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Our Story

Goodwin Island Oysters is a family owned and operated company located in Yorktown, Virginia. Virginia has a long history of producing excellent seafood, and we are proud to take part in building a modern legacy.

Goodwin Island Oyster Company is located on the Chesapeake Bay, at the mouth of the York River adjacent to the Goodwin Island marine preserve. The fast flow of water between the Virginia mainland and Goodwin Island creates a rich, fast-flowing current of river, bay and ocean water we call the Baystream. All of our oysters are grown on clean sand in the swift, nutrient-rich currents of the Baystream. Our oysters develop a pure, fresh and salty-sweet taste unique to Goodwin Island.. We believe that our ideal oyster environment, coupled with innovative culturing techniques, makes Goodwin Island Oysters the best tasting oysters around.

Just as the Chesapeake Bay helps bring life to our uniquely delicious oysters, so we endeavor to give life back to the bay. We utilize sustainable oyster farming practices to not only bring you the freshest, most delicious oysters year-round, but also to help ensure the longevity of the bay for future generations.

Meet the Team

We are proud to be a family-owned business spanning 4 generations. At GIOC we believe local business is the heartbeat of the community. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share our family's work and passion with you!

Tim Hyatt

Founder & CEO

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Rita Hyatt

Vice President

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CFO

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Next Steps...

Call or e-mail us for your custom order! We look forward to working with you!