Texas Gulf Trawling Shimp Boil & Tour

Texas Gulf Trawling Shimp Boil & Tour

Texas Gulf Trawling Shimp Boil & Tour
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rollandb696
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
With this program and tour, one gathers an understanding of the industry, and the work involved. The program ends with a feast of True Texas jumbo wild shrimp. The difference in taste from farm raised shrimp is unreal and needs to be experienced.
Written March 20, 2015
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dontlikesnow44
Eden Prairie, MN190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
The website texasgoldshrimp.com gives a good description of what this is...fantastic...a well-organized 2-3 hours of education, history, fun, hands-on de-vein shrimp, go dockside on the boat to learn about the shrimping process, and finish with a basket of shrimp to eat! Offered during winter months.....a great attraction, knowledgeable experienced shrimpers, and lots of info! Opportunity to buy shrimp to take home but no pressure to do so....well worth the $15 each
Written March 3, 2015
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Lynne Z
South Padre Island, TX23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
This is a family run shrimping business that has informational tours during the months of January through March. They run these tours Monday-Friday at 10:00 and 2:00 and Saturday at 10:00 - you need to call and make a reservation. This is a very interesting and worthwhile tour. You get to see the shrimp nets and how they operate, tour the shrimp boat and find out how they find the shrimp, what happens after they catch them, how they store them and what happens to them when they get back to the dock. Also a history of the shrimp industry and what has happened to it since the introduction of imported and farm raised shrimp. You will find out how to cook the shrimp, how to easily get the shell off. They have a shrimp peeling contest and at the end of the tour you get to sample their domestic wild caught shrimp. The tour takes between 2-3 hours and they provide information the entire time. After you taste their shrimp you will never want an imported shrimp again - there is simply no comparison. Loved this tour and would recommend it to all. You also get an opportunity to buy the shrimp as they have a small area in their marina with frozen shrimp.
Written February 21, 2015
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Sandra C
Brownsville, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
My husband and I recently went on this very tour for the very first time, even though we live in the Rio Grande Valley. As soon as we arrived to the parking lot, we were greeted by a very friendly staff member and were treated to fresh coffee and cookies. We sat in a covered building which was open and very well ventilated. First, Greg, the owner of a shrimping fleet, explained to all of us in lay terms everything which is involved in catching shrimp. He was very good at explaining the difference between wild-caught shrimp from our beautiful Gulf and the farm raised shrimp. After his narrative explanation, we boarded an actual shrimping vessel, where one of their Captains walked us through everything which the crew does in a boat to catch shrimp. We learned so much about nets, dummy doors, turtle exclusion devices, winches, outriggers and also about the different duties of the crew members such as the Header. We watched a very interested demonstration of a skilled Header heading shrimp. This is done before it’s all dipped in special solutions to be later frozen and stored while they are out at sea. Afterwards we toured the inside of the boat, we saw the galley, the kitchen, the sleeping quarters and the entire cabin. Later we exited towards the covered building where we were shown a video on how shrimp is processed. After this, we got a demonstration and contest about peeling and deveining shrimp. The tour concluded with an actual sampling of delicious cooked pink and brown shrimp, after which we voted the best tasting one. This was a great learning experience for me and my husband. There is a shop on the premises where we bought packed wild-caught shrimp to bring back home. So we recommend you bring a small cooler! We definitely recommend this tour. It was about 3 hours which went so fast!!!
Written March 30, 2016
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tomshav41
Burbank, IL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
You will learn about the fresh shrimp industry and it was awesome. You will get to go on a docked shrimp boat and learn about the types of shrimp and top it off with some cooked shrimp to eat.
Written April 27, 2017
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jeannem683
Upstate Ny21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
This was a fun and informative morning. Greg, Leonard and Z gave us great presentations and a tour of the shrimping boat, with a heading demo. Also a peeling demonstration and contest. Then there was shrimp tasting with 10 nice sized shrimp. Great deal for the price. Be aware that there are steps up and down in the boat which could be difficult or impossible for the mobility impaired. Otherwise absolutely delightful!
Written March 12, 2016
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Joihn N
Port Isabel13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
the program really informs on the shrimp industry and the tour of the boat very interesting time well spent
Written March 4, 2016
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epiquire2014
Brownsville, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
You need to arrive 20 minutes prior to tour time, having pre-booked by phone, ideally a few days in advance. If you have a bigger group to reserve, I think there's a price break. Even at the retail $15, it's high value for the buck.

Without a note, both leaders did their respective reports most professionally. We learned breathtaking information about the shrimp industry, here in south Texas and abroad. I'm betting each of the 91 participants made private decisions to limit shrimp purchases for private consumption to Texas Gulf Shrimp, wild-caught, flash-frozen and labelled as such. We enjoyed the humour, the sincerity, the obvious respect for employees and associates, the knowledge of the industry, and the recounting of the growth of the family business. It would seem that North American shrimp-eaters would do well to research the source of shrimp they want to buy in advance of purchase. Labelling and inspection practices, in some producing areas and countries would seem to be lax. In any event, off-shore shrimp production would appear to be somewhat suspect.

We were treated to about a dozen properly-cooked Texas wild-caught brown shrimp, perfectly cooked and served with Mom's home-made seafood sauce....ending a speedy 3 hour session and inspiring most of us to make a bee-line for the retail store on site to buy some shrimp to take home.

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get the inside story on Texas wild caught gulf shrimp and the industry in general. Great value for the money. Excellent presentation.
Written February 24, 2016
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andrea h
Harlingen, TX49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
I've taken the tour a couple of times and found it to be educational and an eye opening experience for a shrimp lover. Who knew that 92% of restaurants serve imported farm raised shrimp and DO NOT support our American Shrimper!! The tour of the boat was fascinating - well worth a visit!!
Written February 23, 2016
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Jane D
Iowa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
The program that Greg Londrie presents in his Shrimp Boil and Tour is well worth the 2.5 hours and $15.00 charge. He explains his family's history in the shrimping industry and why Wild Caught US shrimp are preferred over foreigh, farm-raised shrimp. There is the opportunity to actually board a shrimp boat at dockside to see the accommodations, to see the nets and hear how they are used, to see a demonstration of what a "header" does when the boats are at sea. There is ample time to ask questions, and it's ended with explanations of how to cook shrimp and then shrimp that have been cooked right there are given to each person. There were also drawings for door prizes. It was a great experience.
Written February 20, 2016
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