There are so many ways to explore Florida’s gorgeous shorelines. From frolicking in the surf to lounging the sands, you’ll find creative beach excursions aplenty in The Sunshine State. One of the most time honored and traditional beach activities, however, has got to be hunting for shells. These Florida seashell hunting tours will take you to some of the best places in the state to add to your collection.

It’s easy to wade away the hours in the tides as you search for the perfect new shell to take home.

From shiny conchs to colorful scallops and even the odd starfish, you’ll find mermaid money aplenty on these Florida shores.

Sometimes its hard to find the perfect spot to start your hunt, though, and these tours are just the remedy. They’ll cart you to some of the most bountiful places in Florida to hunt for shells, and your experience will be even richer for it.

Pure Florida Dolphin Watch Eco Tour

Price: $69 

Address: 1200 5th Ave. South St 501, Naples, FL

Mollusks, sand dollars, starfish, and sea urchins — this tour takes you to some of the best shelling spots in Naples.

Dreamlander Dolphin and Shelling Tour

Price: $75

Address: 750 Palm Point Dr., Goodland, FL 

Explore the beauty of Marco Island’s flora and fauna and take home some natural treasures to remember your trip by.

Odyssey Dolphin Adventure Island Cruise

Price: $18.99

Address: 776 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 

Take a leisurely cruise and spot wild dolphins on your way, then stop on the shores of Anclote Island to hunt for shells.

Sweet Liberty Beach Island Shelling Cruise

Price: $50 

Address: 880 12th Ave S., Naples, FL

Explore the bountiful shores of Keewaydin Island on this shelling cruise, and sail through the Gulf of Mexico for a beautiful day on the water.

Sensational Scalloping Collective

Price: $85 

Address: 10823 W Yulee Dr., Homosassa FL

This special Florida tour allows to dive and hunt for your very own scallops. You can do what you like what the shells and cook up dinner with your favorite recipe.

Caspersen Beach Shark Tooth Combing

Price: $28.95+

Address: 4100 Harbor Dr., Venice, FL

Caspersen Beach is an extra special Florida beach, because it’s here you’ll have some of the best chances to find shark teeth. The folks at Shark Frenzy have come up with a special “shark tooth sifter” to increase your chances at finding treasures, and they’re aiming to start guided tours in the future.

Happy shell hunting!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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