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Shell Key Shuttle

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801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1348
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Shell collecting/Beach day

Nice trip over to shell key, just to look for shells and lounge on the beach. On the return trip... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
Sandy S
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Every year we take a trip on the shell key shuttle with Captain Joe to Shell Island and I always... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2015
Diane M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching. Sunset Dolphin Watching cruises by reservation.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1348

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Reviewed 18 December 2015

Nice trip over to shell key, just to look for shells and lounge on the beach. On the return trip we had dolphins following the boat, and the captain stopped and let us all take pictures!

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Every year we take a trip on the shell key shuttle with Captain Joe to Shell Island and I always find amazing shells.Captain Joe is always very friendly and knowledgeable.There are no restrooms or other facilities on the island but there there are restrooms on...More

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

This was truly a life experience. To be on an island where there are no buildings no ppl, no nothing. Just you and nature! I had hopes of finding A sand dollar and SOME nice shells. I found over 20 sand dollars along with a...More

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MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

Thank you for the nice review! Hope to see you again next time you are in our area.

Reviewed 4 November 2015

If you want a different adventure, this is the one! They are scheduled to go to Shell Key 7 days a week but you should call to before you go to make sure on they are going. The weather is the important to the safety...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We took our grandson over to Shell Key Preserve using the shuttle as previously we had visited Egmont Key and had a great time. Shell Key itself is really interesting and we saw Dolphins, lots of conch in the water, bird life etc but be...More

1  Thank DollyD27
Reviewed 3 November 2015

The shuttle out to Shell Key was nice. The staff was very nice. I like that they offer umbrellas, snorkels, and bags to collect your shells in. They were very courteous and knowledgeable about Shell Key, which was helpful. My only complaint is the cost...More

1  Thank SomePersonHere
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Great way to get over to shell island. They provide umbrella and snorkeling gear. Went earlier to Dolphin Landing first, drove 40 minutes and they would not go unless they had at least 4 full paying adults. Not good when there is 3 of you....More

1  Thank R-thewholetruth-W
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a great trip for the price, the shuttle drops you off on Shell Key, complete with snorkel, parasol and shell bag. The "off-limit" signs are all explained on the way out and when you get there it's just a matter of picking a...More

1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Unless you have your own private watercraft the Merry Pier was probably the only way to get to Shell Island via shuttle. The shuttle staff were incredible. They shuttled you across this small area of water to a desolate island. They were extremely informative on...More

2  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This a great trip for a good price. Crew very knowledgeable and caring. When we signed up they informed us the weather condition and that we may not be able to stay out as long as we wanted. We saw some dolphins and they took...More

Thank Faith S
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Sue K
23 August 2017|
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Response from yankeefan1969 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from MerryPier1 | Property representative |
There is no limit just no living shells which includes shells with hermit crabs inside
Kris H
12 June 2017|
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Response from MerryPier1 | Property representative |
Both of the kids under two will be able to go for free and the cost for the two adults will be $53.50 plus $3 for a parking pass if you come by car. That includes use of a beach umbrella, mask for the small kids, mask and... More