Shelling Tours and Dolphin Boat Tours on Marco Island and Naples 2018-02-18T15:27:05+00:00

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Shelling, Dolphin and Sunset Boat Tours in Naples and Marco Island, Florida

Sand Dollar Shelling is the premier tour company for all resorts and hotels on Marco Island. We are USCG licensed and insured and are approved for infant guests. We find more Junonia Shells, Alphabet Cones and Sand Dollars than any other tour agency nearby. Dogs are welcome, too!

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Our Tours

Our tours are private, and we can accommodate up to six people. We will also allow dogs to join our trips too! We can almost guarantee dolphin sightings on all of our trips.

Our Tour Times

8 AM – 11 AM

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Arrive at an empty beach layered with exotic shells. Feel like you’re on treasure island. Our tours produce the best and rarest shells in all of Southwest Florida. We are well known for the amount of Junonia shells that we have found throughout our journeys. Our trips are to secluded islands that are usually only occupied by wildlife.

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Dolphin Tours

The local breed of dolphins are Pink Bottlenose species. They are usually in small groups of 4 to 7 when close to the shore and can be up to 20 when far into the ocean. They feel comfortable swimming and jumping from the wake (waves created by the boat).

Sunset Tours

Florida has the best sunsets in America. Imagine being on the ocean with just you and your family/friends while the sun sinks beneath the horizon. Get the best view possible. Enjoy a private boat tour with us. Adult beverages are welcomed.

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Below are reviews posted from our loyal customers.

Captain Jim was so awesome! I have a three year old and she completely loved it and so did my mom. Captain Jim completely made the trip, he was knowledgeable and so fun! He basically explained each shell on shell island to my three year old- the patience! He went above and beyond to make sure we had fun. We saw tons of dolphins and all three of our minds were blown. Highly recommend. –Liz posted on Trip Advisor

My husband and I spent a very educational morning with Captian Jim. So much much information, a great view as well as fantastic shells. We really enjoyed our time looking for shells. I recommend this trip for anyone. I defiantly will be back when visiting the area. Thanks from the Ohio pilot & wife. –Terrie posted on Trip Advisor


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To book a trip, please call Captain Jim to secure a reservation.


750 Palm Point Dr,
Marco Island, FL 34145

About The Captain

Captain Jim is a native guide of Marco Island who has been a licensed captain since 1986 and has been guiding in the Marco Island area for the last sixteen years. Along with years of expertise, he has fished all over the world, fly fishing and offshore fishing in Michigan, as well as fishing in Belize, the Amazon, the Florida Keys and California. He enjoys taking people fly fishing or light tackle conventional fishing in the local backwaters and, having been an Orvis-endorsed guide in the Ausable River, Michigan, is well versed in both techniques. As well as being extremely knowledgeable about fishing techniques, Captain Jim is a Florida Master Naturalist. He has in-depth knowledge of the varied and fascinating ecosystem of Marco Island and beyond.