, Shelling on Marco Island

An ageless past time, suitable when visiting Marco Island any time of the year and the idyllic way to reconnect in nature with family and friends or on one’s own - Shelling!


The Ten Thousand Islands hosts shells galore!  Remember your bucket, shovel and sunscreen next time you visit with us at the Boat House Marco, to ensure an afternoon of sandy discoveries.  Best navigated with help from the local pros, the islands are known for their wide assortment of shells, including sand dollars, conch shells, murex shells, worm-snail shells, Florida spiny jewel boxes, lightning whelk shells and the prized Junonia shells among many other types of shells.


Shelling Tours are offered through reputable local companies including:

Sand Dollar Shelling is open seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm, hosting small groups of no more than 6 per excursion.


Give Captain Joey a call or text to book your excursion: (239) 301-8913


Sea Shell Tours Offers strictly private tours (only you and your party are on the boat) for up to six to enjoy 3 hours of the best shelling around Marco Island.  If your crew seeks a more casual adventure, they also offer a Canal Cruise and Marco 360 tours where you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.  


Call or text today: (239) 963.4857


Off the Hook Adventures Offers strictly private tours for 2 - 6 passengers.  Bookings are managed strictly online, so go to their website today.


Call today: (239) 571-4665


Marco Island Shelling Tours Join famed Travel Channel tour guide, Captain Jim, for a 3 hour tour of secluded islands with shell laden beaches ready for you to explore.


Call today: (239) 309-1806


If you prefer to venture on your own, we suggest the short ride to our acclaimed Tigertail Beach.  Just off of Hernando Drive, this 30+ acre, barrier island beach offers hours of sunny fun and relaxation.  With public parking, full facilities and a playground, bird watching and stellar sunsets - it’s memories waiting to be made.


Regardless of your travel plans, we look forward to welcoming you at the Boat House Marco, and are currently offering hot rates throughout 2020 which you can see here on our offers page.

, Shelling on Marco Island