Scalloping in Florida

What do you need to go scalloping at Steinhatchee?

Here is some essential information about what you need to go scalloping in Steinhatchee.

When going scalloping in the Gulf of Mexico, it’s important to feel comfortable and wear appropriate clothing. 

Here are some recommendations on the essentials you will need for scalloping in the Big Bend Area:  

A Boat: Well, what you really need is to look for is a private scallop charter in Steinhatchee. My Fishing Buddy Charters leaves from River Haven Marina & Motel located in the “Big Bend” region of Florida on the Steinhatchee River and less than 2 miles from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Contact Us to Book Today!

A Fishing License: Recreational scallopers between the ages of 16 and 65 must have a current Florida saltwater fishing license. FWC patrols the area and they do check boats and limits. But you don’t have to worry about that. With My Fishing Buddy Charters, our license covers everyone on the boat.

 What else do you need to go Scalloping?

All you need is:

  1. A mesh bag to place your scallops

  2. Mask & Snorkel

  3. Sunscreen

  4. First Aid Kit

  5. Scallop Knife

  6. Cooler

  7. Adjustable Net

  8. Divers-down Flag 

  9. Life Jacket

The scallop season in Florida in 2023 promises thrilling underwater adventures and the opportunity to harvest these delectable treasures from the sea. With proper planning, adherence to regulations, and a spirit of exploration, you can make the most of this exciting season. 

Remember to prioritize safety, respect the environment, and create lasting memories as you dive into the world of Florida’s scallop season. Going scalloping on your own can be expensive since you have to purchase all the equipment and go through the long process of acquiring a fishing license.

Lucky for you, My Fishing Buddy Charters includes all of the above.                                                                                      For more information about Buddy’s Scalloping Charters just click here or give us a a Call Now (352) 812-3318!

Have a fantastic time scalloping in Steinhatchee!


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Steinhatchee, FL 32359

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