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Private Scalloping Charter

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    What to Expect
    You will meet at out shop fit you with masks and fins.  The Captain will have the vessel ready and you will load up your personal belongings, bring drinks or snacks.  Once out on the scallop grounds, the guide will assist with your gear and get you in the water and hunting scallops.  The guide will help point them out and tell you what to look for - the rows of bright blue eyes!  We will provide a cooler with ice for the scallops on the boat.  Be sure to bring a bag and cooler so you can transport the scallops home or to your hotel.  Upon your return, the Captain will show you how to shuck them or you can pay a dock hand for doing it while you shower back at your room.  Most local restaurants will cook your scallops.

    Look for other denizens of the Gulf!  batfish, nudibranchs, sea turtles, and many juvenile reef fish are in the area. 

    Inclusions: Mask, Fins, Snorkels, bags, fishing license, cooler with ice, and drinking water.

    Bring: bathing suit, towels, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and a way to transport your scallops home.

    We strongly suggest a rash guard or water shirt - the FL sun is very strong while you are snorkeling.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Crystal River Watersports is conveniently located just off US Highway 19 behind the Days Inn Crystal River.  About 1 mile North of the Crystal River Mall.
    • Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Fishing License, drinking water, cooler and ice. USCG licensed CAPT and an In-Water Guide on each trip.
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    What a great day it was on the water! Check-in was fast and easy. Captain Robert and boat guide Jessica made it a fantastic morning. Everything was included and a nice, laid back feel to the morning tour. We hit a great spot and between us came up with more than 5 gallons of
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    Response from SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Private Scalloping Charter
    Responded 1 Aug 2018
    Wow, we are so thrilled that you had a great time, and left with good memories and a lot of delicious scallops. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and will make sure that Robert and Jessica know that you enjoyed your tour.
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    Three of us went with Captain Vince and firstmate, Lisa on our first ever scalloping adventure yesterday. We had a wonderful time, and both Vince and Lisa were very friendly, knowledgeable, patient and gracious. I highly recommend this tour, for the scenery as well as the
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    Response from SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Private Scalloping Charter
    Responded 1 Aug 2018
    We are so happy that you had a good time on your first scalloping trip, and hope you had so much fun that you make it an annual event. The boat ride down the small river behind our shop, and then out to the Gulf is gorgeous- and you never know exactly what you will see. After a fun day in the Gulf, those scallops are so sweet and delicious. We will gladly pass on your praise to both Vince and Lisa. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it immensely.
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