Scalloping!

Fun for the entire family!

Think of it as an aquatic Easter egg hunt.  Done in three to six foot of water scallopers swim or float along the water’s surface searching for these delicious bivalves. Typically found sitting on top of the sea grass or in between the blades of grass.  The hardest part can be spotting them as their shell coloration allows them to camouflage quite well.  Often their “blue eyes" give them away.


After spotting the first few guests usually have no issue with finding them.   Once you’ve located one, simply dive down and grab it with your hand (or net) and place it in your mesh bag. If you find one there’s usually a few more nearby!  

More than just Scallops!

There's a lot to see on the way out to the scallop grounds.  Manatees, Dolphins, Turtles, Ospreys, Pelicans, Bald Eagles, and Cormorants are quite common on the ride out the River.


Once in the water be on the look out for Starfish, Seahorses, Sea Turtles, Conch, Stone Crabs, among the many species of fish hiding around the plants and corals.

Scallop season & bag limits

The season normally runs July 1st-September 10th.  


The daily bag limit is 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person.


Maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat per vessel. 

What's Provided:

  • License
  • Coolers
  • Ice
  • Masks
  • Snorkels
  • Fins
  • Collection Bags
  • Dip Nets
  • Scallop Cleaning
  • Bimini Top for Shade

What to bring:

  • Snorkeling Gear (If you have your own)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof Camera
  • Towel
  • Sunblock (No spray!)
  • Small Cooler (optional)

What not to bring

  • GPS Devices
  • Glass Bottles
  • Spray Sunblock
  • Pets
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Bananas

Rates


Booking

Call or use the form below

Question? Special Request? Call, text, or email for a quick reply.

Meeting Location

3978 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, Florida 34428, United States

(352) 339-1994

Time

For scalloping we do two trips each day.  The Morning trips run 8am-1pm and Afternoon trips run 1-6pm. 


Please let the Captain know if you have any medical conditions that may affect you on the water.