Guided Scalloping - Trips are approx. 4- 6 hours
June 27th - September 24th

To gather scallops you get in the water in the Gulf of Mexico with a mask and fins and
collection bag (all included). You hunt scallops in the sands and grasses like hunting for Easter eggs.

There are many different animals to be seen under the water so take a camera and take your
time, it is beautiful down there.

Rental Boats Available for Scalloping-see boat rental section.

Rates: $75 per person or minimum of $300. Leave from our waterfront location.
10 person maximum.

Private: $95 - $380 min. 10 person max.

Departure Time: 9am sharp. Arrive by 8:30 am for check-in.

We Supply: everything you need except what you want to eat, drink and wear. We suggest bringing sunscreen, towels and sunglasses, socks & t-shirt to wear while swimming to protect your back from Sunburn.

Fishing License Information
Will be provided for up to 4 people. Children age 15 and under and seniors age 65 and over will not need a fishing license. Recreational harvesters need a Florida saltwater fishing license to harvest bay scallops, even when scalloping from shore. See #3 Below.


  1. What time does the tour leave your dock? 9 am unless prior arrangements are made.
  2. What kind of a boat will we be on & how many people will be on it? We offer pontoon boats holding up to 10 people and a "Flats boat" which is 22 feet long and can hold a maximum of 6 people.
  3. Do we need a fishing license? The Captains purchase a license that will cover up to 4 people. Licenses can be obtained by calling FWC at 888-347-4356 or online at Children age 15 and under and Florida resident adults 65 and over do not need a saltwater license.
  4. How long is the trip? Approximately 5 hours.
  5. Will the Captain get in the water with us? No, Captains are required to stay on board in order to keep a lookout for any swimmers that may need assistance and to notify swimmers if another boat is getting close.
  6. Will there be life vests on the boat? Yes, all the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission and U.S. Coast Guard required equipment will be on board.
  7. What should we bring? What you want to eat, drink and wear. Sunscreen, a t-shirt to wear to keep your back from getting sunburned and socks to wear under you flippers AND don’t forget to take along an underwater camera.
  8. Can we have a private tour? Yes, take a look at the information in this section.
  9. Are there bathrooms on the boat? No, ask your Captain what your options are which will depend on your location at the time of need.
  10. Is Tipping required? Tipping your Captain is expected on this trip and is part of the pay he/she receives for their services to you.
  11. Do we snorkel or use dive tanks? You will be snorkeling on this trip. The depth of the water will vary from 4 to 12 feet depending on the tides and where the scallops are found.
  12. Do scallops bite? No, they do not bite or sting. Scallops are picked up by hand or use a dip net. They move in the water by quickly opening and closing their shells and can pinch if you get between the shells so do not put them in your pockets.

A Very Successful Scalloping Season!

Fishing Trips

  • $300 up to 2 people - $50 per person extra - 4 person max.
  • Includes license, bait and tackle
  • Trips last 4 to 6 hours
  • 24 ft Bay Rider Flats Boat

Airboat Fishing

  • $450 Full Day: 6-8 hours
    $350 ½ Day: 4-6 hours
    for 2 people - $50 per person extra - 4 person max - fishing time rotates
  • Includes license, bait and tackle

Family Fish and Swim Trips

  • $300 for up to 4 people
  • $50 per person extra.
  • License, bait, tackle, mask snorkel and fins provided in summer.
  • Wetsuit provided in winter.
  • Bring or purchase in our cafe drinks and food to take along
  • Trip lasts four to six hours

Many species of fish may be caught including:

speckled trout, redfish, shark, cobia, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead grouper, sea bass, tarpon and many others.

Our fishing trips are for the casual fishermen/women. We do not target any special species but will go after types of fish we can expect to catch at the time you go out.

Trips last 4-6 hours. Departure time: 9 am unless different time is arranged.
Bring what you want to eat, drink & wear

Please contact us about planning your next adventure on the Homosassa River in Old Homosassa Florida!

*One half of the trip payment is required at time of reservation - 1/2 of that payment is refundable if cancellation is made at least
48 hours in advance. Trips cancelled by the Captain will receive full refund.