Our Scalloping Charters
Where’s the best place to go scalloping? Are you looking for things to do in Crystal River, while you Visit Florida, for your Summer vacation? A Scalloping charter makes for a great summer or weekend vacation. Snorkeling for Scallops is a fun-filled adventure, which can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Crystal River and Homosassa, offer the most pristine, Gin Clear, saltwater, grass flats for Scalloping, along the Florida’s Nature Coast. The warm Florida Sun keeps the Crystal River and Homosassa Scalloping, water temperature warm and comfortable for snorkeling. There are always lots of other things to see while scalloping. You will usually see Manatees, Dolphin, Turtles, Pelicans, Sea Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Cormorants, on the boat ride along the Crystal River, Homosassa River, Salt River, and lots of different fish species while snorkeling for scallops.
Scalloping season usually opens July 1 and is a favorite activity along the Nature Coast. Snorkeling for scallops is easy, it’s like hunting Easter eggs under the water, and only requires a mask, fins, snorkel, and mesh bag (Gear Provided). Snorkeling for Scallops is easy; you just swim at the water’s surface looking for Scallops in the grass beds below. Once you’ve spotted your scallop, dive down and swoop up the mollusk, then stow it in your mesh bag. You are allowed 2 gallons whole, in the shell, per persons or 10 gallons whole, in the shell, per vessel whichever is less. All your efforts will be rewarded with a tasty scallop dinner.
Book a Scalloping Trip in advance (352) 427-3610. It is a busy season and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the fun. Pick either one, Crystal River Scalloping Adventures or Homosassa Scalloping Adventures, we will be glad to take you out for the day. We run two Scalloping Trips a day, Morning trips are from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the afternoon trips is from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ready to catch some delicious scallops while snorkeling crystal clear waters?
Our captain , Shawn Walker, was amazing! He walked us through the whole process, showed us some tricks, and some amazing sights! Including but not limited to: pack o wild dolphins following and playing in our wake, manatees, sea turtles etc. He brought us to some place where he believed the scallops are plentiful and if not took us to another area. As an experienced scalloper for around 11 years he can and will help you find as many as you can hold! If there are low amounts that day/ can’t find many, he will find you two gallons for your family ( the limit per person is 2 gallons of scallops ). Would highly recommend!!