Scalloping Tour

Crystal River, Florida


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Scalloping Tour

Scallop season is July – September. That is a pretty warm time here in Citrus County, so getting into the water feels great! Scallops are caught by hand, while snorkeling along the beautiful salt water grass flats of Crystal River and Homosassa Florida!

Bird’s Underwater has been specializing in Scallop tours for well over a decade and will provide you with top of the line gear and knowledge!


  • Available only on July to September
  • Meeting time at 7am
  • Included:
    • Snorkeling supplies (ScubaPro)
    • Mesh bags to hold your catch
    • Ice
    • Soft drinks
    • Snacks
    • Your fishing license is included
    • Scallop Cleaning Lesson and Gear
  • The limit to catch scallops are 2 gallons/person or 10 gallons/vessel, we don’t always limit out, but it’s all about the experience we have catching them


  • Required to arrive 30 minutes prior to your start time to watch a video from the FWC and sign waivers

What to bring

  • Bathing suit and Towel
  • Sunscreen (A UPF long sleeve shirt is also a good idea)
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Beverages of choice (21+ Alcohol is permitted)
  • Lunch and Snacks
  • A Small Cooler to Bring Home Your Catch

Health & Safety

  • Upon arrival, there’s a safety briefing and scallop catching advice
  • OdoBan, a hospital grade sanitizer is use to clean wet suits, boats, and gear
  • Bleach is also use to clean masks and snorkels for safety
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Additional Information

  • Will contact in advance if the time changes
  • A low tide in the morning tends to provide the best scallop conditions
  • 40-minute boat ride through the mangrove islands on our way to some of the best scallop beds in Florida
  • It is very common to see dolphins, turtles, manatees, and birds along the way

Cancellation Policy

  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 72 hours notice of cancellation.
  • Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.


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