Scalloping in Homosassa
Enjoy a scenic ride out the Homosassa River to the BEST scalloping grounds in the state.
Every year, from July 1st to September 25th, seafood lovers from all over the Sunshine State and beyond venture to Citrus County for these tasty morsels. Snorkel in crystal clear water usually waist or chest deep over pristine grass flats and bag your limit of these delicious shellfish.
Scalloping is part snorkeling experience, part treasure dive and part saltwater fishing experience that can be enjoyed by family members of all ages. Spend quality time with your family and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Some clients will book an entire day and spend half the day fishing and the other half day scalloping. Our custom 24 foot Carolina Skiff, (floating barge), can comfortably handle six diver's and is equipped with a ladder for your convenience. All it takes is a snorkel, a mask and a mesh bag to get in on the action.
The bag limit is 2 gallons of whole scallops, (in the shell), or 1 pint of scallop meat per person per day. In addition, no more than 10 gallons of whole scallops or 1/2 gallon of scallop meat may be possessed aboard any vessel at any time.
Cleaning of scallops is available dockside. We supply license, coolers, ice and expert instructions, in and out of the water. What you'll need to bring is snorkel, mask, fins, drinks, food, and sun protection, (hat, t-shirt, lotion, sunglasses).
Homosassa scallop tours cost $300.00, for one to four people for a half day adventure and $50.00 for each additional person up to six people. We do two Scallop charters per day, the morning charter is from 7 to 11AM, and the afternoon charter is from Noon until 4PM. We highly recommend the morning charters for a few reasons, fewer boats so it's not as crowded and much safer, (especially weekends), it's not as hot and less chance of summertime thunderstorms. We have perfected the technique of catching Scallops in Homosassa, and over the last few seasons, we usually catch our limit of scallops within two hours! We have many clients that return year after year to enjoy what is best described as an "Underwater Easter Egg Hunt"!!
This is one of our busiest seasons of the year, so book your scallop charters early!!!