Shelling inTampa

Shelling on an Island - Collect Shells from Anclote Island Beach in Tampa Bay Area

Go shelling in Tampa Bay

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.



Charter s sailboat for shelling

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 


Rent a Boat for Shelling

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.



How Much Does Hiring a Captain Cost?

Captained Boat Special

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.

$25 per hour PLUS GRATUITY (minimum charge: $100) Tipping Guidelines here >>>
f you have 6 people or less we have a Captained Pontoon Special Package


Optional Extras

BBQ Music Rental

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!

Kayak Rental

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!

Fishing Rod Rental

Fishing Rod Rental - $7.00
Tackle Box Rental - $7.00

Fish Finder Rental

8 oz bag - $4.00
Choice of Shrimp, Squid or Fish Chunks. One of each $10.

Cooler Rental

Cooler - $5.00
Includes FREE Ice

Beach Chair Rental

Folding Beach Chair - $5.00

Snorkel Renta;

Snorkel Gear - $7.00
Includes Mask, Fins and Snorkel

Windsong T-Shirt

T-Shirts - $12.00
Tank Tops - $9.00
Can Koozies - $2.00

Porta Potti

Add a Porta Potti to any boat for $50.
This includes completely cleaning and sanitizing it. You just walk away.
Not all boats have privacy areas, in which case we will provide you with a pop up privacy tent. Includes paper and hand sanitizer.
The staff member who sanitizes the potti actually gets half the fee as he/she had to deal with your you-know-what!

Fish Finder

Add a Fish Finder to any boat for $15.
This is a portable Fish Finder which includes floating transducer and batteries.
If you booked a 20 or 22 foot Fun 'N Fish Pontoon Boat then the Fish Finder is included on your rental. If you booked any other boat you can add one for $15.


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

Clearwater Beach
St. Petersburg
St. Pete Beach

Palm Harbor
Tarpon Springs
New Port Richey

Port Richey
Spring Hill
Hernando Beach
Weeki Watchee

Hillsborough County
Pinellas County
Pasco County
Hernando County

PHONE - 727-326-7391

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