The Scalloping Capital of Florida
Scalloping Homosassa will truly be a day to remember! Located approximately 1 hour from Tampa and only 1.5 hours from Orlando makes Homosassa scallop hunter’s dream. Lots of grassflats, warm water and friendly people await to make your trip most memorable.
The Homosassa Springs are the start of the Homosassa River, a 9-mile waterway to the Gulf of Mexico through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Every second of every day, about 100 cubic feet of water gush from underground into the 45 ft. deep Homosassa Spring, amounting to more than 64 million gallons of water per day. The spring outflow creates the river. Travel by boat down the river to the Gulf and you can find scallops sitting in seagrass beds under five or six feet of water on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
The town of Homosassa sits along the banks of the Homosassa River and has some of the most down-to-earth, friendly residents in Florida. Scalloping Homosassa offers, affordable hotels, reasonable restaurants, and knowledgeable Homosassa scalloping charter guides! Enjoy unspoiled natural surroundings and endless aquatic adventure.
If you prefer to bring your own boat, you can trailer it to one of Homosassa’s boat ramps . You can launch your boat and go on your adventure
When you come back from your adventure, you can clean your own scallops or hire one of the scallop cleaning services located by the main boat ramp. Local Boys Scallop Cleaning offers reasonable rates.
If you haven’t quite had your fill of fresh seafood after your adventure in Homosassa, you can always stop by Shelley’s Fish Market and take some of their famous Crab and Fish Dip home!