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Shell Key Shuttle

#5 of 29 Tours in St. Pete Beach Features Animals
801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1348
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Best shells

This is a must! I'm a Floridian and had no idea there were shells that big here. You can stay 2, 4... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saint Cloud, Florida
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Found a ton of shells!

We have gone on a trip last year to another island, but this one had a ton more shells. We found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching. Sunset Dolphin Watching cruises by reservation.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1348

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must! I'm a Floridian and had no idea there were shells that big here. You can stay 2, 4 or 6 hours but bring drinks as there is nothing on the island You can snorkel, walk, shell or swim

Thank bking2701
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have gone on a trip last year to another island, but this one had a ton more shells. We found 5 bags worth and 4 sand dollars. We also saw dolphins both ways and chased them on the way back. We spent 4 hrs...More

1  Thank Shanin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently went on the shelling tour with my parents. It was sort of a stormy day but the crew got us out there. It was well worth the trip. One of the easiest places to find beautiful shells and sand dollars....More

Thank bond3333
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want sun, sand, and shells this is the trip to take. You could spend the whole day on the shell island be we opted for 2 hours because of the impending weather and it was just long enough for an 8 year old...More

Thank Cliff Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a fun time with them today. There were a few dolphins in the water, saw plenty of birds and collected some nice shells. What you find can depend on weather, waves, season, etc but there were plenty of shells on the shores here....More

Thank Janna64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent time! Tons of shells, sand dollars, birds and dolphins. Definitely one of the best things to do in pass-a-grille beach and worth every penny. The captain's have the best job on the planet!! Will absolutely be going back. Thanks for a great time!!!

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fun time walking the beach and playing in the waves. Snorkel, shell bag and umbrella was included in the price. The kids were able to see dolphins while we swam off the island.

Thank Stephana B
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful trip. Captain was easy going and informational about the area. We saw dolphins and baby pelcians. Highly recommend the sunset cruise.

Thank Lynnette a
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Me and my fiancé really enjoyed this. It's just a short boat ride to the island & there are a ton of shells! There's shells everywhere on the sand so we thought it would be more challenging to look in the ocean & found a...More

1  Thank bdearing
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We were looking for something new to do with the family. This was the 1st time we went to shell key. It's a short ferry ride from the dock in pass a grille. They provide beach umbrellas and face masks with or without snorkels. We...More

Thank Vincent C
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Kris H
Hello, I am planning a family vacation for this coming Mid-December that will include myself, my husband and our two young children (my little boy will still be two and my daughter will be turning one during the trip). We are on a tight budget but very interested in spending an afternoon at the beach. I found your business when searching for opportunities to snorkel in shallow water in Florida as, obviously we will have to take turns being on the beach with the kids and this seemed perfect for us. My question is, your website lists prices for children under the age of 12 and I was wondering if toddlers still needed to be paid for (this is the first activity I have come across where "2 and under" weren't free and wanted to double check). Thanks to anyone who has information for me!
June 11, 2017|
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Response from MerryPier1 | Property representative |
Both of the kids under two will be able to go for free and the cost for the two adults will be $53.50 plus $3 for a parking pass if you come by car. That includes use of a beach umbrella, mask for the small kids, mask and... More
Steph F
Is this a speed boat or fairly slow?
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Kelly H | Reviewed this property |
not speedy at all
Susan F
Do reservations need to be made in advance for daytime shuttles? we will be in Pass-s-Grille on Friday, March 24. Thanks
March 16, 2017|
Response from MerryPier1 | Property representative |
Hi Susan. You do not need reservations to go on the shuttle but please call us for a weather check the morning you want to go. Because we are just a 10 minute boat ride, it is easy for us to add trips if we fill the boat... More