James River James River, Virginia View on Ocean MapWild oysters descended from the reefs that hung up John Smith in 1607. Tend to be meaty and mild. Avg. rating 3.5 Love10Rate & Review!Species: EasternCultivation: WildSalinity: Very lowSize: AverageRegion: Chesapeake James River (1 Rating) eduardo silvio on February 19, 2017 at 8:23 am Rating 3.5 Low salinity, not briny but very meaty. Good for open fire roasting! Submit a Rating Cancel replySign up now to post your rating, or login here.