Bethy scallops

Rates for Scalloping Charters

1-6 people $400

Dock Departure

Between 8:00 and 9 am

Maximum Capacity

6 passengers


Who cleans my scallop catch?

You’ll see signs on every street corner in Steinhatchee offering services for shucking. Prices vary from $5 a pound of meat to $8. However, you can have your catch cleaned right at the Sea Hag Marina dock at market price, cleaned and bagged, ready for you to cook or take home. If you want Capt. Nita to clean them, you have to help - we will negotiate the price at the time. Any local restaurant will prepare your catch for dinner. Grilled, broiled, fried, sautéed—combined with herbs, garlic, butter, white wine—your imagination can run wild with the possibilities of creating a delectable meal.


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New at scalloping? Capt. Nita shows you how, side-by-side with you in the water, until you’re comfortable and confident to sight and scoop up scallops on your own! It’s amazing how quickly you become accustomed to the equipment. The sea life is amazing, and the underwater search for the scallops is a true delight! Bring an underwater camera to take pictures. If you’ve scalloped before, you know the joy of the hunt, as well as the beauty to be enjoyed under the water’s surface.


  • scallop trips last about 5 hour
  • water temperature is around 80 to 90 degrees
  • we leave the dock at approximately 9 am, for better sunlight to see the scallops
  • scallop season is normally July 1 - September 10, 2019, in some years it is opened early - we have to wait a bit closer to the season to know for sure
  • limits: 2 gallons per person, 10 gallons per boat (we must have 5 people on the boat to be able to keep 10 gallons)
  • Once you bring your scallops to the boat, the scallops often chatter and spew water, as if in protest. But once you’ve tasted the sweet meat of the scallop (some folks eat them raw on the boat!), you’ll understand why scalloping is a popular sport in Steinhatchee.

fin action charters, steinhatchee fl charters, florida fishing, boating, scalloping trips, steinhatchee river guidesCapt. Nita provides for you:

  • boat, fuel, ice
  • bimini boat top for shade
  • bottled water
  • 3-step ladder for getting in/out of boat
  • fishing license
  • safety gear
  • scallop collection bags

What you need to bring:

  • weather-appropriate clothing
  • rash guard or t-shirt while snorkeling (to avoid sunburn)
  • hat, cap or head cover
  • sunglasses (polarized lens enhance the view!)
  • sun screen (30 SPF+ is recommended)
  • food, beverage
  • required: mask, snorkel, fins or water shoes
  • camera (water proof is ideal)
  • towel


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Payment is due at trip’s end. Cash, traveler’s check, or money order, please. (We don’t accept any type of credit card.) Personal or corporate checks also accepted for payment.

Gratuities for captains are not included in the fees, yet are very much appreciated.