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Shell Key Ferry

3500 Pinellas Bayway S Tierra Verde, FL 33715
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Set sail aboard the Shell Key Ferry for an excursion marinated in picturesque vistas and sharp ocean air in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida. Remarkable for its adventure, wildlife sightings, and delectable seafood options, this spellbinding maritime journey delivers the quintessential Floridian experience. Unwind on the sun-kissed decks of the vessel as you embark on a journey to explore the secluded Shell Key Preserve - a hidden gem of the Sunshine State's west coast.

On board this remarkable cruise, you'll immerse yourself in the marine wilderness that is both restorative and illuminating. Awarding yourself approximately 2-3 glorious hours of seafaring, you'll be ensnared by the allure of the canopies of mangrove trees, pristine white-sand beaches and the turquoise sea. A knowledgeable guide accompanies you, ready to share intriguing tidbits about the fauna and flora, alongside interesting sea stories. Dress comfortably, bring your bathing suit, and space for stunning photography is an absolute must!

While discovering Shell Key Preserve, this adventure is your oyster, teeming with vibrant marine life. Expect to see bottlenose dolphins playfully surfing the wake of the boat, adventure into the shallows to sight stingrays, or marvel at an array of bird species, including ospreys and herons in their natural habitat - a real treat for nature enthusiasts and shutterbugs alike. With exploration, snorkeling, and swimming opportunities aplenty, Shell Key Ferry tour is an escape into paradise.

Steep yourself in the history of Shell Key, an unspoiled barrier island and a crucial nesting ground for birds and turtles. Delighted by the ferry's eco-tourism commitment, you'll explore the island's significance to local wildlife while witnessing firsthand the conservation efforts put in place to protect it. Learn about the ferry service's dedication to preserving this enchanting ecosystem and feel good about your part in supporting responsible tourism.

The Shell Key Ferry in the Tampa Bay Area envelops its passengers in a cocoon of tranquil leisure and invigorating adventure. Embarking on a unique two-part journey of exploration and ethic-driven tourism, your Florida trip will be etched with fetching memories of Shell Key's beauty. Reiterating your imminent romance with Florida's verdant lands, aqua-tinted sea, and abundant wildlife, wait no more and head to board your ferry to Shell Key. Your sunshine state journey continues with pockets full of shells, heart full of wanderlust and a mind gleaming with new-found knowledge.

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 Stop at  Fort De Soto Boat Ramp
Discover the enchanting Fort De Soto Boat Ramp in Tierra Verde, near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida. An unmatched paradise for boating and water enthusiasts, this recreational spot is the perfect launchpad into the pristine azure waters of Tampa Bay. Immerse yourself in the captivating coastal wildlife and create unforgettable memories. Fort De Soto invites you to explore its breathtaking aquatic playground dotted with delightful seashores and islands.
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 Pass By  Fort de Soto Park
Explore the natural beauty of Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, FL. With over 1,100 acres of paradise, featuring crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, and historic fortifications, there's something for everyone. Whether it's bird watching, kayaking, or simply basking in the Florida sun, this untouched oasis promises unforgettable experiences and postcard-worthy photos. Come and discover Florida's gem!
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 Stop at  Shell Key
Experience the untouched beauty of Shell Island near St. Petersburg, Florida. This slice of heaven offers you miles of pristine beaches. Feel the sugar-white sand beneath your toes, bathe in the crystal blue waters, or explore the tranquil nature trails. Home to diverse marine and terrestrial wildlife, Shell Island is a snapshot of nature's beauty. Welcome to your refuge from the mundane - a paradise awaiting your discovery.

Remember, every unique experience brought forth by this ferry ride is original. The vivid images painted of your experience aboard this sea-bound vessel serve to inspire your anticipated visit. Prepare to relish the coastal beauty that awaits you on Shell Key and absorb the essence of the Florida marine life with the unforgettable Shell Key Ferry tour. Delight in the allure of marine nature and satiate your thirst for coastal adventure. It’s here and now, ready to appeal to your anticipation and kindle your excitement.

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Shell Key Island Camping
Available Now until 12/31/2024 View Detailed Schedule
Overnight camping at Shell Key: Experience primitive, overnight camping at Shell Key Preserve. Your ticket includes your ferry ride to and from the island.

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