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UNGUIDED

SHELLING

BOAT TOUR

10K ISLANDS

4 hr shared tour 

Welcome to the "Unguided 10k Islands Shelling Tour"!

This tour is specifically designed for our experienced shellers who have explored the 10k Islands before and are familiar with its rugged terrain. If you've shelled these shores and feel confident to roam freely and shell at your own pace, this is the adventure for you!

Here's what you can expect on this exciting tour:

1. Drop-Off at the Shelliest Spots: My knowledgeable Captain will drop you off at one of the 10k Islands' shelliest spots. Get ready to discover hidden treasures and unique shells in this pristine paradise.

2. Freely Explore and Shell: With the freedom to roam at your own pace, you can spend your time shelling and immersing yourself in the beauty of the islands. Feel the thrill of finding unique seashells and making cherished memories.

3. Bring Your Essentials: As this tour is unguided, it's essential to bring your own water, food, and any necessary shelling gear. Prepare yourself for a day of adventure and shelling bliss.

4. Be Timely: While the Captain will wait on the boat during your shelling exploration, please be back at the boat at the designated time. The Captain is on a tight schedule to ensure a timely return to the marina.

This tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the 10k Islands' natural wonders and enjoy an unforgettable shelling experience. If you're ready to embrace the thrill of discovery and the freedom to explore at your own pace, this tour is perfect for you!

Book your spot now and get ready for an extraordinary shelling adventure in the 10k Islands!

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. 
 

Happy Shelling! ​ 

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LAUNCH LOCATION

This Unguided 10k Islands Boat Tour launches from Goodland Boat Park.

 

Address: 750 Palm Point Drive, Goodland, FL 34140.

 

Parking Fee: $10

Car spaces are extremely limited! All guests are strongly urged to ride-share, taxi/uber, or get dropped off at the park!

 

If you must drive, be sure to arrive as early as possible. Park opens at 6:30am. Try to arrive then.

There are restrooms at the Goodland Boat Park, but no showers nor washdown stations. 

Goodland Boat park
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WHAT TO BRING

  • WATER
  • LONG-SLEEVE WATER SHIRT
  • WATER SHOES/SNEAKERS
  • DRY BAG FOR PHONE/KEYS
  • SUNSCREEN
  • SUNGLASSES
  • MORE WATER
  • HAT
  • PREFERRED FOOD/SNACKS
  • PLASTIC BOX FOR FRAGILE FINDS (OPTIONAL)
  • CHAIR/UMBRELLA FOR REST/SHADE (OPTIONAL)
 
Be sure to wear close-toed water shoes or old sneakers or rubber boots! The terrain may be rough and rugged if you're headed to Kice Island. Even if you're shelling the sand flats there are still several sharp shells and objects you don't want to step on barefooted! Kice is not your typical white sandy beachfront; it's teeming with tree roots and stumps, and sometimes slimy slippery muck! Sometimes shelling requires us to cover a lot of ground on foot, both in and out of water - make sure your shoes are broken-in and fit well to avoid rubbing and blisters! Footwear is so so important!
There's no shade from the blazing sun on the island or sand flats! Be sure to bring sun protection: long-sleeve water shirt, lotion, cream, sunglasses, hats, even an umbrella to create your own shade if needed - whatever you use!   
Of course, feel free to bring your own desired food and beverages. 
 
No tools are really necessary, but you're free to bring your preferred shelling tools such as scoopers, diggers, rakes, buckets, walking sticks, etc! 
 
If you love fragile beach finds (sand dollars, urchins, crab carapaces) you'll want to keep them separate from the shells which can easily break them. Bring a plastic box to keep the fragile stuff safe!
Good idea to bring insect repellent if those pesky no-seeums love you. No-seeums can be problematic during very early morning or near-sunset evening times of day, and seem to be especially prevalent whenever there are shell piles.
Check out a few of my fav shelling gear, tools, products, and displays listed HERE! (Not necessary to bring with you, but helpful if you want your own or to know where I got mine!) 
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