Sea Education Adventures

PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZED TOURS: Scalloping, Sea Grass Exploration, and Dolphin Safari The adventure begins…   We love scallops and will take you to the best spots to snorkel and collect them. We also introduce you to the natural beauty of the salt marsh and the sea grass beds where we find the scallops and point out the amazing sea life we often encounter there; beautiful shore birds, sea horses, starfish (awesome, wiggly brittle stars), horseshoe and stone crabs, and lots of baby fish using the grass as a nursery! We regularly see dolphins and will stop to enjoy their playful behaviors. SHseagrass-collage 1   SHdolphin_3      SHfullbags_collage 2

We make your ocean dreams come true! The beautiful sea grass beds we explore are about 3 to 5 feet deep, so our adventure is perfect for families, friends, and kids of all ages! And we supply everything you need for a great time out on the Gulf of Mexico, including: ~ Mask, fins, and snorkel (we have decades of experience teaching you or getting you comfortable snorkeling, if you’re new to it!) ~ Mesh bags to hold all the delicious scallops you collect ~ Your Salt Water Fishing License ~ A cooler full of ice and cold drinks ~ Binoculars and critter ID materials for educational fun! ~ Captain with over 20 years experience in Florida guiding snorkelers SHscallopsmask_4

Enjoy our wonderful boat…  Join us aboard our private, safe, and comfortable 24-foot long smooth riding, stable, six-passenger deck boat. She has comfy upholstered seating with shade covers and a sun deck. Her customized ladder provides quick and easy water access. Charters depart from the Riverside Resort in Homosassa. Departure times vary and are tide-dependent.

About Us… Captain Laura Ruettiman is both your captain and your naturalist-guide. She has been the owner/operator of  Sea Education Adventures since 1999.  Captain Laura’s passion is guiding visitors in Florida’s beautiful waters and she shares her knowledge and love of nature with kids and adults alike. Captain Laura has her 100-ton Master Captain’s License and is a certified SCUBA instructor trained in water safety. SHcaptlaura_6   What to bring for your best time on the water with us…

~ Sun protection: hat, sunglasses, snorkel shirt or rash-guard

~ Sunscreen. We recommend natural sunscreen for your and your family’s protection and for our ocean friends. Learn more, here:

~ Beach towels to dry off

~ A cooler to transport your scallops home with you

~ Pack a picnic! Feel free to bring the beer or wine of your choice. (Please no Styrofoam cups or containers. Thank you!)

~ Cameras. We recommend waterproof or underwater cameras. SHscallopheart_7 READY TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE?


  • $350 for 4 people
  • $75 per additional person up to 6 total people
  • Reservations for more than 6 people can be arranged via multiple boats

We are happy to customize your trip with us! Just let us know how we can help you have your best and most memorable adventure.   Call us now to book your adventure!  352-302-1432 Or click here to email us with any questions Please also check out our webpage, at: SHcookedscallops_8 THANK YOU!