Florida Scalloping Charters
Scalloping charters: 8am to 2pm
$450 up to 6 persons
$699 For 2 boats up to 12 persons
Why not go scalloping in style this year? Come aboard and enjoy roomy comfort with amenities that include rest room and seating inside and out. Scallop season generally runs July – Sept. The scalloping beds are normally between 3 to 6 feet deep, which makes it fun for everyone. However all persons wanting to participate are required to know how to swim. We are conveniently located approximately 1.5 hours from Tampa, 2 hours from Orlando, and 1 hour from Ocala Florida. We leave from the public boat ramp located at 5400 So. Cherokee Way Homosassa, Florida 34448 at 8 am and return at 2 pm. The cruise out takes 30-45 minutes depending on conditions where you will enter the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Scalloping Beds. The cruise out is a wonderful tour on its own because of the breath taking views and scenery. It is like getting 2 tours in one! Scallop limits are 2 gallons whole per person and 10 gallons whole maximum per boat. Please be sure to bring a cooler to take your catch home. Once back to the dock there are shucking services available for a small fee. We hope to see you soon to have a very fun scalloping adventure! For more information on our tours and services please call the number below to make reservations or ask any questions you may have about the scallop trips. Please note we will not be booking any more trips after September as scalloping will no longer be in season! (Seasons change year to year.)
We supply you with fishing license, masks, fins, snorkel, and catch bag.
You will need to bring: Sun Protection / Lunch / Beverages / Cooler with Ice / Photo I.D. / Camera this is a Homosassa bay Charter
1. Do I need to know how to swim? Yes. You should know how to swim as we can be in water over your head but we always welcome observers.
2. Do I need to bring towels? Yes, you should bring towels from were you are staying.
3. Is there a bathroom on board? Answer: Yes, we have a fully functional restroom
4. Is there an age limit? As long as you can swim and don't have any major health problems there is no age restriction.
5. Are we allowed to touch the manatees? Answer: Yes, you can and the manatees are very friendly.
All manatee tours are conducted 7 days a week except for summer holidays and holiday weekends although we are open on all winter holidays and weekends. With that being said we have a sister company that more likely be able to accomodate you if we do not have availibilty for your date. Just visit https://www.manateesnorkeltour.com We have a 4 person minimum for our semi private tours. We have manatees all year round but cannot guarantee how many there will be on any given day. The manatee is a wild animal and do not fear human interaction but we cannot gurantee how they will socialize on any given day. Please call at least 7 days in advance although you may call anytime for availability. Unless you are on a private tour please be on time because other will want to get underway. It is very important that you allow adequate travel time. The boat can not wait longer than 10 Mins. past your scheduled departure time. If you are more than 10 minutes late you will have to reschedule.