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Shell Key Shuttle

#5 of 30 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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Good way to spend a few hours

We took the 10 am shuttle out and the noon shuttle back. I suppose you can pack a lunch and spend... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2017
Orlando, Florida
Excellent sunset cruisel

Very pretty spot. We enjoyed a lovely sunset cruise on a small boat. It was a very reasonable $25... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
Martin W
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Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching. Sunset Dolphin Watching cruises by reservation.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1348

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

We took the 10 am shuttle out and the noon shuttle back. I suppose you can pack a lunch and spend all day, but a few hours was enough time for us. It's a nice beach, but the one by our hotel was quite nice,...More

2  Thank circularmedia
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Very pretty spot. We enjoyed a lovely sunset cruise on a small boat. It was a very reasonable $25 per person. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Lots of birds and dolphins.

1  Thank Martin W
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

We have used the shell key shuttle twice now to get to our happy place! They are safe and courteous. We really enjoy shell Key. Our 12 and 10 year old girls love looking for sand dollars, and found a few the other day. Highly...More

1  Thank RockwoodTravel
Reviewed March 25, 2017

I really don't want to use the term "cruise" but we enjoyed the pontoon boat, cruising the inner coastal, looking at the great houses, shell key and finally the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. Word to the wise: take a jacket in the spring....More

1  Thank Carla H
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Go to the very southern end of Pass a Grille by the pier after high tide, when the water is calm and shallow, you will find more shells than here for free. We did find a few sand dollars, most a bit dinged up, which...More

3  Thank Deb R
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Take the Shell Key shuttle to Shell Key and spend the day strolling on the gorgeous, shell strewn beach. The tour provides snorkels, umbrellas, and bags for your shells. Staff were friendly and helpful, and we saw dolphins on the way. The fee includes a...More

Thank lwatroba
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here. The beach was not crowded and it kept our 12 and 10 year old busy for a few hours. They provide the bags for the shells, snorkeling masks, and a beach umbrella. They have 3 different shuttle times. The...More

3  Thank NicholeUSA
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Loved, the low-key beach vibe and the Marley playing in the background! Had a nice 1.5 hour tour and loved the sunset. No dolphins were sighted, but we had watched them play in front of us at Pass a Grill beach all day, so we...More

1  Thank O2CtheC
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Decided to go to Shell key island and ride the shuttle over. Clean, friendly and knowledgeable people. Spent several hours at the beach collecting shells, sunbathing and just relaxing. The shuttle ride to the pier we saw dolphins and was able to watch them most...More

2  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Lovely couple 21 years in the making. Knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyable time. Lots of dolphin sitings. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

1  Thank Robin G
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Kris H
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
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Kelly H | Reviewed this property |
not speedy at all
Susan F
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