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Tuttle's Sea Horse Shell Shop

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Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
Phone Number: (239) 472-0707

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ALL KINDS OF SHELL STUFF AND MORE !!!

Wow, they've got just about anything you could ever want made out of shells or shell matter. All kinds of other stuff as well. You should definitely visit this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
Frank d
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We are a friendly, well behaved family. We've been to Sanibel (and this shop) before. However, my son was looking at an item (not expensive, just $15) and the proprietor came out from behind the counter, grabbed the item and said, "Put them back!". Heck, I intended to buy the item. In fact, my family of 5 rarely gets out... More 

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Hartford City, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We also had a very bad experience. Mr. Tuttle sits behind a counter and yells at children. He yelled at our 4 year old granddaughter when she tried to show her mother something to buy and he did the same thing with my nine year old. It is a very crowded store and he seems to think the children are... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Wow, they've got just about anything you could ever want made out of shells or shell matter. All kinds of other stuff as well. You should definitely visit this place.

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Thank Frank d
Morehead City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I love seahorse so of course I had to stop at this cute little shop. It was one of those ships where you know you're going to find at least one thing you have to have-I found a couple. They sell beautiful handcrafted jewelry with abalone shells and Australian opal. Wide variety of seahorses, mermaids, fish, crab, and abundant other... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

I've shopped this store for several years. Always found the owner to be interesting and informative. Big problem this year. Nobody seemed to want to open the shop. Went several times in three weeks to shop and the store was never open. No posted hours. A couple of business owners said he opened when he felt like it. Probably won't... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Do not miss out on this relic from Sanibel's past! It is the true quintessential gift shop. Treasures abound among its hallowed walls!!! Mr. Tuttle will tell you stories of Sanibel's past and before you leave you will have a friend for life!!! A stop not to be missed!!!

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2 Thank seahorsegal1973
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Calendars, clothes, picture frames, shoes, hummingbird feeders, YES! If you need to be reminded of your trip to Sanibel, you need to stop in and pick up something. everything is reasonably priced. Eclectic island retail at its best.

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great selection of shells for getting for gifts. Even has flowers made from shells. Got some really great big shells for decoration. Lots to choose from. Friendly staff.

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great shop with large and eclectic collection of all things Island! Very reasonable prices, could find something for anyone here. Owner is very helpful and friendly.

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This shop has unique items to sell. However the staff was very rude to my son. The shop is very cluttered. We would have bought some things but after the clerk raised his voice to my son for catching a display that was falling off the shelf, we took our money to a different friendly shell shop.

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