamed clams in the Cookhouse
• Heritage Village Admission
• Copy of Visitor Guide and a "surprise takeaway"
Duration: 3.5 hours
Minimum Group Size: 2 adults
Group Pricing (HST Included):
2 adults: $250 ($125 per person)
3 - 4 adults: $95 per person
5 or more adults: $80 per person
Children 12 and under: $45 per person
Family (2 adults and 2 children up to 18 years): $285
Reservations must be made in advance by phone to book your preferred date. Please pay your deposit online after your reservation is made. Balance owing will be settled upon arrival at the Village. Multiple groups may book the same excursion time which may reduce your balance owing upon check-in.
Booking dates and times are pre-scheduled to correspond with low tides.
Please Note: Clam Digging excursions are normally offered between mid-June and mid-September. We are unfortunately only offering this package in 2020 for the month of August. Please scroll through to August in the calendar above to view 2020 dates.
Excursion times posted are not firm due to the changing tides which can be affected by local wind and offshore storm conditions.
Exact times will be confirmed close to the excursion date or upon booking.
Memory Lane Heritage Village Package Cancellation Policy
All packages must have a deposit paid in advance via the online Gift Shop or by credit card over the phone. Bookings will not be confirmed until deposit has been received.
All packages may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the package date subject to a 15% administration fee plus any costs that have already been accrued.
All packages cancelled less than 48 hours before the booking date check-in will not be refunded.
Excursions cancelled by the Guide due to weather will be refunded in full.
Get ready to dig into this authentic coastal experience!