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Fishing in Homosassa

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Homosassa

Scalloping Trip

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $
Fishing in Crystal River

Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal River Scalloping Trip

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
Fishing in Crystal River

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal Coast Scalloping Adventure

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22 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Fishing in Crystal River

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Searching For Scallops

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Fishing in Steinhatchee

Inshore Fishing Charter in Steinhatchee

Steinhatchee Scalloping Trip

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22 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Fishing in Crystal River

Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Regular And VIP Scalloping Trips

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21 ft 1 - 6 People $

Most Popular Types of Scallop Trips in Florida

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Fishing in Crystal River
Fishing in Crystal River
Fishing in Crystal River
trip description for Scallop Hunting! in Crystal River

Embark on an unforgettable aquatic adventure with Captain Mark's 4-Hour Scalloping Trips in Crystal River! Dive into the crystal-clear waters and experience the thrill of scalloping like never before. Captain Mark, an expert seafarer and passionate guide, will lead you to the hidden treasures beneath the surface. As you sail along the stunning coastline, you'll be captivated by the beauty of Crystal River's pristine waters and lush surroundings. Once you reach the prime scalloping grounds, Captain Mark will provide you with top-of-the-line snorkeling gear, ensuring you have everything you need for an incredible underwater excursion. Dive into the vibrant ecosystem and witness the magic unfold as you encounter these captivating creatures in their natural habitat. Spotting the elusive scallops is a thrill in itself, and with Captain Mark's wealth of knowledge and expertise, you'll have the best chance of a successful scalloping experience. Whether you're a seasoned scalloper or a first-time adventurer, Captain Mark's 4-Hour Scalloping Trips cater to all skill levels. Learn the art of scalloping from the best, as Captain Mark shares his secrets and tips, making sure you have an enjoyable and rewarding experience. After an exciting day on the water, relax and soak up the sun on the comfortable deck of Captain Mark's boat, where you can swap stories and relish in the memories created. With the option to bring your own catch home, you can savor the flavors of Crystal River even after your trip ends. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the underwater wonders of Crystal River with Captain Mark's 4-Hour Scalloping Trips. Book your adventure now and create memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Scallop Hunting!

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
Fishing in Crystal River
Fishing in Crystal River
Fishing in Crystal River
trip description for Crystal Coast Scalloping in Crystal River

Spend the day with Captain Nick exploring the vast salt marshes around Crystal River as you enjoy the best scalloping the Gulf Coast has to offer! The shallow waters around Crystal River provide great opportunities to dive for these delicious shellfish and take home tasty table fare. Captain Nick provides snorkeling equipment and nets, bringing you to all his favorite spots. These low country waters also offer abundant opportunities to view all sorts of wildlife and many of Florida’s hidden treasures. On the day of your trip you’ll be heading out aboard Captain Nick's 21’ Sportsman center console. This beauty is powered by a 150 HP yamaha and is equipped with top of the line GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and one big Ice Box. All equipment and licenses are provided for this trip! All you need to bring is sunglasses, food, drinks, and a smile. Get ready for a good time! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal Coast Scalloping

100% (1)
21 ft 1 - 6 People $
Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
Fishing in Ruskin
trip description for Scalloping Adventure - 24’ Skipjack in Ruskin

Spend the day diving and scalloping in the beautiful waters off of Mulberry, Florida on this trip with Captain Daryll! If you've visited Florida's beautiful Tampa Bay area, you know how much this region has to offer! Wildlife viewing, clear, calm water, great fishing, and scalloping are all open to you when you come to Mulberry. If you've never been scalloping before, it's easy to learn. Using a snorkel, you'll look for scallops from the surface, then dive down to grab them. Although scallops are bivalves like clams or oysters, they can actually swim (somewhat), so you have to be quick! Even so, this trip is great for kids, who get to swim around all day while hunting for scallops, which are also delicious to eat. You'll be aboard Captain Daryll's 24' Skipjack bay boat, which is an ideal boat for this area. She sports a 200-HP Suzuki engine, and has plenty of amenities to enhance your experience, including a wireless trolling motor, Simrad fishfinder, snorkeling equipment, and more. All you need to bring on this trip is plenty of sunscreen and a smile! Captain Daryll will supply everything else you need for a great day. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Ruskin

Scalloping Adventure - 24’ Skipjack

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24 ft 1 - 3 People $$
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Fishing in Crystal River
Fishing in Crystal River
Fishing in Crystal River
trip description for Crystal River Fishing & Scalloping in Crystal River

