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Scalloping Charters

Scalloping in Homosassa

Based out of Homosassa Fl. our scalloping charters are unique and fun. The trip starts as we meander down the beautiful Homosassa River. This is a glimpse as to what old Florida was. Old cracker shacks, Bald Eagles, dolphins and jumping mullet are just a few of the things you will see as we glide across the dark silky waters of the river. Once out of the river we will make our way to the picking grounds. Scallops vary in size and color, but the shape remains consistent no matter the size. If you can imagine an underwater Easter egg hunts, that is what we are doing; instead of eggs we are searching for crustaceans. You and your crew will don your masks and snorkels, (don’t have any, we will have them for you) and slide into the refreshing cool, clear grass flats in the Gulf of Mexico.

Once the limit has been reached you and your crew can help clean your scallops or opt to have one of the scallop cleaning groups do it for you. The groups are usually affiliated with the local high school band, cheerleaders or other sports teams.

Our Scallop Charters are a little different than the competition.

Here is what you get for your scalloping charter

  • A night’s stay at the Old Church house located just 2 blocks from McRae’s marina. (House sleeps up to 12 so there is plenty of room for the whole family. For the 2 boat charters.)
  • Days scalloping (usually 4 to 5 hrs) for up to 6 scallopers.
  • A beautiful boat ride down the Homosassa River
  • A place to clean up before you head home
  • Scallops cleaned and bagged for you.
  • Well behaved pets are welcomed as long as they are kennel trained

All of the above is included with your Scallop Charter for just


*starts Aug 1st

*the night stay is for the night before your charter. Not the night after.