Barrier Island Small-Group Shellfish Hunt with Naturalist


Free cancellation

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

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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This unique experience takes small-group on a boat tour to various destinations around Barrier Island in search of special sea shells. Meet your captain and certified master naturalist guide in Goodland and head out in search of rare and sought-after seashells. Tour destinations may include the Caxambas sandbars, Kice Island, Morgan Island, Second Chance Shell Bar, and others.


A small group seashell hunting tour from Goodland
Explore sandbars, islands, beaches, and other destinations
Travel with an expert in rare and sought-after seashells
Shelling tools provided: buckets, baskets, and scoopers


Kice Island is regarded as the "shellers" island near Marco. The barrier island has fantastic shells on the gulf shore but is a notoriously difficult anchorage with a shallow mangrove shoreline, and is open to wind and waves. Our expert captains know where to go, and our certified Florida Master Nauturalist guides know where to find the rarest and most exotic shells.
Boat tours explore barrier islands of the 10,000 Islands.
Tour the barrier islands surrounding Marco Island Florida. Marco Island is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off Southwest Florida, linked to the mainland by bridges south of the city of Naples. It’s home to resort hotels, beaches, marinas and golf courses, as well as a network of inland waterways. A long, sandy beach covers most of the west coast, with resort hotels in the south. Tigertail Beach Park has a tidal lagoon, popular for kayaking and paddleboarding.
Experience the mangrove estuary of the Rookery Bay Preserve. Rookery Bay is a National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Florida supported by the Friends of Rookery Bay.
Our tour includes Gulf waters weather permitting. Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast contains a constellation of enticing coastal gems. Stunning beaches, including Ft. Myers Beach, Tigertail Beach and Pensacola Beach, fringe the Gulf, down the I-75 from Tampa to Naples.
The boat tour will cruise by Cape Romano to see the famous Dome House. The Cape Romano Dome House is an abandoned house consisting of six dome-shaped modules on stilts, located approximately 300 feet offshore from Cape Romano Island, south of Marco Island, in the Ten Thousand Islands of Collier County, Florida.
See the quaint fishing village of Goodland. Goodland is a census-designated place in Collier County, Florida, United States. The population was 267 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Shelling tools including buckets, baskets, and shelling scoopers
Cooler with Ice
Complementary shelling bags


On-board restrooms
Parking fee $10

Additional Information

  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children 6 and under are required to wear life vests (provided).
  • Beaches can require walking long distances on uneven terrain, walking through water, and navigating areas around mangrove trees and stumps.

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.