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Private Scallop Picking Party

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Homosassa, United States

From $805.46 per group (up to 12)

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Discover the fun of scallop picking on this 4.5-hour private tour for up to 10 people in Homosassa with a U.S. Coast Guard–certified captain. Just off the Homosassa River, you'll find some of the richest scallop grounds in Florida where you'll search for scallops with provided snorkeling gear.
  • 4.5-hour private scallop-picking tour in Homosassa
  • Swim through the water to find and pick scallops
  • Watch for other wildlife such as dolphins and sea turtles
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a private captain
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Use of equipment (mask and snorkel gear)
Fishing License
USCG certified Captain
Bottled water provided
Food and Beverages (unless otherwise specified)
Scallop Cleaning
Towel and Swimsuit
In water guide

Departure Point

10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your adventure starts at the tour office in Homosassa, where you'll meet your private captain-guide, board your 10-passenger boat, and head into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

In the summer, scallops spawn in the shallow grass beds off the Homosassa River before reaching the end of their life cycles, so this is the perfect time to pick them. Using the provided gear (mask, snorkel, fins, and scallop bag), go on an underwater hunt to find scallops, plus keep your eyes open for other marine life such as starfish, sea turtles, dolphins, pufferfish, conch, and seahorses.

Licensing to pick scallops is taken care of for you by booking this tour. When your time on the water is up, you'll return to the marina to end your tour.

Please note: This tour on the Gulf of Mexico is recommended for strong swimmers, as ocean conditions can vary greatly and change quickly, with choppy waters and depths from 4 to 10 feet (1.2 to 3 meters). Small children can be accommodated, but you are bringing them at your own risk and are responsible for them when you're out scalloping. Children under the age of 3 years are not allowed on group tours but may be brought on private tours only. The best scalloping conditions are sunny days at low tides, in the morning in order to avoid afternoon storms. Rain, tides, winds, moon cycles, and sunlight all affect visibility, and rough waters can be difficult for some to endure. Keep in mind when booking this tour that Mother Nature cannot be controlled.
Stop At:  
River Safaris - Adventures on the Wild Side
Start your adventure at this full service tour center featuring airboats, rental pontoons, manatee and scallop tours, a unique gift shop, cafe and home to our very own alligators; Van & Halen.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Homosassa River
The Homosassa River is home to multiple animal species which you'll see as the tour winds through the twists and turns of the river on your way out to the scallop grounds.
Pass By:  
Monkey Island
The one and only monkey island is a must see in Homosassa. Three spider monkeys live on their island home on the Homosassa River, all tours go by the famous monkey island. Watch the monkey's swing through their playground as we pass by.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring a towel and a plastic bag to hold your belongings
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Weather permitting
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY River Safaris & Gulf Charters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Scallop Picking Party?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Scallop Picking Party?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Scallop Picking Party?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Private Scallop Picking Party?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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