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Discover Your Perfect SWFL Adventure with Ali's Shelling Tours!

Choose your preferred tour and let Ali's expertise and passion for shelling create unforgettable memories on the enchanting shores of SWFL, or just click the button below to view the tour schedule to see what's available on what date!

Guided Shelling Boat Tour to the 10k Islands

(Private/Shared, 4-Hr/5-Hr)


Experience a relaxing backwater boat ride through mangroves to reach our guided shelling destination in the 10k Islands where you will enjoy several hours of shelling bliss on an uninhabited island! Collect and identify beautiful shells and beach finds along the way. Licensed & Insured Captain will pick us up at Goodland Boat Park. Ali is your Shell Guide! 4-Hr Tour includes travel time to the shelling destination, which is approx 15 minutes each way. This tour could involve exploring up to 2 different islands and will definitely involve a lot of physical activity - walking/raking/digging/shelling!

SWFL Shell Guide Junonia Kiss

Unguided Shelling Boat Tour to the 10k Islands

(Private/Shared, 4-Hr)

Experience the freedom of exploration with our Unguided Shelling Boat Tour to the 10k Islands. Led by a licensed and insured boat Captain, embark on a solo adventure to the shelliest island in the 10k! Spend several hours indulging in self-guided shelling bliss, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the island. With no guide to dictate your pace, this tour is perfect for experienced shellers familiar with the terrain. This tour launches from Goodland Boat Park and is a 1-island tour. 4-Hr Tour includes travel time to the shelling destination, which is approx 15 minutes each way.

swfl shelling boat tours

Shelling Boat Tour to Keewaydin Island

(Guided/Unguided, Private/Shared, 4-Hr/5-Hr)


Treat yourself to a boat ride through backwaters, arriving at the southern sandbar end of Keewaydin Island. Book this option during a magnificent negative low tide for the best and most abundant shells! Licensed & Insured boat Captain will boat you to Keewaydin Island and your guide will be Ali. This tour could involve a lot of physical activity - walking/raking/digging/trudging thru water! Note that tour length includes travel time to Keewaydin, which is approx 30-45 minutes each way. Launch location will be determined the day before the tour takes place and will either be Bayview Park in Naples, or Goodland Boat Ramp near Marco Island.



To ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment, please take note of the Guest Requirements & Recommendations:

1. Boarding and Disembarking:

  • Guests should be able to easily step on and off the boat, occasionally climbing ladders for access.

  • Comfort in the water and basic swimming skills are necessary.


2. Mobility:

  • Participants should confidently embark and disembark from the boat with minimal assistance.

  • A HIGH level of fitness and endurance is recommended

  • Participants should be able to hike 1-3 miles, sometimes navigating in shallow, mucky or murky water and oftentimes over challenging tree-filled terrains and soft or sloping sandy terrains.

  • Be ready to hike in diverse weather conditions and varying landscapes.


3. Health and Fitness:

  • Guests should be in good health, capable of handling extreme elements like heat, cold, sun (no shade available), rain, humidity, rough terrain, and insects.

  • Given the nature of the tour, individuals with health factors like age, obesity, heart disease, poor circulation, mobility challenges, and severe allergies are advised NOT to book.

  • The weight limit for boat tour participants is 300 pounds. Exceptions may be considered for individuals in optimal shape and fitness. If unsure, feel free to reach out for clarification.


4. Self-Sufficiency:

  • While water and snacks are provided, guests should actively stay hydrated and maintain optimal blood sugar levels.


5. Understand How to Stay Safe In Hot Weather:

  • Shelling on shore in extreme heat poses risks to the body's cooling mechanisms. Factors like individual health conditions can amplify these risks. Click Here for some essential tips.

These guidelines are designed to prioritize your well-being and the overall quality of the tour.

Shared Tour Policy:

In order for our Shared Tours to take place, we require a maximum capacity of 6 guests to be reached. Should the number of guests in a shared tour not reach capacity, the tour may be subject to cancellation or rescheduling. 

Private Tour Policy:

A Private Tour reserves the entire boat with a single flat-rate booking and can accommodate up to 6 guests. This booking secures both the boat and captain, ensuring a confirmed tour without reliance on additional guests to fill remaining seats.

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