Crystal River Scalloping Charters
4-5 Hour adventure, between July 1st – September 24th
7 AM & 12 PM
Limited to no more than 6 guests
$85.00 per person, all snorkeling gear included
Scalloping in Crystal River, FL is an annual adventure that draws tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country and beyond. Beginning on July 1st and running through September 24th, the clear, shallow, coastal waters of Crystal River and Homosassa come alive with scallopers of all ages. Take a scenic boat ride down the beautiful Crystal River and into the Gulf of Mexico to the shallow clear water grass flats of our unspoiled preserved coastline where the scallops are abundant. Snorkel in the clear waters among the amazing sea life as you seek out these delectable morsels in what can most accurately be described as an Easter Egg hunt in the water. Don’t be surprised to see starfish, dolphin, sea turtles, fishes, rays, seahorses, manatees and many other interesting creatures that make their home in the clear and shallow waters of our Nature Coast. Water depths for this scalloping adventure range from 4ft to 6ft making harvesting scallops a leisurely and fun adventure with minimal physical exertion for those who are comfortable in the water. This trip is limited to only 6 guests per boat giving you the comfort of lots of room on the boat to move around, lounge, and relax. Scalloping is considered a form of fishing by the State of Florida and as such, the state imposes daily bag limits on harvesting scallops. State scalloping bag limits for 2017 are as follows: 2 Gallons Per Person with a maximum of 10 gallons per boat. Our captains are focused on guiding you to your limit!
What we provide:
- Safe, comfortable covered boat with expert licensed captain
- All Snorkeling Gear – Mask, Fins and Snorkel at no additional
- State of Florida Fishing License
- Cold Bottled Water on ice
- Cooler Space with ice for your drinks and snacks
- Free scallop cleaning lessons
- Cleaning and packaging of your scalloping catch available for extra
fee, just ask your captain and guide for information
What you should bring:
Bathing Suit, Towel, Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Drinks, Snacks / Lunch, Small cooler to transport your scallops home.
There are several restaurants in town that will cook your scallops to your liking and provide your meal with side dishes all for a reasonable charge. Your captain can provide you with more information on these establishments but we love The Seafood Seller, tell Jimmy we said hi and Don’t let him take your fork!.