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Shell Key Shuttle

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Eco-friendly trip to unspoiled Shell Key for bird watching, shelling, dolphin watching. Sunset Dolphin Watching cruises by reservation.
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801 Pass a Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved our visit to Shell Key and the shuttle was great. We saw some manatees and dolphins plus found a bunch of sand dollars and a few shells. The people that ran the shuttle were very nice and helpful. The ticket includes use of...More

Thank Boymomstl
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We SO enjoyed our time last night on the Sunset Cruise - they need a minimum of 6 to take the cruise and they were careful to communicate this with us when we made the reservation for our party of 5. We were joined by...More

Thank Family_of_5_Maryland
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took friends to Shell Key Preserve via the shuttle out of Pass A Grille. Great time. Red Tide has really taken a toll here though. Lots of dead fish and sealife washed ashore. This is a favorite stop for us. It was still beautiful, but...More

Thank 561robertaf
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. Hopefully things will be back to normal when we see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Depending on whether its tourist season, whether there is a red tide and what the weather forecast says, the 15 min trip to Shell Key can be very enjoyable (natural beauty with very few people). Two hours will be more than enough to explore the...More

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MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Right now the parking fees are being waived on the beach so it's free for now.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We wanted to go and rent kayaks but the week after Labor Day the kayak rental place was on vacation and the Shuttle was pulled out of the water for maintenance.More

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MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Cheryl -- we were due for our Coast Guard inspection which requires us to take the boat out of the water. Labor Day is the last busy weekend on the beach for a while so many of us use that time to take care of...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We took advantage of the $3 parking. Took our children aged 13-19 with us. We did use the snorkel equipment they offer. Really only need the mask not the mouthpiece as you had to dive down in order to see anything/find anything. We found around...More

Thank Mom24andnurse
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for the nice review. Glad you found sand dollars and enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I’m a shell collector and was skeptical on what I’d find on shell key. Not only did I return with a full bag of shells but my family also enjoyed the beach while I explored. I highly recommend using this company if your in the...More

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MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

We are visiting AMI end of next week but we hear the Red Tide is pretty bad over there. What is like over on Shell Key? Can anyone recommend where we get the shuttle from? Also just read that the shuttle will be closed for...More

Thank nicolakinner
MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

We run out of Merry Pier in Pass-a-Grille, the southern part of St. Pete Beach. As of today, Red Tide hasn't reached Shell Key. Some dead fish have washed up on our beaches, but water testing says it isn't red tide so far. We are...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the Shell Key Shuttle with our three teenage daughters. We all enjoyed it immensely! The crew was very efficient, informative and kind. They took the extra time to monitor the thunderstorms that were headed toward the area to make sure...More

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MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you! Really glad you enjoyed the island and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Went to collect shells and was not disappointed at all!!! Very well organized from checking in, getting on and off the ferry. The crew was very informative and even gave you large shell bags for all the treasures you will find. Also, free snorkeling equipment...More

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MerryPier1, Owner at Shell Key Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you!

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Response from pennyk73 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people take their own boats over, but there isn’t a dock.
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