Want to have the most fun time you ever had with family and friends? Come scalloping with us! Steinhatchee is the Scallop capital of the world!
Floating in the clear water of the Gulf of Mexico, picking up scallops laying on top of the grass in 2 to 3 feet of water is an experience you will never forget. People come from all over the world to enjoy this recreational activity in Steinhatchee, Florida during scallop season, which runs from July to September each year.
Your casual fun day with family and friends begins mid-morning as you board your scallop vessel with your food and drink.
All scallopers are required to bring their own mask, snorkel, and fins. I highly recommend that you take the time to purchase these items ahead of time, to obtain the appropriate size for a comfortable fit. If you are not new to snorkeling and already have this equipment at your disposal, it is recommended that you take the time to check your equipment for fit and function. Bad equipment makes for a bad trip.
Call Captain Jim (423) 330-0101 or make your reservations online.
Scallop charters can handle up to 6 people per vessel. Got more than 6 family and friends? No Problem! We line up multiple captains and vessels for you to scallop together in the same area and even lash boats together for a very unique picnic on the water. Bring one or bring all, your memorable fun is about to begin.
Capt. Jim provides for you:
- Boat and fuel
- Tackle ( rods, reels, artificial baits)
- Fishing license
- Dry storage for your cell phone, camera, wallet, etc
- Ice chests for your catch, food and beverages
- US Coast Guard-approved equipment
- Bait (Captain’s choice)
What you need to bring:
- Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) – please check your equipment for fit and function
- Hat or cap
- Sunglasses (polarized lens enhance the view!)
- Sun block
- Food, beverage (no glass containers)
- Non-marring deck shoes
- Camera (for that perfect moment)
- Ice chest for taking home your catch
Capt. Jim’s boat has the following for your safety and convenience:
- Dry storage for your belongings
- Fish box
- US Coast Guard-approved safety gear (for children and adults) type 1 commercial vests
- First aid supplies
- GPS/depth finders
- 2 VHF radios
- Power pole
- Top quality rods and reels
Remember, you will be out in the elements. Please be prepared. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, or sunblock, sunglasses, hats.
*Capt. Jim highly recommends that you bring a shirt that can be worn in the water. It is easy to get a sunburn on your back; you are cool in the water and don’t realize how much sun your backside is getting!