Part snorkeling experience, part underwater easter egg hunt and part saltwater fishing trip, scalloping along the unspoiled shores of crystal river and homosassa provides a salty adventure to water lovers of all ages. Scalloping in crystal river 2020 scalloping season crystal river, fl. Florida scallop season 2020 crystal river florida scalloping. Captain dan and elizabeth head five and a half hours up to crystal river to try our hand at scalloping follow us as we meet subscribers david and melissa and explore crystal river and homosassa.
Our adventure center is your scalloping headquarters, our in house guides are all coast guard certified captains and licensed dive masters and instructors. Fwcs population data wont be available to june but, we will begin scouting ourselves in april and may to see how. Crystal river opening weekend of scallop season 2018 justin whaley. Scallops florida scalloping scallop season crystal river. Fwc seeks stability in setting scallop dates local news. Theres no better place to make your scalloping home away from home than the plantation on crystal river. The scallops are plentiful this year in crystal river. Scalloping in our clear gulf waters makes for a great day, and you can even have a local.
Part snorkeling experience, part underwater easter egg hunt and part saltwater. The daily limit is two gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or one pint of bay scallop meat per person. Direct transit of legallyharvested bay scallops is allowed through closed areas. Scalloping season in crystal river starts july the 1st. Crystal river opening weekend of scallop season 2018. Searching for scallops is so much fun, some people just cant get enough.
Crystal river s nature coast area may be the most popular scallop harvesting destination in florida. Scallop season starts a week early this year and runs two extra weeks. Regulations, reports, and scalloping charter booking information. Levy, citrus and hernando counties including cedar key, crystal river and homosassa. Scalloping in homosassa and the gulf coast area crystal. Its recommended to book early as this is the busiest time of year for us. Crystal river, florida 2020 scalloping season outlook. Scalloping in crystal river is an exciting recreation for the whole family. Since scalloping reopened in the crystal river area in 2002, after being banned for several years, crystal river has proven to be one of the most poplar areas for scalloping. Levy, citrus and hernando counties including cedar key, crystal river, and homosassa. Search the sea grass beds of the shallow gulf for the tasty morsels. Lastly, the scalloping season usually runs from july 1 through september 10th. This page contains information on this years scallop season, picturesinformation on scallops and how to book your scallop charter today. With the 4 hour scallop excursion you will accompany our master captain out to the shallow grass beds of the gulf of mexico and you will be amazed at the sights.
A family tradition in crystal river scalloping in the gulf coast. With just a mask, snorkel and fins you, too, can jump in and experience the adventure of diving for scallops. Scallop season 2020 will open july 1st and end september 24th. The 2020 scallop season in citrus, levy and hernando counties will be. Scallop season dates for levy, citrus, and hernando counties. Scalloping in homosassa and the gulf coast area crystal river. Our native scallop charter guides will lead you on the ultimate underwater treasure hunt. Here at river ventures and safaris we have many scallop options for your family including departures from both our crystal river and homosassa locations this. Scallop fishing gear is quite different than your traditional fishing gear. Fwcs population data wont be available to june but from our recent scouting trips their numbers look to be in good shape our 2020 crystal river season runs july 1stseptember 24th. Its no wonder people come from all over the country to go scalloping in our local waters.791 254 1257 1293 153 92 116 1100 1244 1594 231 651 1264 35 180 314 1405 396 802 646 523 342 1345 982 1548 359 343 781 879 4 45 239 255 326 1293 841 10 14 1074 661 937 36 476 229 1203