Scalloping the Florida Waters

1-6 Guests • No Lodging • Public • Guided


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 you 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 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, Dolphins, Turtles, Pelicans, Sea Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, and 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 person, or 10 gallons whole, in the shell, per vessel whichever is less. All you efforts will be rewarded with a tasty scallop dinner.

Half-Day Charters can accommodate up to 6 people. Full-day charters are restricted to a 4 person max.

Book your scalloping trip in advance. It is a busy season and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the fun! Pick your Fun:

  • Crystal River Scalloping Adventures

  • Homosassa Scalloping Adventures

Base price is for a half-day charter for up to 4 people add up to 2 additional people for an additional fee per person. Make it a full-day charter for up to 2.

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Additional People for 1/2-Day Charter


Full-Day Charter (for 2)


Your Host

Shawn's Trip

Shawn W

Hi, I’m Capt. Shawn, I have been fishing the waters of the Big Bend my entire life, giving me a vast knowledge of the local waters. I am a Crystal River Fishing Charter Captain, offering many things to do above and below the water. My specialties are Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and Scalloping trips.

from $580/Experience

Base Price

$580.00 Per Experience


$114.99 Per Item




$59.99 Per Item


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Expert Local Guide
  • World Cat 27' Boat
  • Years of Experience
  • Snorkel, Fins, and Mask Included



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Fishing Attire
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses / Hat
  • Snacks and Drinks

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Rules & Guidelines

Just bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cooler to bring your fish home.

What kind of Boat do you fish?

  • I fish with a World Cat 27’ complete with a T-Top if you need to get out of the sun and some comfy seats for those long hauls.

What kind of Gear do you provide?

  • Snorkel

  • Fins

  • Mask

  • Mesh Bag

What should I NOT bring?

  • Do not bring illegal drugs.

  • Do not bring firearms

  • Do not bring glass

What’s your fishing experience?

  • I’ve been fishing in central Florida and the Gulf of Mexico all my life and have been a professional Charter Captain for the past 9 years and I know where the fish are biting.

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