Shipped within 24 hours
Here in Maine small boats fish within 3 miles of shore and are allowed to harvest only small quantities (up to 135 pounds) each day. This means they go out and come back within hours, so you get access to incredibly fresh scallops. At Downeast Dayboat, we meet the fishermen right at the dock and carefully and quickly package their catch for shipment directly to you, always within 24 hours of harvest.
In contrast, over 95% of US sea scallops come from large boats that fish well offshore and harvest thousands of pounds on a single trip. Because they’re at sea for a week or more, their scallops are stored on ice. Over the course of the trip and their long journey to market, melting ice soaks into the scallops, waterlogging them and diluting their flavor. They’re often also soaked in chemical solutions to preserve and artificially plump them. That extra water adds weight so you end up paying more money for less flavor.
We believe you shouldn’t have to be in Maine to enjoy these fresh, delicious scallops.
At Downeast Dayboat, we do things differently because we know super fresh Maine scallops deserve better treatment, and so do you. We ship the freshest, most delicious scallops you’ll ever taste – direct to your door.
So go ahead – Taste the Difference a Day Makes®
The 2015/2016 Maine state water season has ended and will reopen on December 1 2016. We will be shipping fresh scallops from the Northern Gulf of Maine Fishery periodically for the next few months. Join our mailing list for updates, and contact us for frozen scallop availability.