Scallop Steinhatchee, Florida
Steinhatchee and the Big Bend area are the best places to find scallops
The Florida Bay Scallop grows and lives in seagrass beds in shallow water (normally 4-10 feet deep). Today, healthy populations can only be found in selected locations along Florida’s west coast: St. Joseph Bay, the Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach areas of the Big Bend, and the areas near the Crystal and Homosassa rivers.
Scallops may be spotted on or at the bottom of seagrass beds.
Scallops sometimes swim away when they see you, but they do not swim fast. Keep collected scallops in a mesh bag, or else you might get pinched!
for up to 6 people.
4 – 5 hour trip
1/2 & 1/2. Half day scalloping Half day fishing
$650.00, 8 hour trip.
Scallop Seaason in Steinhatchee, FL 2023
Steinhatchee is a unique and gorgeous river, and is known as a sportsman’s paradise! Florida’s scallop season is a highly anticipated time for both locals and visitors who enjoy underwater adventures and the thrill of scallop harvesting. The annual scallop season offers an exciting opportunity to explore Florida’s beautiful coastal waters while engaging in a fun and rewarding activity.
Scalloping Regulations 2023
In the Crystal River area, we’re allowed 2 gallons per person (10 gallons max per boat) or 1 pint of scallops shucked per person (1/2 gallon max per boat).
Our season begins July 1st and runs through September 24th.
For the complete regulations and harvesting laws check out FWC’s site here.