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07/17/2019 ~ 07/23/2019

Shell Island Express Ferry

Stay for an hour or spend the day! Have one of the large Express Ferries take you from the Grand Lagoon, through St. Andrew's Bay, over to the dock at legendary Spanish Shanty Cove on Shell Island. Whether you're looking for dolphins, shelling, or just relaxing on the beach, a trip to Shell Island is the perfect way to spend your beach getaway!

Activity Highlights
  • See beautiful Shell Island and Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Wade in the water and collect shells
  • Easiest way to get to Shell Island
  • Short walk to Gulf

Duration: Varies

What to bring
  • It's best to bring a towel, sunscreen, water, hat and sunglasses.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Minimum of 6 passengers required for departure. Customer will be notified if minimums are not met and need to be moved to another time or date.
  • Fishing equipment is not allowed.
  • Passengers may bring beach gear with them but all items must be placed in lap.
  • There is no storage area on the boat.
Additional information
  • Once at Shell Island, customers may go shelling, swimming and wading.
  • Customers are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes early for check-in.
  • Parking, traffic, and other unforeseen obstacles can cause you to miss the boat. The boat will leave the dock at the scheduled time and cannot be held for any reason.
  • This trip runs rain or shine, however if severe weather conditions cause the cruise to cancel, refunds will be applied if customers cannot reschedule.
  • Cooler or insulated bags allowed on vessel.
  • The dock is currently not permitted for access but the ferry is accessible by beach.
Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel by 5pm the day before their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after 5pm the day prior to their trip will not be eligible for a refund. If weather or waves are unfavorable, the trip may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as the changes are completed before 5pm the day prior to arrival.


Shell Island Express Ferry

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Verified Traveler Reviews

Shell Island
about 11 days ago
It was great, Beautiful!
Allen M
A beautiful remote island.
about 19 days ago
We had a blast there. The boat ride over to the island was exciting and relaxing. The island is gorgeous and you feel like you are on dessert island. The only bad thing was the flies that bite and were relentless. I only noticed a few but my wife and kids and several other guest were tormented by them. I guess it was black fly season. We went the last week of June. Other than that it was awesome.
Nicole C
Island fun day
about 23 days ago
The captain and the first mate went above and beyond. Nice friendly went out of their way to show us some dolphins. Overall excellent! No trash cans on shell Island needs to be made know more but they do have them on the boat so all good.
Keith D
She’ll Island Express
about 24 days ago
We had a great time! Capt Donald and First Mate Joey were very informative and engaging.
Dusty M