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Shell Key Shuttle

#5 of 30 Tours in St. Pete Beach Features Animals
801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1348
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Such fun! Don't miss this!

If you want a different adventure, this is the one! They are scheduled to go to Shell Key 7 days... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2015
Kathy D
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Bit pricey!

We took our grandson over to Shell Key Preserve using the shuttle as previously we had visited... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2015
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching. Sunset Dolphin Watching cruises by reservation.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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801 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1348

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Reviewed 4 November 2015

If you want a different adventure, this is the one! They are scheduled to go to Shell Key 7 days a week but you should call to before you go to make sure on they are going. The weather is the important to the safety...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We took our grandson over to Shell Key Preserve using the shuttle as previously we had visited Egmont Key and had a great time. Shell Key itself is really interesting and we saw Dolphins, lots of conch in the water, bird life etc but be...More

1  Thank DollyD27
Reviewed 3 November 2015

The shuttle out to Shell Key was nice. The staff was very nice. I like that they offer umbrellas, snorkels, and bags to collect your shells in. They were very courteous and knowledgeable about Shell Key, which was helpful. My only complaint is the cost...More

1  Thank SomePersonHere
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Great way to get over to shell island. They provide umbrella and snorkeling gear. Went earlier to Dolphin Landing first, drove 40 minutes and they would not go unless they had at least 4 full paying adults. Not good when there is 3 of you....More

1  Thank R-thewholetruth-W
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a great trip for the price, the shuttle drops you off on Shell Key, complete with snorkel, parasol and shell bag. The "off-limit" signs are all explained on the way out and when you get there it's just a matter of picking a...More

1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Unless you have your own private watercraft the Merry Pier was probably the only way to get to Shell Island via shuttle. The shuttle staff were incredible. They shuttled you across this small area of water to a desolate island. They were extremely informative on...More

2  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This a great trip for a good price. Crew very knowledgeable and caring. When we signed up they informed us the weather condition and that we may not be able to stay out as long as we wanted. We saw some dolphins and they took...More

Thank Faith S
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

My family took the shuttle to do some snorkeling and shell collecting. The price was right and they included bags to collect shells with. My daughters were ecstatic to find so many neat shells and get to snorkel with fish on Shell Key. Totally would...More

Thank Atomic G
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Great ride to the Preserve. The captain gave tips on where to find shells, how not to step on stingrays (shuffle your feet!) and the rules (stay on the beach, except the bird sanctuary, stay off the beach, go in the water). First shuttle at...More

1  Thank WVMargarita
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The "see the dolphins" was fulfilled however the Shell Island is limited in time and access to the central area is prohibited. cost was high for what it proved to beMore

1  Thank Martin D
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2015

The island is over 165 acres with only one small area of beach closed for bird nesting. We provide a map to everyone at check in and explain the small area where the beach is closed. It takes most people over an hour to get...More

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27 July 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
Kris H
11 June 2017|
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Response from MerryPier1 | Property representative |
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
Steph F
25 May 2017|
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Response from Kelly H | Reviewed this property |
not speedy at all