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Address: 801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
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Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling,...

Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching. Sunset Dolphin Watching cruises by reservation.

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Sunset cruise

Lovely couple 21 years in the making. Knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyable time. Lots of dolphin sitings. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Robin G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely couple 21 years in the making. Knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyable time. Lots of dolphin sitings. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Thank Robin G
Middleville, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can make a day of it or stay just a couple of hours. They have snorkels and beach umbrellas included. Go early for the best shelling.

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Hudson, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our day shelling. Staff are very informative. They give you mesh bag for your shells and included in your tour cost is a rental fee for an umbrella and snorkel. Great island with clear water. Only negative is that a lot of boat traffic goes past the island though and also creates lots waves and cauzmotion.

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1 Thank Susan I
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many sunset boating cruises include food and booze, music and dancing. If you after something more basic, and economical, this is it. We toured the inland waterway for 45 minutes and then, passing Shell Key, we stopped for the sunset over the gulf and the bottlenose dolphins. The weather was perfect; the sunset was beautiful; the dolphins were curious and... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shell Key is the place to find sea shells. It is a natural island with no amenities. The shuttle is a very inexpensive way to get to the key, traveling three times a day at two-hour intervals. The guys who run the boat are quick and friendly. If you need someone fussing over you, this is not that kind of... More 

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dekalb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have done this trip a few times and will go back,bring a cooler and water,snacks,snorkel gear.love this place and hope to go back this year

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Fayette, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband and I visited Florida for the three days prior to Thanksgiving this year. We wanted to find some shells and we debated about going on the trip. We were very pleased with the staff and the trip over to get shells. We found many sand dollars and very large shells. If you are unsure about whether to fit... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The shuttle departs at 10am-noon and 2pm. Returns at 12:15-2:15 and 4:15. We found that 2 hours of shell hunting was plenty of time. It takes about 10 mins from slip to island, wich is mostly preserved, except for the beach area. Being originally from NJ, and many visits to shore points, I was shocked to see the shells, stacked... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A short, enjoyable boat ride takes you to Shell Key, just minutes from the end of St. Pete and Pass-a-Grill. It might seem expensive at $25 a person but for us was so worth some more secluded, amazing beach access and great shelling. There are not amenities (food or restrooms) on this protected key, but just lots of wonderful beach... More 

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Afton, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Just took the dolphin and Shell Key Cruise are pilot Sebastian was not only knowledgeable and professional but took the time to answer any and all of our questions showed us a great time very entertaining highly recommend this business and the service they provide THANKS AGAIN

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