EXPLORE REAL FLORIDA!
Let Explorida serve you the most authentic Florida experience yet!
Hop aboard our USCG–certified vessel and join your captain to embark on a scenic scallop charter trip from Crystal River, FL, to the Gulf of Mexico!! In addition to your master captain, you will be paired with an expert in-water guide who will be there to assist every step of the way, for no additional cost. Upon arrival to the scallop grounds, jump in for a salty swim! Your guide will ensure you know just what you are looking for and show you how to scoop your score. Once you are comfortable in the water, your guide will scallop along with you to contribute to your haul and help you get as close to limit as possible! At Explorida, we are dedicated to going above and beyond… so your captain and guide will even shuck your scallops for you!
SCALLOP IN STYLE!
OUR SCALLOP BOAT IS EXTRA COMFORTABLE FOR SMALL GROUPS BUT CAN ALSO ACCOMMODATE GROUPS WITH UP TO 14 PASSENGERS!
That’s right—our scallop boat is one of the only in the area that is certified by the United States Coast Guard to safely carry more than six passengers on scallop charter trips out of Crystal River, FL. Our group bookings will never exceed eight passengers, but our single boat can accommodate up to 14 passengers making it a great fit for the whole family!
Specially priced private rates and group discounts are offered for parties larger than eight. Round up the scallop squad and ride in comfort under the full shade of our double bimini top, and enjoy the views from our back to back bench seating. This boat ranks in the top of its kind for comfort. More friends means MORE FUN! Don’t Miss out! Book your tour now!
WHAT’S INCLUDED ?
- Fishing License For All
- Mask, Snorkel, Fins
- Scallop Bags
- Coolers with Ice
- Bottled Water
- USCG Master Captain
- In Water Guide/ Scalloper
WHAT TO BRING ?
- Soft Sided Coolers/Insulated Bags
- Lunch, Snacks, Soda/Juice
- Sunscreen (No Aerosol, Please)
- 5 Hours from Start to Finish
- Level 2/3 Snorkeling Experience
- Group Tour Max Capacity is 8
- Private Tour Max Capacity is 14
- Tours require 4 People Minimum
- Requires diving depths averaging 5-6 Feet
Summers are for Scalloping!
Spend your summer the right way… enjoying salty dives and sweet memories!
Citrus County, also known as the Nature Coast, has provided locals and tourists alike with some of the most fertile grass beds for recreational scallop harvest every year and has rightfully earned its designation as the #1 scalloping spot on Florida’s coastline!
Recreational harvest, also known as scallop season, officially begins on July 1st and lasts until the middle of September each year. The delectable bay scallop is truly a Florida treasure, so don’t miss this chance to scoop your own and enjoy the freshest dinner money can buy!
Fun in the sun for everyone!
Scalloping with Explorida is fun for the whole family!
Children of all ages can join in on the snorkeling fun, but diving for scallops is for the more experienced swimmer. While you will be snorkeling in the shallow gulf waters, scooping scallops can require you to dive down in depths of 5-8 feet on average.
Our recreational scallop charter trips out of Crystal River, FL, are limited to two gallons per person, and no more than 10 gallons per boat. This yields about a pint of meat per person which is perfect for a delightful dinner! On your scallop charter, your captain will share some of his favorite recipes or even direct you to some local restaurants that will cook your shucked scallops for you so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy!