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Daily Boat Rentals to explore Egmont Key and Shell Key

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Clarksville, Ohio
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Daily Boat Rentals to explore Egmont Key and Shell Key

We are staying in Treasure Island and looking for cool things to do - We would love to go to Shell Key as well as Egmont Key but don't really want to do both "tours" where we are limited to the time we can spend on each. Does anyone know of a place we can rent a boat and be able to visit both locations in one day?

SPB, FL
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for St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg
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1. Re: Daily Boat Rentals to explore Egmont Key and Shell Key

Frenchy's Watersports is located at Blind Pass Marina, just across the bridge where TI meets Saint Pete Beach. They are nice people and take very good care of their boats.

www.frenchysjetski.com

Shell Key is a fun place to visit, but do be aware that (last I knew), the local boat rental companies do not permit their boats to be taken out to Egmont Key. It is a *very* tricky island to reach - there are LOTS of shallows, and you have to cross the Tampa Bay shipping channel. I understand your desire to experience Egmont on your own, but this is one place that is probably best left to experienced captains.

The Egmont Key Ferry that leaves from Fort Desoto Park goes back and forth several times a day, allowing you to decide how long you wish to spend on Egmont.

Clarksville, Ohio
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2. Re: Daily Boat Rentals to explore Egmont Key and Shell Key

Great! Thank you so much for the info! Maybe we will rent a boat one day and take the Egmont Ferry another :)

Seminole, Florida
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3. Re: Daily Boat Rentals to explore Egmont Key and Shell Key

Shell Island is very close to the mainland and much of it is restricted as a bird sanctuary. Your time will be much better spent on Egmont Key which is much larger and has a historic fort to explore. The best company is Tropical Island Getaway, see www.tropical-island-getaway.com for info or call (727) 345-4500

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