Head out with Captain Robert to explore the endless maze of beautiful mangroves, backcountry flats, and shallow-water honey holes that make Crystal River, and Florida's Nature Coast, the go-to destination for inshore fishing and especially scalloping adventures. The Gulf Coast of Florida is home to some of the best inshore fishing and scalloping in the country. This trip gives you the opportunity to kick back, relax and catch some awesome inshore species like Redfish, Snook, Trout. And Captain Robert is notorious for putting people on big specimens. After you've caught your fill with rod and reel, Captain Robert will take you back to his favorite grass flats to snorkel for delicious bay Scallops. His expansive knowledge and experience will surely let your dreams come true. Spend a full 8-hour day aboard Captain Robert’s 24’ SeaKing Skiff powered by one 200 HP Yamaha. Captain Robert’s rig is equipped with top-of-the-line GPS, Fishfinder, Safety Equipment, Live Bait Well, Cooler, and even a Wireless Trolling Motor to sneak right up on the fish without scaring them off! All snorkeling equipment, rods, reels, lures, and licenses are included, as is the cleaning and filleting of all your fish. Don't forget to bring your own food, drinks, sunscreen, and shades. Enjoy catching some of the tastiest inshore fish and diving for delicious Scallops. Captain Robert does not disappoint! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Crystal River

Crystal River Fishing & Scalloping

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Eastpoint
Fishing in Eastpoint
Fishing in Eastpoint
trip description for Scalloping in Apalachee Bay in Eastpoint

Looking for a unique and exciting fishing adventure? Join Captain Chris for a 6-hour scalloping trip in the warm, shallow waters of Apalachee Bay! With room for four to six people, you'll have a blast catching Florida Bay Scallop, one of the state's most beloved delicacies. This adventure involves snorkeling in about 3 to 8 feet of water, using a dip net or your hands to catch these tasty shellfish. With the season running from Jul 1 to Sep 24 in Franklin and Wakulla Counties, and from Aug 16 to Sep 24 in Gulf County (Port St Joe), you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch a delicious meal. Onboard Captain Chris' 25' Pathfinder center console, you'll have an experienced guide to show you the best spots to find scallops and provide all the necessary equipment, including dip nets and snorkeling gear. This trip is perfect for families or groups of friends looking for a unique and fun way to spend the day. So, pack your sunscreen, grab your snorkeling gear, and get ready to catch some scallops with Captain Chris! Book your trip today for an unforgettable Florida experience. Read More

Flats Fishing Charter in Eastpoint

Scalloping In Apalachee Bay

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Steinhatchee
Fishing in Steinhatchee
Fishing in Steinhatchee
trip description for Morning Scallop Trip in Steinhatchee

Spend the day with Mark and Bobbi, an amazing husband-and-wife team, exploring the flats, mangrove islands, and shallows around Steinhatchee as you enjoy the best scalloping that Florida's Big Bend has to offer! The clean, clear waters in this area provide great opportunities to dive for these delicious shellfish and take home some tasty table fare. Your Captain will provide snorkeling equipment and nets, and show you all the best spots. These low country waters also offer abundant opportunities to view all sorts of wildlife, including manatees! On the day of your trip, you’ll be heading out aboard a 24' Slayer Skiff. This beauty is equipped with top-of-the-line GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, and an ice box for your catch! All equipment and licenses are also provided for this trip! All you need to bring is sunglasses, food, drinks, and a smile. Get ready for a good time! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Steinhatchee

Morning Scallop Trip

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24 ft 1 - 3 People $
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Everything to Know About Booking a Florida scallop fishing charter

What are the best scallop fishing charters in Florida?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 19 scallop trips in Florida, and the most popular trips in the area are Scalloping Trip guided by Randall, Crystal River Scalloping Trip guided by Mike, and Crystal Coast Scalloping Adventure guided by Justin.

Our guides in Florida are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2529 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a Scallop charter in Florida are Crystal River, Steinhatchee and Ruskin.

Looking for kid friendly scallop guides / fishing lessons in Florida? Check out our beginner and family friendly scallop guides in Florida.

What types of scallop fishing charters are common in Florida?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for scallop in Florida as well as flats fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Florida are scalloping, light tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but drift fishing and wading are popular as well.

How much do Florida scallop fishing charters cost?

for scallop in Florida prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $1,105, but the average price for a half day trip for scallop in Florida is $501. The average price for a full day trip for scallop in Florida is $746.

What month is best for scallop fishing in Florida?

The most popular season for scallop fishing in Florida is summer, and most anglers book their trips 17 days in advance.

Do I need a Florida fishing license for scallop and what are the bag limits for scallop in Florida?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Florida don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Florida.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We were able to schedule a bow fishing trip with captain Bobby. We had an absolutely amazing experience with him. Ended up shooting a ton of fish and saw them constantly. Bobby was knowledgeable and very personable. I would recommend booking with Bobby, we will next time we’re in the area.

