NW Florida Homosassa

Ladies, Let’s Go Scalloping in Homosassa! July 28-30 The program begins Sat. July 29. Scallop Sat. or Sun. or both. Register ASAP as this trip is nearly sold out and will close.

Scalloping is a blast! REGISTER by clicking HERE

Note Hotels are very booked as of January so you should try to book this by end of January. After that you might be out of luck for lodging or scallop boat availability.

For Homosassa scalloping, snorkel in crystal clear water, hold your breath, take a shallow dive down, place either your hand or small dip net behind or under the scallop, and gently place it in your mesh bag. For scallops you will learn what to look for, they have blue eyes that shine. A novice can do it. You can get multiple scallops at a time. The boat works as a team go get scallops then shares them. They are great to eat and some local restaurants there may cook them for you. Plus our guides have excellent recipes.

Scalloping is part snorkeling experience, part treasure dive and part saltwater fishing experience that can be enjoyed by family members of all ages. Spend quality time and create memories that will last a lifetime! Enjoy a scenic ride out the Homosassa River to the BEST scalloping grounds in the state. To see a video about scalloping from our speaker click HERE.

All it takes is a snorkel, a mask and a mesh bag to get in on the action. Bring your own for your own comfort or they have snorkel setups.    

The bag limit is 2 gallons of whole scallops, (in the shell), or 1 pint of scallop meat per person per day. In addition, no more than 10 gallons of whole scallops or 1/2 gallon of scallop meat may be possessed aboard any vessel at any time.

Cleaning of scallops is available dockside. We supply license, coolers, ice and expert instructions, in and out of the water. What you’ll need to bring is snorkel, mask, fins (if you have), drinks, food, and sun protection, (hat, t-shirt, lotion, sunglasses).

We highly recommend the morning charters for a few reasons, fewer boats so it’s not as crowded, (especially weekends), it’s not as hot and less chance of summertime thunderstorms. However if you like to sleep in then do the afternoon.

Our guides have perfected the technique of catching Scallops in Homosassa, and over the last few seasons, they usually catch our limit of scallops within two hours! It’s like an Underwater Easter Egg Hunt!

While it’s mostly ladies, men and teens can register too to include the family.

Registration is only $45 per person, scalloping is $110 per person for a 4 hour trip. You book your own room, see below for choices.

Note: We have one lady who wants to share a room, email us through our contact form if you want to do this.

Agenda:

Saturday scalloping, optional kayak to the springs on your own. Pick your scalloping days, one or both.

Around 5:30 pm we will meet (location to be determined) to hear about scalloping from Red Ed (Betty the Founder has scalloped with him and he is excellent and offers other boats with great reputations you will like). If you have already been scalloping, talk about your adventure!

After our meeting and speaker we will select a place for everyone to dine and network TBA so you can meet all the others and make new friends.

Sunday more scalloping. Optional kayak to the springs on your own if you wish.

Boats leave from near Mac Rae’s of Homosassa, 5290 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL 34448 but they are sold out for hotel rooms. There are some smaller hotels in that area but most are already filled. So we are offering other hotels about 10 miles from there, not far. You can choose and book your own hotel and meet the ladies Saturday early evening. So if we are not at the same hotel you can hook up with the other ladies and make friends. You will have to get from your hotel to the boat.

This is one of their busiest seasons of the year, so book early! Like NOW. Really in January a lot of hotels are already sold out.

Boats take up to six people.

$110 pp for 4 hour scalloping trip by boat. You can do multiple trips like Saturday plus Sunday and also there is excellent kayaking to the springs you can book on your own through your hotel.

Fishing Times and choices:

  • Saturday 7 to 11 AM or Noon until 4 PM
  • Sunday 7 to 11 AM or Noon until 4 PM.

Be flexible in your time decision as we may have to merge trips to fill a boat. In that case we will notify you if we have to change your time to fill a boat.

Most popular choices: Sunday 7 to 11 AM, Saturday 7 to 11 AM

Overnight Hotels:

 We are offering a selection as soon all hotels will be sold out, this is a busy season.

 Book for nights Friday, July 28 and Sat. July 29, come earlier, stay later if you wish! Or stay just Saturday night if the hotel has availability for one night. We have no special rates for these hotels as this is their busy season. All the hotels below are 9-10 miles approx from where the boats depart.

Plantation on Crystal River
9301 W. Fort Island Trail
Crystal River, FL 34429
800-632-6262 The nicest place to stay. About $199 for their lowest priced room unless you use our Special for only 10 rooms:  $177 facing parking lot.

Water view with a patio – $217.  A standard room with a water view $197. 

These rates end on April 30th. Must reference Ladies, Lets Go Fishing and call on phone for this rate.
This is on a canal and dolphin and manatees come right up to the seawall. They have a concierge for setting up kayak trips too. It’s a nice place and they support LLGF with an auction donation per year.

Hampton Inn – Crystal River
1103 N Suncoast Blvd.
Crystal River, FL 34429
352-564-6464 On Orbitz at least 6 rooms available approx. 152 nite

Holiday Inn Express – Crystal River
1203 NE 5th St.
Crystal River, FL 34429
352-563-1111 On Orbitz approx. $108/night we heard this is a nice place. 4 ladies staying here so far. We heard this hotel is already sold out.

If you like to camp check out campgrounds in the area.

Or search for your own hotel. Hope to see you there for this awesome adventure!

Reservation and Cancellation Policy Please Read as your cancellation affects boat capacities and other people on the boat.

Before registering see our No Worries Cancellation policy with certain cancellations 2 weeks before the event.

Want to share a room? Put your information HERE and we’ll put you in touch with others!

REGISTER by clicking HERE