Scalloping Homosassa Charters Half Day Adventure
Scallop season starts July 1st and runs through September 24th. If you like the idea of treasure hunts then you will love scalloping in Homosassa. All you will need is a mask, snorkel and fins to jump in and experience the adventure of diving for scallops. On your trip, you will pick up scallops from the crystal clear sea-grass flats at a water depth of 3 to 6 feet. The limit of scallops is 2 gallons per person per day and not more than 10 gallons per boat per day. There are approximately 250 to 300 scallops in 10 gallons. That’s a lot of meat!
$350 1-4 passengers *approximately 5 hours*
$50 for each additional passenger
(Maximum of 6 passengers)
We do not guarantee which captain you will have for the day on your scalloping charter due to scheduling issues they may not always be available.
However, we will do our best to match you up with the captain of your choice. If the captain that you choose is not available to do your scalloping charter the day of the trip we reserve the right to place you with another captain.
As you make the journey down the beautiful Homosassa River take in the sites. As your leaving port notice the shrimp and crab boats docked to the left. Imagine in your mind these hard working men and women bringing in fresh sea food carrying on a family tradition that generations past also did.
Small cabins can be seen hidden beyond the trees on small islands. You will also see different species of birds. Keep a close eye as you scan the trees and you may see Bald Eagles and Ospreys. At the mouth of the river you may encounter the groups of Dolphins wanting to play in the boat’s wake. On a scalloping charter adventure there is something for everyone.
Just a few more minutes as we ride out into the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Your Captain knows exactly where to go to find the are in 3 to 6 feet of water that will be plentiful with Scallops. It is now time to put on your gear and get ready to explore the Gulfs floor to find those delicious treats.
Now that you have your limit of Scallops ( The Legal Limits are: 2 gallons in shell per person up to a maximum of 10 gallons in shell per boat.) You can choose to clean them yourself back at the dock ( Captain will give you a demonstration) or as we always recommend you can have the Local Scallop cleaning crew do the dirty work for you for a small fee.
While the Local Boys are cleaning your catch you can spend a little more time on the water for a small additional fee. You can have your Captain take you to the freshwater head spring of the Homosassa river. At the spring the water remains a consistent 72 degrees all year around. What better way to rinse and cool off while floating and enjoying a cool beverage? You may even want to put the mask and fins back on and see if you may have a chance to swim with the Manatees.
Going on a Homosassa scalloping charter will be one of the summer’s most memorable times. It’s an adventure that is suitable for most age groups. At Scalloping Homosassa Charters we take pride in what we do. We want every one of our customers to walk away with great memories.