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Shell Key Shuttle

801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
727.360.1348
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
Description: Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching.
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Fredericton, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Ok sunburn my fault,not enough sunscreen in over 90' weather. For only $25 each they take you it island and leave you there for 2-4 hours.they provide snorkel stuff and shell bags. We had a ball but the best was while I was wading a manatee went by me within spitting distance ,my husband jumped in and patted the creature.WOW.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

my daughter (6) and i were trekked down from st. pete beach and it was well worth the trip. after a short boat ride to shell key, we explored the island and found some amazing shells - the further out you trek, the better the shells! take some drinks and snacks with you...

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A warm welcome in the shop, downhill from there. The couple running it have lost their mojo, rules regulations and orders about snorkels and umbrellas. Woe betide anyone who separates snorkel from mask, we didn't fortunately but the poor family who did were treated to an underhand dosing of sarcasm. All you get for your $25 per person is a... More

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Shuttle54, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this review

Our roundtrip fare includes the use of mask and snorkel (or mask only if that is the customer's preference), beach umbrella for each group and a mesh bag for shells. We give a briefing at the dock and hand out a visitors guide to each group that has a lot of great information about the preserve along with a detailed... More

Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My friend and I took the 10am shuttle to the island and spent the next 4 hours walking the shores exploring. The water was a little cloudy and very choppy our vacation week so finding shells while snorkeling was not easy but there were still plenty of shells on the shore to collect. The further you walk away from the... More

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albuquerque, nm
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I was impressed with the value on our trip. We saw other excursions stop that did not equip their passengers as well. We were given a diving flag for safety, told how to shuffle our feet in the water ("stingray shuffle"), offered sunscreen, equipped with great beach umbrellas and a shovel, and our shell bags were big and could be... More

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Milford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is the best shell tour there is! They drop you off at the shell key island with a provided bag for shell collecting, and give you an umbrella and snorkel and mask to use. The other tours don't do that. They tell you the available pickup times so you can choose how long to stay out there. On the... More

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Kansas City
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

They claim they can show you dolphins on almost every trip, and yes, we saw lots of them. Pretty big brown spotted sting rays swimming around the Shell Island beach, but they move quickly enough that it's hard to get more than a fleeting glimpse of them. Very few spectacular shells, but the number of undamaged shells is near infinite.... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took the first shuttle out --10:15 -- and stayed until the 2:15 shuttle came back. Amazing shells were found. The big ones you need to snorkel/dive for but it was just another fun adventure for my boys. We found a huge conk shell and an abundance of sand dollars. The owner provides the snorkel equipment as well as an... More

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Girard, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Our family went on the 12:00 shuttle hoping to spend 4 hours on the Key, but they had canceled the 4:15 pickup due to winds and choppy seas. Other than that it was amazing. We only walked about half the key and stopped to shell and snorkel. The shells were the best we've ever seen at any beach and the... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When we arrived the staff treated us like we were their friends, very sweet and funny! The price is very reasonable ($25/person). This includes snorkel gear, a shell bag for all of your findings, and an umbrella. As promised, we were dropped off on the beautiful island at 12:00 promptly and picked up promptly at 2:15pm. The island is full... More

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