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Scalloping season begins in Florida

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 17:44:20-04

HOMOSASSA, Fla. — You can go on an 'underwater Easter Egg hunt' for scallops in Citrus County!

Scallop season runs from early July to late September and it's the perfect adventure for the whole family.

Hop on a boat and go scalloping in the beautiful water of Crystal River and Homosassa River. Snorkel underwater and search for bay scallops, which rest under four to six feet of water along the seagrass bottom.

What do you need?

  • Snorkel
  • Mask
  • Mesh Bag
  • Saltwater Fishing License

The bag limit is two gallons of whole scallops (in the shell), or one pint of scallop meat per person per day.

River Adventure Tours offers tours starting at $350 for four people / $87.50 per person.

Click here for more information on tours and regulations.