Recreational scalloping is a family tradition that young and old can all dive into. After a day of scalloping, you can sit around the table and enjoy all of the scallops that you harvested. Scallops can be harvested at various times; for Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties (including Cedar Key, Crystal River, and Homosassa) the 2019 season runs from July 1st to September 24th.
Scalloping isn’t a difficult task, you float along the water’s surface and look for scallops that are four to six feet beneath the water in the grass flats. You will spot a scallop by either their bright blue eyes or by their well-known shell shape. When spotted, you take a small dive below the water and place your hand or net beneath the scallop to gently place it inside of the mesh bag you have been provided. After your scalloping adventure, the captain will show you how to clean your scallops so they are prepped to eat.
When you decide to recreational scallop with Flats Chance, all the licenses are furnished. The only things you will need to bring are a mask, snorkel, fins and a cooler if you’d like any snacks for your outing. Let us help make your scalloping experience one that you’ll remember forever!