A guided shelling excursion to 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge


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Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Learn how and where to hunt for the best seashells during this guided boat tour to the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, departing from Goodland. Led by a certified master naturalist, this shelling excursion will take you to untouched coastlines in the Gulf of Mexico, with a chance to spot local wildlife species like sea turtles, bottlenosed dolphins, pelicans, and manatees.


A family-friendly shelling excursion to 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge
Listen to expert commentary on the science of sea life from your naturalist guide
Escape the crowds and discover remote and untrodden natural landscapes
Tours are capped at 17 travellers for more personalized attention


The 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge, adjacent to Everglades National Park, is inaccessible except by boat. Our tour, led by an experienced sheller and certified master naturalist, is limited to 6 persons and will whisk you to a remote barrier island within the Refuge. While barrier islands such as Sanibel or Captiva offer great shelling, these islands rarely have a foot print on the beaches.
Not only can you experience great shelling in a remote location, you will have the opportunity to see dolphin, possibly sea turtles or manatee, and a multitude of birds such as ospreys, eagles, roseate spoonbills, pelicans and the like while cruising to your island.
While shelling, learn about the nuances of tides and currents and how it affects sea life. Your captain/guide can make your tour a family learning experience.
While shelling on the uninhabited islands facing the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island is part of your horizon viewl
Some of the unihabited barrier islands beaches that shell face the Gulf of Mexico. Wonderfull shelling and spectacular views


Playfull dolphins!
10,000 Islands Shelling Tour


Please bring water, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, water shoes, bags for your shells and a towel

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.