Perhaps you are new to St. Pete Clearwater or visiting, are you eager to see many of its natural wonders all in one place following an enjoyable cruise? Whether you’re a snowbird or a true blue Floridian, one of the fun things to do in St. Pete Clearwater is to visit Shell Key, a local delight. Shell Key, is a small barrier island located just beyond St. Petersburg Beach and Pass-A-Grille, and is home to one of the most beautiful eco-tours in Florida!
Enjoy a little slice of St. Pete Clearwater, untainted by industrialism as you witness nature and animals in their natural setting! Arrive by quick boat ride—a ferry capable of transporting 49 passengers from the mainland to Shell Key.
Wander the white sands and find yourself a delicate sand dollar to cure and keep as a memento, and witness manatees and dolphins in a safe and idyllic environment. Or book a snorkeling tour to see what's under the sea in this idyllic setting.
Shell Key is actually one of many locations to participate in the Dolphin Smart program, an organization dedicated to responsible viewing and stewardship of dolphins in coastal bodies of water!
The key’s shuttle departs three times a day—10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00PM— with plenty of opportunities for shelling, sunbathing, snorkeling and dolphin watching! Disembark at any of the appointed times, or book a seat on the Sunset Cruise and enjoy a beautiful mini voyage through residential waterways as the sun slowly sets.
These nautical things to do in St Pete Clearwater can be purchased for only $25 per adult, children 12 and under are half price! Reserve a private charter for your next company party or wedding! Call the Shell Key Shuttle for details.
Charter cruises ferry your group around Boca Ciega Bay and include space for food, guests and notary services should you be planning a wedding or vow-renewal.
If you’re looking for something for your little ones to enjoy, the Audubon Society partners with Shell Key once a year to bring educational opportunities to fourth-grade classes throughout Pinellas County!
Sunset cruises are offered Tuesday through Sunday, (excluding Wednesday) and the shuttle cruises are offered daily! There’s even a dog friendly cruise offered, for those of you who have pooches who love adventure!
For scheduling and other information, visit the Shell Key Shuttle or call (727) 360-1348 and book this fun thing to do in St. Pete Clearwater today! Register on 727area to stay connected to things to do in Pinellas County, top events, restaurants and much more. (all photos from Shell Key Shuttle Facebook page)