The best Shelling Tour!

The Gulf Coast of Florida has a lot to offer when it comes to hidden and not so hidden coastal treasure hunts. This guided boat tour will take you to a deserted beach where you will find beautiful shells that you will take home with you as a Marco Island souvenir.

Tour Information

  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Departure Times: 7:00 am
  • Departure Location: 740Palm Point Dr, Goodland Boating Park
  • Complimentary:  Shelling Bags
  • Ages: Fun for all ages
  • Boat: Coast Guard inspected for the safest trip on Marco Island
  • Guides: Most experienced shelling guides on Marco Island
  • Tour Options: Private or per person

Shelling Tours Pricing

4 Hour Per Person
4 Hour Private Tours
Up to 6 People $675.00, up to 12 People $1,035.00, up to 17 People $1,350.00

Find the world renowned shells the gulf is known for!

Kice Island Shelling Tours

What to Expect

On our Kice Island Shelling Tours we depart from Goodland boat park. Depending on your preference and group size we have many different tour options to accommodate your party. Marco Island sits atop the 10,000 Islands. With so many amazing beaches just south of us, only accessible by boat, these islands are littered with amazing shells. Our guides have incredible understandings of tides, currents, weather patterns and prevalence of different species of shells to help you find the treasures you are searching for. Whether it’s your first time combing the beach or you are an avid collector, we know where to find the best shells this area is known for.

Sand dollars, Florida Cones, Murex, Horse Conch, Lighting Whelks, Junonias, Tulips, Olives and so many more are extremely popular finds on shelling tours. We provide complementary shelling bags on all of our tours! If you’re interested in shelling on your own, we offer kayak rentals and you can explore on your own. Check out our rentals here.

Our boats are very kid friendly, with comfortable seating and a ladder for easy boarding. A cooler filled with ice, for your drinks and snacks, is complimentary on all of our boats. Safety is our #1 concern, thats why we offer a handheld VHF radio for your group to communicate with the captain while your on the beach.


***Live Shelling is not allowed on any of our trips***


Florida Adventures and Rentals, is committed to teach our guests about to ecology that makes the Rookery Bay Reserve and the Ten Thousand Islands a tropical paradise. All of our captains and guides that will accompany you are Florida Naturalist through the University of Florida. Even empty shells play a curial role in the eco-system.



We also offer other mangrove tours through the 10,000 Islands. Check them out here!

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Find the shells of a lifetime on one of the many beaches of the 10,000 Islands!

Departure Information

We depart from Goodland boating park in Goodland FL. Just a short 10 minute drive from anywhere on Marco Island. Goodland boating park is a beautiful water access point located at 740 palm point dr. This location includes restrooms, concessions for sale of sunscreen to food and allows easy access to the northern Ten Thousand Islands or Gulf of Mexico.

  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Departure Times: 7:00 am
  • Complimentary: Shelling bags
  • Guests per Boat: Maximum 14 guests per boat
  • What to bring: Camera, sunscreen, sun protective clothing (sun shirts, hats, sunglasses), snacks and refreshments (please try to limit the amount of single use plastic you bring on our trips), water shoes.


Rescheduling: You can voluntarily reschedule or cancel the tour 48 hours prior to departure at no charge

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