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Crystal River Scalloping

Find Scallops in the Shallows

Our Adventure Center offers you the ultimate gateway to Crystal River scalloping in Crystal River, Florida. Our in-house guides are all Coast Guard certified captains, licensed divemasters, and instructors, so whether you're a first-timer or you’ve been doing this for years, our team is more than happy to take you out and put you on the scallops.

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Scalloping Package

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable getaway with the Scalloping package at Plantation Resort on Crystal River. Guided scalloping package rates start at $991* for mid-week stays for two guests and includes:

  • Two-night stay in a garden or water view deluxe room, patio room or golf villa
  • Guided scalloping tour including mask, snorkel and fins with one of the area’s top captains
  • Souvenir bag with mesh scalloping bag, scallop recipes and water
  • Chef-prepared cook-your-catch from the day’s harvest (scallops or fish) for lunch or dinner and serve with two sides**
  • Breakfast daily

Or, join us at West 82° for "you catch, we cook" to enjoy your well prepared fish or scallops.

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Scalloping in Crystal River

Guests have the opportunity to explore the nearby Gulf of Mexico and discover an abundance of scallops. To embark on a scalloping adventure, one can float along the surface or gently swim over the vast grass flats in water that ranges from four to six feet deep. Once a scallop is spotted, take a deep breath, dive down, and carefully place either your hand or a small dip net under the scallop before gently placing it in your mesh bag. This is an exciting and rewarding experience that allows guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Gulf and collect delicious seafood.


Scalloping Charters

Once abundant throughout Florida, bay scallops of healthy populations that can support a recreational harvest can only be found in a few locations along the Gulf coast. With the help of the Adventure Center, organize your own scalloping charter for a guided boating trip out to pristine waters filled with the mollusks.