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Find Treasure That Will Remind You Of A Perfect Day!

What Is Shelling?

Shelling is finding and collecting beautiful treasures from the beach! Warning, shelling can be addicting! Its not unusual for people to spend hours combing the beaches for fantastic finds. The best part about shelling is seeing your treasures at home in beautIful vases and glass bowls reminding you of sun & fun filled days along the Florida Gulf Coast. If you love shelling, then you have found the right trip for you!

Florida’s Best Kept Secret

Shelling at Egmont Key /Shell Key is Florida’s best kept secret! Our tropical island destination is covered in white sand, beautiful shells, and sand dollars. Here you will have the opportunity to hop off the boat and fill your bag with fantastic treasures! Everyday thousands of new shells are washed ashore on Egmont Key / Shell Key. Most shells are intact and they come in all sizes. You can find shells along the shoreline or just off the beach in surf of the waves. Shells native to the St. Petersburg area include Fighting Conch, Whelks, Murex, Shark Eye, Alphabet Cone, Banded Tulpip, Horse Conch, Scotch Bonnet, and Junonia.

Can I Take My Shells Home?

Yes, you can take your treasures home as long as no one is living in them. Many creatures, such as hermit crabs and baby octopus, claim empty shells as temporary homes. Please, examine your shells carefully and return return all living creatures back to the ocean promptly . It is illegal to take any live shells from the beach.


$49.00 FOR ADULTS 13 & UP

$39.00 FOR CHILDREN 3-12


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!



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.


Contact Info

Island Boat Adventures
2902 Miriam St. S, Gulfport, FL 33711