Salty Siren Tours
Captain Ed Menster
A Bountiful Harvest (The ultimate sea to table experience for the entire family!)
What do you get when you mix in our beautiful Florida Sunshine, clear Gulf of Mexico waters, your closest family and friends, and a day on the boat freshly harvesting our sweet and succulent bay scallops? FUN for all ages!
This local tradition will have you donning your snorkel gear and jumping in to enjoy what has been likened to a “salt water scavenger hunt” or “underwater easter egg hunt”. These tasty mollusks seat themselves in the grass beds in and around
Crystal River and Homosassa. You simply snorkel around searching for your savory treasures… pick them up and
place them in your mesh scallop bag! It’s that easy.
You will also enjoy viewing a wide variety of fish, sea stars, sponges and coral on your scalloping excursion.
Scallop season runs from July 1st to September 24th. All tours are approximately five (5) hours in length and are conducted aboard our custom 24′ Carolina Skiff which offers ample and comfortable seating for up to 6 passengers, as well as masks, fins, snorkels and Florida saltwater fishing license as well as bottled water. There are two dedicated on board Yeti coolers to keep any beverages and snacks you bring aboard cold. Be sure to bring along NON-AERESOL sunblock and towels. Hat and sunglasses are recommended.
Boat also features on-board Bluetooth stereo system so you can stream your favorite tunes, and a bimini top to keep you in the shade and cool you down on a hot summer day. All swim tours include an in-water guide who is certified in first aid and lifesaving techniques to ensure your safety in and out of the water. All vessels and equipment are completely sanitized before and after each tour for your comfort and peace of mind.
BASIC 5 HOUR SCALLOPING PACKAGE: $450 up to four (4) people. $75 each additional person up to six (6) passengers total. Includes masks, fins, snorkels, scallop bags and Florida saltwater fishing license.
VIP 7 HOUR SCALLOP PACKAGE: $550 up to four (4) people. $75 each additional person up to six (6) passengers total. Includes masks, fins, snorkels, scallop bags and Florida saltwater fishing license. ALSO INCLUDES SPRING HOP STOP AT ONE OF OUR LOCAL FRESH WATER SPRINGS TO COOL OFF AFTER YOUR DAY ON THE GULF! Our local springs stay a constant 72-74 degrees year round. This is the perfect end to a hot day, allowing you and your family time to unwind and relax and unwind. You can also snorkel the springs to see a variety of fish and other wildlife.
FULL DAY CHARTER – 1/2 DAY FISHING and 1/2 DAY SCALLOPING COMBO: $600 up to two (2) people.
$650 up to three (3) people.
$700 up to (4) people.
**PLEASE NOTE** Half-day fishing and scalloping charters can only accommodate up to four (4) passengers. Includes masks, fins, snorkels, scallop bags and Florida saltwater fishing license as well as all bait, rods, tackle and fish cleaning.
Scallop charters do not include scallop cleaning, but you are welcome to clean your own. (We are happy to teach you.) Or, there are professional scallop cleaners at the marinas during scallop season who will clean your scallops for a nominal fee. (Rates range from approximately $25- $35 per 5 gallon bucket.)
We are also happy to provide you with the names of local restaurants that proudly offer cook your catch options.