Shells and dolphins — what more could you ask for?! Join us for a fun-filled, sunny afternoon guided by local captains to ensure that you see plenty of wildlife! Book your shelling tour online today.
- Adult (13+)
- Child (2-12)
- Infant (2 & under)
Experience Egmont Key Snorkeling with Dolphins and More!
You may want to picnic in the soft gentle sea breeze under swaying palm trees or maybe just relax and sunbathe while the kids build sand castles nearby. You can hike through the Spanish American War forts, explore around the Egmont Key lighthouse, go shelling, look for Megalodon shark’s teeth, and snorkel from the shoreline. You can snorkel for up to two hours on your tour! Get ready for an action packed adventure and the experience of a lifetime!
Pack everything you would need for a beach day: lunch, drinks, water, sunblock and towels. Adult beverages are permitted. We have large coolers with ice for you to share or you can bring your own. We supply your mask, snorkel, and fins. Don’t forget your camera!
Island Boat Adventures is happy to provide you with our top quality snorkel gear to use during your adventure. This gear includes mask, snorkel, and fins. We offer life jackets, snorkel vests and swim noodles for those who would like a little extra help floating along the ruins. Your crew is available to give you instruction on how to use all of the equipment.
This exquisite island is home to white pristine beaches, shelling, nature trails and warm Gulf water inviting you in for swimming and snorkeling. The beautiful Island Key supplies the Tampa Bay area with interesting history and vivid beauty. The Egmont Key lighthouse, the old soldier cemetery, and the ruins of old Fort Dade give you a sense of being in a different era. Egmont Key is the Gem of the St. Petersburg area and a Florida State Park. Egmont Key is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay in the Gulf of Mexico and is only accessible by boat.
Egmont Key has a rich military history dating back to the 1800’s . You may follow the nature trails to find and explore the two remaining forts from the Spanish / American war era, visit the old solider cemetery, the Egmont Key lighthouse and the many other historic structures on the island. Egmont Key is a Florida state park and a wild life refuge providing a safe home to many Florida native birds, gopher turtles, and box turtles. Egmont Key is kept in immaculate shape by the rangers and volunteers. The crew at Island Boat Adventures are dedicated to keeping Egmont Key beautiful.
Come Along With Us As We Explore Underwater Worlds!
Egmont Key Snorkeling
Whether you’re a first time snorkeler or a pro, The best snorkeling spot in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Area is over the sunken ruins of Old Fort Dade. This is our first stop, we will jump in the refreshing water of the Gulf to enjoy some awesome snorkel time. You are sure to see lots of native marine life. Once you dip your toes into the emerald green Gulf water, you will be amazed by the number and beauty of the tropical fish swimming alongside you. The sunken ruins have molded themselves into an artificial habitat for a variety of native fish including Tarpon, Snook, Trout and Grouper. We often see Manatee while we snorkel the ruins. Starfish, Seahorses, Sand Dollars, Fighting Conch, Hermit Crabs, Sting Ray are just a sampling of the marine life you may see.
Find Shark Teeth From Millions Of Years Ago!
Megalodon Shark Teeth
We do find shark teeth from the extinct Megalodon on Egmont Key! Megalodon Shark teeth are fossilized from millions of years ago! Sharks loose lots of teeth and they are continually growing new ones. They have 4 rows of teeth and loose several hundred per day. Some sharks can loose up to 35,000 teeth in a lifetime!
The shark’s teeth come in lots of color shades and sizes. The darker the tooth is; the older it is. The white teeth are more recent. We find the teeth of many different species of shark on our adventures. How many will you find?
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Check out our frequently asked questions and answers page or call us at 727-871-2628. No question is too small, we are always happy to answer. We want you to be informed and know what to expect on your adventure with us. Our goal is to provide a fun, affordable and memorable vacation experience that the whole family can enjoy.This trip is great for all ages. We are just minutes away from the Tampa Bay Area. Including St. Petersburg, Treasure Island, Clearwater Beach, Madeira Beach, John’s Pass, Tampa, St. Pete Beach, Bradenton, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, and Orlando.