    Taylor A. with Randy D. of Kissimmee, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing with Captain Greg was great fun. Who knew redfish got that big! Thanks for the memories!

    Kay T. with Greg G. of Panama City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great day fishing with Mike and Marcus. They were very friendly and worked hard to make sure we had a great time! Highly recommend.

    Sarah S. with Mike M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing with Captain Randy was a blast caught plenty of bonefish and some sharks Randy is a cool dude really enjoyed my trip

    Rick B. with Randy S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a terrific day with Pete!

    Kipp H. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Captain, great First Mate, caught a sailfish, multiple mahi mahi, Bonita, kingfish, and a giant Jack Cravel. Couldn’t have been better

    Christopher M. with Mike M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I could not have asked for a better outfit to take our family fishing. Captain Keith took us to the best spots and we caught something each time. Pat and Captain Keith were amazing with our diversity of age and skill level. Thank you again.

    Terry H. with Keith N. of Madeira Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent day, excellent fishing and Brandon couldn’t have been a better guide!

    Vic T. with Brandon S. of Ramrod Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Experience of a Lifetime! You know when you book an Air&BnB or an excursion and you have a slight apprehension due to the uncertainty of what the host guarantees? I will tell you this upfront, book with confidence. Let me explain… I’m going to do my best, but to capture the essence of what we experienced, in simple written word, is nearly an impossible task. Our guided fishing trip really started out like any other excursion. We met early morning, dockside at the “Bait House”. The host gave very clear and concise directions to our link up, what to expect and recommendations on what to bring along. The day before our trip, the staff reached out directly to ensure everyone was on the same page. We had (6) in our party. (3) adults and (3) kids. We packed our own lunches, drinks, adult beverages and snacks. This kept the guides fully engaged on fishing and not preoccupied preparing some spoiled kids’ lunch on the water. We also packed along warming layers and rain/wind gear. Our cadre of guides consisted of a captain/primary guide (Luke) and deckhand/assistant guide (Ben). Both were very cordial, professional and entertaining with their banter and dialogue. The boat was a 33’, fiberglass, Suzuki twin-engine, center console workhorse that appeared to be specifically designed for guided fishing. The live-well was fully packed with ice to preserve our harvested fish. (3) large bean bags were provided to lounge on while underway. The boat had been fitted with modern electronics for navigation, communication and fishing. Very nice, reliable, comfortable and safe vessel. Upon boarding we got a quick brief and were given ample storage space for all the gear we brought. This was key as everything must be stowed while underway. Our initial boat ride was 24 miles off the shore of Clearwater, FL. The ride was teeming with wildlife. As the sun came up, the city skyline disappeared into the horizon until you couldn’t see anything but ocean in every direction. It was magnificent. From start to finish, our guides were very organized on the boat. Gear, tackle, cabin, live bait, ect. all well organized and serviceable. As situations changed, they communicated clearly what they needed from us. Personnel management to balance the vessel and alleviate excessive listing, along with keeping the deck open to allow freedom of movement was well executed. The equipment provided was better than adequate. All of the gear was well maintained and prepped for use. From rigging and baiting to removing the fish and cleaning/prep, the guides handled every aspect of the equipment very well. My wife wanted to accomplish (2) things. She wanted to harvest fish for our family dinner that night, and catch the biggest fish. Both were achieved. We caught A LOT of fish. We began fishing for large Amber Jack, however the guide identified that the bite was slow so we shifted gears to catch our daily harvest. We slammed a bunch of amazing fish. Porgy, Hogfish, Red Snapper, Grunt and others. We also caught some fun interesting fish like: Lizard fish, Remora (suction cup fish) and blow fish. Some were even reused as bait for the huge Amber Jack we caught later in the day. After catching plenty of fish for dinner, we moved back to our original location for another run at the large Amber Jack (AJ); an artificial reef of an intentionally sunken ship. Fishing in about 80’ of water, we quickly hooked into our first AJ. After locating the targeted species, the guides quickly switched gears in an epic display of professionalism and mastery of their craft in order to draw out the largest AJs. The communication between the guides and their actions was impeccable. One man on the rod, the other in full support. As the guide asked for a certain type/color of bait fish, the other pulled it from the livewell and began to toss the same baitfish overboard. When that particular bait was unsuccessful, they moved onto another type. This was system repeated several times until they found the right bait. It was really cool to see. Very fast, deliberate and accurate fishing. Once we had the right bait, it was like the AJs were “switched on”. Shortly we were pulling monster AJs in the boat. Huge fish the size of both of a grown man’s legs. After an exciting run of pulling in several huge AJs, we were down to our last baitfish. What I’m about to tell you just can’t really capture how awesome this last cast truly was. Now, earlier in the day we had an AJ get bit by a shark. We got it in the boat and it had some teeth marks and a gushing blood. It was crazy cool. However, this last cast set into motion a series of events that we’ll certainly remember for the rest of our lives. The line was cast and immediately hooked up. My wife was fighting this monster AJ (Yes, the biggest fish of the day) for several minutes. As the AJ was retrieved and became closer to the boat (so close we could see it) two HUGE sharks swam right to it taking a gigantic bite out of the AJ. When I say “bite” I mean a literal shark-head-shaped-bite. A cartoonish bite. Like, imagine what you would see on a Saturday morning cartoon. The bite was so clean and the exact round shape of the jaws of a shark. It was remarkable. As it got up to the boat, guide Ben (in an epic display of reluctant courage mind you) reached down and pulled up this AJ. Even the pictures just don’t do this experience justice. My wife, grabbed this fish holding it right in the bitten area like a savage. She was so excited! We were all excited. As we unhooked the AJ, the guides tossed it back out and a full-on shark feeding frenzy erupted. Multiple sharks attacking this AJ in just the most amazingly violent display. This was straight up, no BS, some National Geographic sh!t. When the AJ was pulled in, nothing remained but a huge sardine head. The Gulf gave us a show we’ll never forget and it was all due to the expertise, fast thinking and relentless efforts of our guides. As if our experience wasn’t enough, our ride back was filled with dolphins, sea turtles and a host of other incredible wildlife. The guides cleaned and prepared all of our harvested fish. They even labeled them by name so we knew what types they were. Our family loves the outdoors, and we have a saying when we venture out, “Don’t expect anything”. The fishing trip that day took everyone by surprise as to how incredible it unfolded. If you are looking for an amazing experience on the water, book with confidence because we had the experience of a lifetime.

