Marco Island Shelling Charter

Picture yourself strolling along pristine sands, the gentle surf washing over your feet as you uncover an array of exquisite shells. From vibrant conchs to delicate sand dollars, the beaches of Marco Island are a shell collector’s paradise. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you to the best spots, sharing tips and insights on the diverse marine life that makes these shores their home. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a curious beginner, our shelling tours promise an enriching and exhilarating experience for all. So, grab your bucket and join us for a day of discovery and delight with Reel Kind Shelling Tours!

About Our Shelling Tours

Enjoy an approximately 20 minute boat ride out into the Ten Thousand Islands for your Marco Island Shelling Tour, where we will visit one of a handful of barrier islands and scout for a large variety of colorful shells in all shapes and sizes. This Shelling Cruise is run specifically by the tide for optimum shell exposure. We also offer different trip lengths to maximize you chance to find those once in a lifetime shells and make it a shelling trip to remember! Our Guide’s are all retired Florida Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer’s or Florida Master Natuaralist’s who strive to make every trip the best trip you have ever had. We know the waters like the back of our hands and work hard to make sure you are having the time of your life. 

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Where We Shell

Unleash your inner beachcomber and join us for an extraordinary shelling adventure with Reel Kind Tours! Nestled along the stunning coastline of Marco Island, Florida, our shelling tours offer a unique opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and bountiful beaches in the area. Departing from 750 Palm Point Drive Slip #3 & 4 in the quaint town of Goodland, our tours are designed to take you to hidden gems where the shoreline is dotted with treasures waiting to be discovered.

Tour Options

Three Hour Tour: $94

Four Hour Tour: $140

Six Hour Tour: $179

 each plus Tax

Experience a bit of scenic beauty in the Ten Thousand Islands and take a step onto one of the islands to do a bit of shelling. We require a phone call before each shelling trip.

Know Before You Go...

It's Important To Understand, A "Shelling Trip" Is Just That!

We want to maximize your Marco Island Shelling Tour experience, and will not use your time on other activities. The shelling cruise involves a quick boat ride to a barrier island within the 10,000 Islands where you will disembark the boat and be free to explore the island for the shells you are hunting. Your Captain will check in with you periodically to answer any questions you may have about the shells you’ve found; and will also talk about the local ecology of your surroundings. When the time is over you will get back on the boat for a quick ride back to dock we left from. If you are looking for information on the wildlife and surrounding area please consider a combo tour or one of our eco tours which go into educated detail about the living creatures in our unique eco system. Our Captains are all educated certified FLORIDA Master Naturalists, and our team is unmatched in its knowledge of the area. 

We Were The First To Offer Shelling Trips In The 10,000 Islands, So Book Your Trip Now With The Founders And Leaders In The The Industry!

Some of the treasures that our guests frequently collect on our Shelling Tour are Rose Petal Tellins, True Tulips, Banded Tulips, Apple Murexes, Lace Murexes, Alphabet Cones, Florida Cones, Dusky Cones, Flat Scallops, Cockle Shells, Wentletraps, Nutmegs, Lightning Whelks, Florida Horse Conchs, Semeles, Florida Fighting Conchs, Broad Ribbed Carditas, Crown Conchs (sometimes called a King’s Crown), Lettered Olives, the coveted Golden Olive, and the ever-elusive Junonia.

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