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Address: 801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone Number: 727.360.1348
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Description: Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling...
Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching.
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Love to shell hunt

Shell island is wonderful. I've found so many wonderful treasures on the island. Great place to snorkel or just lay on the beach. Fish are fun to watch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Shell island is wonderful. I've found so many wonderful treasures on the island. Great place to snorkel or just lay on the beach. Fish are fun to watch.

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Fontana, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We took the sunset cruse and had a wonderful time. Great information about the bay/area and beautiful sunset! We returned for a half day fishing trip and had a ball. They work to make sure you catch fish and it's totally about you and your experience. We went back to purchase shrimp and an evening meal. Just great! Plan to... More 

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Hixson, TN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

It was a foggy, overcast day so we couldn't see much, although some dolphins did pop up around the boat when we were leaving the harbor. The island is a very short trip from shore. We stayed 2 hours, collected some shells, and the boat picked us up. You can snorkle, if you want. The boat crew are very nice,... More 

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Oakfield, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

WE took the shuttle to Shell Island and spent two hours searching for shells and sand dollars. The tour was inexpensive compared to other operators at @$25 per person. They explained the history of the nature refuge we would be visiting. If you take the first shuttle out in the morning, you may stay all day on the island and... More 

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My fiance and I debated taking the shuttle for a few days & kept going back and forth about it. One night we just decided to take a chance, fork out the $50 & hope it was worth it.. and IT WAS!!!! This is a very unique experience & unlike any other beach I've ever visited. There is simply nothing... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Shell key is amazing! The trip to Shell key takes about 10 mins from Merry pier. They supply you with a bag for the shells you collect, and you will have no problem finding them as they are everywhere! It is really a great experience whether you go there as a couple or with your family. Its peaceful and quiet.... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The island was beautiful, the boat ride picturesque, short and sweet, and I came home with beautiful memories and beautiful shells and sand dollars!

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Cuba, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We Love Shell Key, but the price has gone way up. $25 per person, kids half of that is kinda pricy for a 10 minute ride. When we started going there about 10 years ago we paid $11.95 per person, Anyone know of a little less expensive way to get 6 adults and 3 children there??

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Really good place to go shelling. There were young men surfing there, too. Completely isolated from amenities. I hear they have primitive camping on one end of the island. We just went shelling and got some nice ones.

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Wellington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We enjoyed our boat trip to Shell Key but the shelling this year is for some reason seriously lacking. Not sure what is going on. BUUTTTTT we found the biggest whelk of our shelling career- an amazing size and quality. Unparalleled frankly in all our other trips. So what can we say- overall shelling experience- so-so. The biggest find- incredibly... More 

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