Yes, it's Florida and one of the Florida things to do is go shelling on a beach. You don't have to be a collector, just pick up some shells to take home with you. There is no limit on dead shells. Live shells you are limited to one per person per day. Shelling is fun and relaxing on a beautiful beach.
The city beaches in Clearwater and St. Pete are not the best places to go shelling because they have been picked out. Even Caladesi Island does not have that many shells compared to Anclote Island.
The North Sand Bar at Anclote is the best place to go shelling in Tampa Bay. The reason for this is that the only way to get to Anclote Sand Bar is by boat. And that is where we come in. You have several options.
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Charter a sailboat to take you to the island. Rates are for up to 6 people. Includes captain! Includes taxes and fuel. Does NOT include gratuity for captain.
We also offer sailing lessons, wedding and engagement packages and overnight charters. Many more options and extras available, visit our sailing charters website for full details.
HALF DAY (4 hours) - From $295
3/4 DAY (6 hours) - From $395
FULL DAY (8 HOURS) - From $495
SUNSET CRUISE (3 hours) - From $295
Go to our Sailing Charters Website for more details
The Cost of the Boat
Rent a pontoon boat and drive it yourself. Depending on the size of your party, rentals on our boats start at $150 for a half day, $250 for a full day and $300 for an overnight camping trip.
Our smallest boat can take 8 adults, our largest boat can take 14 adults, depending on weight of people and equipment.
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CHECK THE BOAT OVERNIGHT CAMPING RATES HERE
Worried about getting lost, or not finding the really cool places to go? Worried you might damage the rental boat by running aground or crashing into something? Hire an experienced and licensed local captain to join you on board to run the boat for you. He/she can show you the cool snorkel places and guide you exactly on where to go and how to be safe out on the water.
All of these captains are US Coast Guard licensed. Captains are private contractors and you need to pay them directly, in cash. If you have contracted a boat for a certain period of time (such as 4 hours) but decide to return early, YOU STILL PAY THE CAPTAIN THE FULL AMOUNT FOR THE CONTRACTED PERIOD.
IF YOU HIRE A CAPTAIN YOU ARE ABSOLVED OF YOUR LIABILITY ON DRIVER DAMAGE TO THE BOAT! (this excludes any damage your party might cause). No need to worry about crashing into other boats or damaging the propeller. Your captain is responsible for this.
Beach Music - $25
We will bring our Mega Music Sound Box to the beach for you. This box puts out a REALLY great base sound. Bring your own iPod, MP3 player or phone to listen to your own music - the box has bluetooth as well as headphone input. Or listen to our selection of music, everything from Jimmy Buffet to high energy dance music, 70s classic rock, country, easy listening, love songs and more. Only $25 to add music to your Beach BBQ!
Paddle Craft Special - $45
Add any kayak or paddle board to your beach BBQ for only $45 for the full day. Your paddle craft will be waiting for you on the island!
Areas our New Port Richey location is near to in the Greater Tampa Bay Area
We are about a 2 hour drive from Orlando, Disney World and Universal
St. Pete Beach
New Port Richey
PHONE - 727-326-7391
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We sell frozen bait. We rent fishing rods and tackle boxes for $7 each.
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