Let's Go Scalloping
$67.85 per passenger
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Citrus County, also known as the Nature Coast, has provided locals and tourists alike with some of the most fertile grass beds for recreational scallop harvest every year. Recreational harvest, also known as scallop season, officially begins on July 1st and lasts until the middle of September each year. Scallop charters are offered during this time, and they are the best way to scallop Crystal River! Not only does your guide know the best scalloping spots, but everything that you need for an awesome day on the water is provided on your Crystal River scallop charter.
Join your USCG certified captain for a day full of sun and fun! Once you arrive at the dock, you will board the boat and your adventure begins! You will depart from the Salt River, which serves as a channel from the Crystal River to the Gulf of Mexico. The Salt River is known for is abundance of wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for indigenous birds, playful dolphins, and even manatee! Once you arrive at your scallop spot, your captain will throw anchor as you don your mask, snorkel, and fins and jump in! Your captain will join you to help you spot and scoop your scallops. When scalloping, be on the lookout for different species of fish, coral, sponges, turtles, starfish, sea horses and other treasures that mother ocean has to offer! Scalloping is like a treasure hunt that serves up a ton of fun and a delicious dinner too! Let this underwater treasure hunt provide your family with memories they will treasure forever!!
Why Choose Us?
Depending on the excursion you choose, we offer per person rates or private rates if you prefer. If you only have a few hours to spend on the water or would like to soak up the fun all day, we can do half day or full day tours. Providing the flexibility to satisfy your desires is the key to a great day on the water.
Your Tour Includes:
Fully licensed and insured USCG certified captain / In water guide
Fishing license for each member of your party
All snorkeling gear at no extra cost
Coolers with ice to keep your catch fresh
Bottled Water Included
What to bring:
Towels, Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, lightweight t-shirt and any other garb to protect you from the HOT Florida sun
Lunch/snacks/drinks in a small personal cooler
Scalloping Crystal River is fun for the whole family. Children of all ages can join in on the snorkeling fun, but diving for scallops is for the more experienced swimmer. While you will be snorkeling in the shallow gulf waters, scooping scallops can require you to dive down in depths of 5-8 feet on average. Your captain will join you to assist in the water, help spot your scallops, and scoop your portion. Recreational scallop limits are 2 gallons per person, no more than 10 gallons per boat. This yields about a pint of meat per person which is perfect for a delightful dinner! On your scallop charter, your captain will share some of his favorite recipes or even direct you to some local restaurants that will cook your shucked scallops for you so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy!!!