Old Homosassa Snorkeling Center,LLC

West New York Street
Homosassa FL, United States

The crew of Old Homosassa Snorkeling Center, LLC provides one of the best scallop charters in Citrus County. Captain Gene and Captain Traci have been conducting Gulf Charters for over 37 years combined. They treat their guests like family, not just like customers.

Jump aboard their 23’ Hurricane deck boat, freshly overhauled in 2018. Its 250 HP Yamaha engine ensures a top cruising speed of up to 30 knots, so you’ll reach the best scalloping grounds in a jiffy. The boat comes with the best safety gear, GPS, VHF radio, and it’s wheelchair accessible.

Scalloping is a great way to have a fun day out with your family and all ages are welcome too. It’s also great for corporate events. You can take up to 5 guests on this fantastic water adventure. What makes these trips unique and fun is that they’re available for a limited amount of time, from July 1st until September 23rd. Scallops are found and picked up by hand in 4-5 feet of water.

The price includes the use of snorkeling gear. If you want to purchase your own snorkeling equipment, the captains suggest arriving 30 minutes earlier. However, the prices do not include the cleaning of your catch. The average cost is $5 per gallon, and the cleaning is done by the locals on the docks of boarding. The maximum of scallops is 10 gallons per boat, or 2 gallons per person, whichever is lesser.

But that’s not all. Not only that Old Homosassa Snorkeling Center, LLC will provide you with a great scalloping experience, but you will also get to see monkeys, manatees, and some dolphins.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    US$ 460
    up to 6 persons
    This exciting trip will provide you with 6 hours of scalloping fun in the sun. All the equipment will be included in the price, just don't forget to bring your own coolers, food, drinks, and swimming T-shirts.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Scallop

Boat Specs

Hurricane (Deck boat) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Old Homosassa Snorkeling Center,LLC
Homosassa, Florida, United States
Member since May 2018
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Old Homosassa Snorkeling Center, LLC is operated by Captain Traci and Captain Gene. Scalloping is a passion of theirs; they treat their clients as friends and family, not just as a number. Captain Traci came to the area 20 years ago to do Manatee and Dolphin tours, then discovered scalloping and fell in love with it. She's been guiding scalloping trips for 16 years. Captain Gene moved to the area from Oklahoma 17 years ago to pursue his passion for diving. He's a retired PADI scuba instructor who fell in love with scalloping after moving to Homosassa. He then decided to go out on his own and create the charters the way he wanted them, small and personal.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Fantastic scallop trip

VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
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