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Lowcountry Oyster Company Hires Eco-Tour Director; Expands Tour Program

CRBJ Biz Wire //October 20, 2023//

Lowcountry Oyster Company Hires Eco-Tour Director; Expands Tour Program

CRBJ Biz Wire //October 20, 2023//

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JB Borgstedt joins Lowcountry Oyster Company as Tour Director

Lowcountry Oyster Company, South Carolina’s largest oyster farm, announced it has named JB Borgstedt as Tour Director for its expanding eco-tourism program. The hiring marks the latest steps to expand the program to accommodate visitors and locals, alike, as we head into “oyster season.”

JB has vast experience in the maritime industry world-wide, from working as a diver on a pearl farm in Northwest Australia, to commercial diving and fishing throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic, to working on tug boats on beach renourishment projects up and down the coastline of the Southeastern US. His passion for the environment are what drove him towards Lowcountry Oyster Co.’s Tour Program.

Due to increased demand, the tour program has expanded to five days per week, Monday through Friday, with two time slots per day: 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Each tour can hold up to ten people with plans to expand capacity to 30 people per tour early 2024.

In addition to overseeing tours, JB will also be integral in community and hospitality partnerships. Lowcountry Oyster Company has partnerships with Explore Charleston, The Ryder Hotel, Dewberry Hotel, Charleston Black Cab, and Sweetgrass Tours.

“JB not only has the drive to make our tour program the best it can be, he also has the passion for eco-tourism and our environment,” said Trey McMillan, Founder of Lowcountry Oyster Company. “We look forward to watching our tours grow and continue welcoming folks from all over the country.”

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Founded in 2017 by Trey McMillan, Lowcountry Oyster Company seeks to provide the nation with the freshest hand-raised oysters year-round – Lowcountry Cups! Based in Charleston, South Carolina, we use sustainable cage farming techniques to grow and cultivate our oysters starting at our on-land nursery and ending at our floating cage farm. The farm is located at 15833 Bennetts Point Road, Green Pond, S.C. Offices are located at 2147 Heriot Street, Unit G, Charleston, S.C. Reach by phone at 843-844-2400.