scalloping adventure



Welcome Aboard River Life! Our custom BeachCat catamaran deck boat. Designed for the ultimate Scalloping Adventure!!! 

Provides a Bimini for shade, Spacious deck, Comfortable Seating, Bluetooth Stereo System hook up, Lots of cup holders, Sturdy Ladder and a Fresh water hose to rinse off! Enjoy a Smoother & Faster ride out to give you more swimming time in the water to find scallops!

We bring you out to pristine seagrass beds of the Gulf Of Mexico to snorkel for Scallops!!! 

You will see fish, sea turtles, corals, sponges, starfish, and seahorses on this adventure undersea!

It’s a very scenic boat ride out! Many times we see dolphins, manatees, ospreys, etc. There’s no saying what surprises we may encounter on this adventure!!!

This fun swimming adventure is an active sport here in the summertime and an absolute blast! It’s like an underwater Easter egg hunt!!!

We provide the license, snorkeling gear for all ages, and all equipment needed to harvest bay scallops! No prior experience is required, however we recommend prior experience swimming and snorkeling. We provide education, safety and expert advice so your group can have the best experience on the boat ride out to sea! 

 Homosassa River ( Citrus County ) Season runs July 1st – September 24th

We highly suggest booking this experience and lodging several months in advance because this is one of the funest experiences and the busiest time of year! Weekends are the first to go!!!

The bag limit is 2 gallons of whole scallops (in the shell) but no more than 10 gallons per vessel. 

All you need to bring is a bathing suit, sandals, sunblock, towel, sunglasses, dry change of clothes and a cooler with food & beverages of choice. ( Alcohol is allowed if you’re 21+ ) Be ready for a full fun day in the water!!!

* We have a 3 Person Minimum due to the amount of fuel, time and logistics involved.

$375 ( 1 ~ 3 People ) $85 Per Additional Person 

Departure Time: 8:00am

Homosassa Springs Marina



Where is the Best Scalloping in Florida?

Nature Coast Eco Tours of West Central Florida provides the best scalloping experience in the state. The company is based out of Citrus County, which is home to some of the most beautiful rivers and estuaries in Florida.

What is the best time of year to go scalloping?

The best time to go scalloping is from July to September. This is when the water is warm and the scallops are plentiful.

Where to go Scalloping in West Florida?

Nature Coast Eco Tours has incredible Scalloping tours departing from Homosassa River. Nature Coast Eco Tours is one of the only scalloping tour company in Florida with a a life time of experience and Naturalist on staff, ensuring you the safest and most enjoyable scalloping experience possible!

Can you scallop in Homosassa River, Crystal River, Citrus & Hernando County area?

Yes! The best time to go scalloping in Homosassa is from July to September.

What do I need to bring on a scalloping tour?

Bathing suit, sunscreen, a towel, cooler with food and drink, and a desire to have fun! Nature Coast provides all snorkeling gear.

What is the best time of year to see manatees?

The best time to see manatees in Citrus County is from November to March. This is when the spring fed rivers is warm and the manatees are most active.


Nature Coast Eco Tours