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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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Furbabies loved this!

I went on this with My husband and two dogs because we were in St. Pete Beach for our anniversary... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lashawn M
Fun, but make sure you "go" before you go.....!

Lots of shells - on the far side of the island. Be prepared to walk a short ways. Beautiful view... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 5 days 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

Thank Lashawn M
Reviewed 6 days 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

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

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

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

Thank aragl001
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

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

1  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

2  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.

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great experience with my 11 and 14 year old daughters on 7-11-2017 during our recent vacation to Indian Shores. Arrived at Merry Pier around 9:30am for planned 10am departure - easy/plenty of parking along street at that time (paid additional $3 during the shuttle check-in...More

1  Thank RLM1112015
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Among all the tours/charters that take paying customers to Shell Key, Shell Key Shuttle was the most affordable based on my internet search. As of July 2017, the cost was $25 a person (half price for children) - this includes transportation, beach umbrella upon request,...More

Thank featherlashes
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for the review. Typically the water around Shell Key is very clear. That is affected sometime by tidal changes or wind direction. It is always as clear or better than the waters off St. Pete Beach. You must have been there on a...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time yesterday looking for shells and swimming. We were given shell bags, snorkels, and an umbrella to use for the day. You also got a $3 parking pass for the meter, they can be very expensive. We took the 10:00 trip...More

Thank Lori R
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you again sometime.

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Sue K
22 August 2017|
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cyndergoldsmith
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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
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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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