Farm-to-table and boat-to-plate offerings have long been a favorite of locally sourced-food fans, but now you can bring your plate out on the water to eat some of the sea’s most famous raw treasures. The catch? You’ll have to paddle yourself.

Blue Island Oyster Co. is offering three-hour kayak tours of its oyster farm in the Great South Bay that canvas the lagoon and its upper marshlands, allowing hungry sailors to pluck their own oysters right out of the water.

The tours start at Captree State Park and take off from the company’s modest dock near the Fire Island Inlet.

“I always tell people, you will never look at an oyster the same way,” says Chris Quartuccio, 51, the company’s self-described “chief decision maker.” “You gain an appreciation for the hard work and commitment that goes into oyster farming.”

Quartuccio and his team teach the history, biology and geography of oysters — and allow revelers to shuck their own shellfish. The festivities culminate with a feast of oysters, clams, lobster rolls, North Fork potato chips and desserts at the dock. Adults can also bring their own beer or wine.

ABOUT THE FARM

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Quartuccio, who also raises oysters in West Sayville, is a national supplier whose clients include some of Manhattan’s top restaurants and oyster bars. Blue Island Oyster Co. has offered guided tours to chefs for years, but decided in 2013 to expand the kayaking trips to include seafood lovers.

“We wanted to open it to the public so they can learn where their food comes from,” says Quartuccio, of Sayville. “The best way to show people the farm is via kayak.” Traveling in a catamaran or smaller boat would disturb the oyster beds.

Quartuccio says the oyster kayak tour has proved popular with those who enjoy the outdoors. The tours are open to anyone 15 or older and typically comprise at least 10 people. In the past year, the tours have become a popular party destination for those looking for an alternative to the traditional concept of “wining and dining.”

In the summer of 1970, while most of his peers were splashing around in Long Island beaches, Quartuccio was already knee-deep in shellfish in the Great South Bay. At 12 years old, Quartuccio landed his first job as a clam digger, spending much of his free time surrounded by all manner of mollusks, mussels and oysters. The summer gig would prove long-lasting. In 1995, Quartuccio founded Blue Island Oyster Co.

The oyster kayak tour is part of a larger environmental initiative: Operation Blue Earth. The grass roots movement was launched in 2015 by Blue Island Oyster farmers in order to educate people on responsible lawn care and reduce nitrogen loading into the bay. It requires people to take a pledge not to use chemicals that could be harmful to the South Shore.

Says Quartuccio, “As oyster farmers, we want to be the leaders of protecting the Great South Bay.”

More kayak tours with a food bent:

Boat & Burger

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Mondays with Freeport Kayak Rentals from Waterfront Park, 957 South Long Beach Ave., Freeport. Reservations required.

INFO 855-935-2925, longislandkayakrentals.com

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COST $60 (includes food/drink)

Take a sunset paddle to Sonny’s Canal House waterfront pub in Baldwin for a burger and a beer.

Sunset Tour

WHEN | WHERE Around 6:30 p.m. Thursdays with Glacier Bay Sports, 81-C Fort Salonga Rd., Northport (on the water in Brittania Marina). For ages 10 and older. Reservations required.

INFO 631-262-9116

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COST $49

Enjoy half-priced drinks at the nearby Whale’s Tale (81 Fort Salonga Rd.) following the tour.

Peconic Paddler

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 from 89 Peconic Ave., Riverhead

INFO 631-727-9895, peconicpaddler.com

COST Free

Bring your own kayak for a paddle followed by a free dinner with beer and soda.

More kayak tours with a food bent:

Boat & Burger

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Mondays with Freeport Kayak Rentals from Waterfront Park, 957 South Long Beach Ave., Freeport. Reservations required.

INFO 855-935-2925, longislandkayakrentals.com

COST $60 (includes food/drink)

Take a sunset paddle to Sonny’s Canal House waterfront pub in Baldwin for a burger and a beer.

Sunset Tour

WHEN | WHERE Around 6:30 p.m. Thursdays with Glacier Bay Sports, 81-C Fort Salonga Rd., Northport (on the water in Brittania Marina). For ages 10 and older. Reservations required.

INFO 631-262-9116

COST $49

Enjoy half-priced drinks at the nearby Whale’s Tale (81 Fort Salonga Rd.) following the tour.

Peconic Paddler

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 from 89 Peconic Ave., Riverhead

INFO 631-727-9895, peconicpaddler.com

COST Free

Bring your own kayak for a paddle followed by a free dinner with beer and soda.

More kayak tours with a food bent:

Boat & Burger

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Mondays with Freeport Kayak Rentals from Waterfront Park, 957 South Long Beach Ave., Freeport. Reservations required.

INFO 855-935-2925, longislandkayakrentals.com

COST $60 (includes food/drink)

Take a sunset paddle to Sonny’s Canal House waterfront pub in Baldwin for a burger and a beer.

Sunset Tour

WHEN | WHERE Around 6:30 p.m. Thursdays with Glacier Bay Sports, 81-C Fort Salonga Rd., Northport (on the water in Brittania Marina). For ages 10 and older. Reservations required.

INFO 631-262-9116

COST $49

Enjoy half-priced drinks at the nearby Whale’s Tale (81 Fort Salonga Rd.) following the tour.

Peconic Paddler

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 from 89 Peconic Ave., Riverhead

INFO 631-727-9895, peconicpaddler.com

COST Free

Bring your own kayak for a paddle followed by a free dinner with beer and soda.