Scalloping Season Returns July 19 – 28

Known for being an unbeatable destination for bay scallops, Florida’s Sports Coast is the perfect place to score these tasty saltwater clams by the fistful. Whether you’re snorkeling from the shore or diving onto our rich scallop beds by boat, there’s no better location to tackle scalloping season than Florida’s Sports Coast.

Learn more about scallop season on Florida’s Sports Coast from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.

How To Scallop

To get the most out of the 2019 scalloping season, you’re going to need the right equipment. If you haven’t gathered your scalloping supplies yet, don’t worry. Florida’s Sports Coast is full of specialty shops, rentals and charter agencies that have everything you need.

  • Equipment Needed:
    • Swim mask, fins, snorkel
    • Small mesh bag
    • Divers-Down Flag which is required by law
  • Going with a local fishing charter guide is best if you are unfamiliar with Florida’s Sports Coast waters. Plus, guides usually have saltwater fishing licenses that cover up to 5 people so you don’t have to get your own. They also know where to find the scallops to ensure a great day on the water. Find recommended guides and marinas listed below.

Find more scalloping advice and information on our blog here

All Listings

Withlacoochee River Park

12449 Withlacoochee Blvd, Dade City FL 33525

(352) 567-0264

Windsong Charters & Rentals

4927 US-19, New Port Richey FL 34652

(727) 859-0213

Windsong Sailing Charters of Florida's Sports Coast offers half & full day charters, Island Camping, kayak rentals, fishing charters, Scalloping…

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park

8737 US Highway 19 North, Port Richey FL 34668

727-816-1890

The Salt Spring looks small, but it is an amazing 351 feet deep, to our knowledge to date. Gray fox,…

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