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Texas Gulf Trawling Shimp Boil & Tour

Brownsville, TX, USA
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Texas Gulf Trawling Shimp Boil & Tour
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tomshav41 wrote a review Apr 2017
Burbank, Illinois5 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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jeannem683 wrote a review Mar 2017
Upstate Ny24 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour is closed now. It was fun while it lasted, but thay do not offer the tour this year (2017) Too bad, it was very informative. You can still purchase the shrimp at this location.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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nancyG57 wrote a review Jan 2017
Niagara Falls, Canada40 contributions27 helpful votes
This was a very interesting tour and taste experience. I loved the tour of the boat and all the information that was given on the shrimping industry. We also learned to NEVER EAT FARM RAISED SHRIMP OR FISH it's pure toxic poison. Wild caught is the only safe seafood to eat
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Date of experience: February 2016
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Sandra C wrote a review Mar 2016
Brownsville, Texas7 contributions5 helpful votes
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!!!
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Date of experience: March 2016
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glenn9 wrote a review Mar 2016
Maysville, Kentucky125 contributions28 helpful votes
I'm sure these guys get a boat load of good reviews. For good reason, we were at the end of the tour season and you would have thought we were the first tour they had done. They were excited to see us, happy to serve us and in general glad we were there. We learned a ton of stuff about shrimping. We got to sample two different kinds of shrimp. We toured a boat, all the while the wind was blowing upwards of 60 mph! It was a great tour and I hope they keep it up for years to come.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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