Scallop season is an event that is marked on everyone’s calendar up and down the Gulf Coast of Florida. Harvesting Bay Scallops can only be described as the best of both snorkeling and fishing. Can you imagine swimming amongst 100’s fish, turtles, crabs, and most of all, scallops? This is truly a fun opportunity for the whole family to dive right into the outdoors.
2022 Season Dates: July 1st through Sept. 24th
Crystal River Scalloping Charters
Where do we catch scallops?
Scallops are normally found in water ranging from 2-7 feet making this a great way to get the entire family involved into the action. The idea of the harvest is to scan the tops and bottoms of many of the grasses on the targeted flats in search of the traditional “Shell Gas Station” shell. The first thing you may notice when you spot your scallop is that they are loaded with blue eyes. You’ll then notice that the Scallop has 2 different colored sides to their shell. The white side is normally blending in with the white sand on the bottom and the brown portion of their shell does a great job of blending in with most grasses.
How do we catch scallops?
Once we have found your Scallop you just simply swim down and pick them right up off the bottom and put them in your mesh bag. The trick of Scalloping is that normally when you have found one there can be as many as 30+ all scattered around the same general area.
So when the summer heatwave kicks in think about hopping in the water and giving Scalloping a try.
Crystal River Scalloping Charters Info
- Scallop Bags
- Cold Water
- Coolers w/Ice
What to Bring
- Small Cooler
What Not to Bring
- Spray-on Sunscreen
- Illegal Drugs
Rates & Info
4 Hours Crystal River Scalloping Charters
This trip includes back and forth transportation to the scalloping grounds, coolers w/ice, mask, fins, snorkel, and a discounted room rate at the Best Western Resort right on the Crystal River.
|up to 2 people||$400|
|up to 4 people||$450|
|up to 6 people||$500|
1/2 Fishing Charter + 1/2 Scalloping Trip
Another fan favorite, this trip is exactly as advertised. We chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Snapper, and Grouper before splashing into the Gulf for a few scallops to add for dinner.
|Anglers||Half & Half|
|up to 2 anglers||$800|
|up to 3 anglers||$90|
|up to 4 anglers||$1000|
Looking for a place to Stay? Give me a call and I will get you set up at a great place to stay where you can be picked up in your very own backyard. Whether it be at Twin Rivers Marina, The Kings Bay Lodge, The Plantation, The Best Western, or The beautiful Sawgrass Landing Condos, I will make sure to accommodate to your every need. Need Dinner Reservations? Need transportation? Need lunch for your day on the boat? We have you covered so that all you have to do is sit back and relax.
15% Discounted Room Rates at the Holiday Inn Express and the Hampton Inn located in Crystal River if you book a trip with Florida Fishing Adventures!
Jump in! The water is fine!
Have you ever jumped into crystal clear water to catch your own dinner by hand? If not, come on! It's awesome!