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Shell Key Shuttle

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801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1348
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Wow, amazing and fun.

If you want a really great day, take this shuttle to spend time on Shell Key. Not many people and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark S
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Corrales, New Mexico
Wonderful and Unpretentious

We went on a sunset cruise that where we were one of they few people on board due to impending... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DanielF67Denver
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Denver, Colorado
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Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching. Sunset Dolphin Watching cruises by reservation.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
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+1 727-360-1348

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want a really great day, take this shuttle to spend time on Shell Key. Not many people and nice beaches make for a terrific day of shelling. Bathrooms only at the pier when you arrive, no manmade structures on the key. They will...More

Thank Mark S
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the nice review and we'll look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a sunset cruise that where we were one of they few people on board due to impending clouds. It turned out to be a wonderful night and a beautiful sunset. Nancy and the captain were wonderful hosts and treated my grandson well....More

1  Thank DanielF67Denver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colleen & Joe were our captains and they were fabulous! We had 2 adults & 4 children in our party on the noon shuttle. We will definitely take this shuttle again. We found so many shells that we could be selective. We saw crabs, an...More

1  Thank kabjackson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on this with My husband and two dogs because we were in St. Pete Beach for our anniversary. We wanted to keep the family theme and make sure we incorporated our two furbabies in everything that we did. I found out about this...More

1  Thank Lashawn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of shells - on the far side of the island. Be prepared to walk a short ways. Beautiful view. The folks that run the shuttle are nice. The only major downside is the lack of facilities. Since you are on the island for two...More

2  Thank kathyhI6656IV
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Kathy. There is a restroom on the boat, so when we return every two hours that is available to use, but you are right -- two hours with no facilities.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was a great afternoon for our family adventure. Shells, swimming, sea life, it was wonderful. Ask for an umbrella and snorkling mask as they provide them - super fun! Take water and snacks as you are ferried out, dropped off and not picked up...More

1  Thank LittleKings
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This beach is as great as it looks in the pictures. You really do find tons of shells and we found four sand dollars in two hours of looking. Wear shoes that you are comfortable walking in over sea shells unless you want to look...More

1  Thank aragl001
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you had a good time and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic day! Money well spent! We will absolutely do this every time we come back and may even take shuttle again before we leave this trip! The island was beautiful and plenty of space and shells! Live sea urchins! Live baby Octopus! Kids...More

1  Thank yankeefan1969
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Parking passes are $3 per car per day. That fee goes back to the City of St. Pete Beach. We just add it to the cost of your trip. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Took our family for the Shell tour. We had our 7 year old and 3 year old as well. We had a blast! On the way to the island we saw dolphins so the captain stopped in order for us to watch them swim. We...More

2  Thank EricaWV
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Shell Key Preserve is an 1,800-acre nature preserve located on Shell Key, an island in Tampa Bay off Tierra Verde in Pinellas County. Visitors can access Shell Key only via a water vessel and no restroom facilities are provided. In fact, the closest restroom facilities...More

3  Thank Taylor B
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We have restroom facilities at Merry Pier, the dock we leave from and we also have a bathroom on the boat that can be used while we are dropping off and picking people up. Glad you enjoyed your time on Shell Key.

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Sue K
23 August 2017|
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Response from MerryPier1 | Property representative |
There is no limit just no living shells which includes shells with hermit crabs inside
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Kris H
12 June 2017|
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Both of the kids under two will be able to go for free and the cost for the two adults will be $53.50 plus $3 for a parking pass if you come by car. That includes use of a beach umbrella, mask for the small kids, mask and... More
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