    Yuliya H. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Nick tried his best but the fish just weren't biting. Nick was very nice and knowledgeable we just wish we caught more fish.

    Andy G. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a most excellent time. We were scheduled for an offshore trip but wind and waves caused us to cancel this trip. However, we rescheduled for later in the day for a tarpon fishing excursion. This was a blast ! We saw sharks up close and landed several yellow jacks which gave us a good fight before being returned to the water. After trying and trying (never give up) we snagged a good sized tarpon. After a good fight which included multiple boat maneuvers it was brought to the side of the boat before being cut loose to fight another day. We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with the captain and first mate. Both were very attentive to us, making sure that our hooks were still baited and that we had all the help required for landing and documenting our catches before returning them to the water. A great time was had by all! The boat was immaculate and we had no issues if any sort.

    Lynn E. with Steve S. of Marathon, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fun trip I hope to book with Brice again

    Glen K. with Chris W. of Eastpoint, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an outstanding fishing trip with Captain Jack, and caught our target species at the first location of the day. In my experience this is rare. The snook were big, hungry, and plentiful. My son and his friend were astounded by the 30 inch snook's ability to fight. We had a great time, and I highly recommend Jack.

    Paul T. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great full day trip with Captain Chris. Chris really helped my wife with his patience and encouragement fight big fish in deep water and use lighter tackle at the shallower wreck. She landed nice yellowtail, yellow jack, mackerel and amberjack. Chris worked hard all day keeping us in fish and rigged as the shark tax was high though the morning. At the end of the day we got great local restaurant recommendations and tips on cooking our catch. Loved the boat playlist! Highly recommend and hope to come back to fish with Chris again.

    John K. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Would recommend to anyone.

    Ryan P. with Srbo T. of Daytona Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Scott was absolutely a pleasure to go off shore with. Very nice boat, very good with the kids, and very understanding when we had to cut the trip short. I will definitely look forward to going out again.

    Brian S. with Scott H. of Daytona Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Russel was a great Captain and our whole family had a fantastic time.

    James R. with Russell F. of Panama City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I had a great experience with Andre. He is very attentive and helpful. He put me on some great fish. Thanks again Andre

    Glenn S. with Andre L. of Sanibel, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day on the water with an awesome captain. Immaculate boat and equipment. We didn’t land any tarpan but we hooked a few and saw many. Would highly recommend this charter!

    Greg D. with Lou S. of Bokeelia, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Went out full day hunting iguana and fishing for peacock bass with 3 buddies and captain Mike was awesome he got us onto the fish on the fist cast caught a bunch of different species as well as the targeted fish. We also got a ton of iguanas and my wall hanger Muscovy duck ….would highly recommend captain Mike! Thanks again buddy!!

    Tyler W. with Michael O. of Plantation, Florida

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