Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat
- Search for beautiful shells on remote barrier island beaches
- Learn about the flora and fauna of the 10,000 Islands
- Discover the conditions that affect shelling, and become a shelling pro
- Keep your eye out for the rare and prized junonia
- Start, or add to your shell collecting hobby
- Explore the different shell habitats
Make your own way to Goodland Boating Park to climb aboard a boat that will take you to remote beaches that have not been picked over by others. Few shell collectors know about - or can get to - the beaches of these islands, resulting in pristine shelling opportunities.
Touring in small groups of no more than 6 people, you will be led by a shelling guide with decades of experience. Learn about the nuances of the tide, winds and locations that affect shelling, and the life cycle and habitat of different species.
Your guide even has the knack of finding the Gulf Coast's most prized shell treasure; the junonia!
- Florida Master naturalist guide, certified by the National Park and licensed by the US Coast Guard
- A wealth of information on the colorful history of the area, and its wonderful wildlife and flora
- Food and beverages
Prepare for the activity
Boats launch from Goodland Boating Park, 740 Palm Point Drive, Goodland, Florida 34140 Driving instructions from Marco Island: At the intersection of Collier Blvd. and San Marco Road, take San Marco Drive to the Goodland Drive turnoff at the base of the bridge. Don't go over Goodland Bridge. Stay on Goodland Drive through the mangroves into Goodland. Goodland Drive sweeps to the right. Stay on Goodland Drive until you come to the Boating Park. Look for the kayak trailer Driving instructions from North Naples/Fort Myers via I-75: Take exit 101. Go south onto 951/Collier Blvd. Continue south through the US 41 (Tamiami Trail) intersection for 7.5 miles, and go over Jolly Bridge. Make a left on Barfield Drive (2nd left after the bridge). After 1.5 miles, make a left on San Marco Road and proceed for 3 miles to Goodland Drive turnoff at the base of the bridge. Don't go over Goodland Bridge. Stay on Goodland Drive until you come to the Boating Park. Look for the kayak trailerOpen in Google Maps ⟶
- Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
• Please dress for the weather and bring any sun protection you feel is necessary
• All tours are fully customizable. Please contact the tour supplier for further details after booking