Crystal River Scalloping & Fishing

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Crystal River Scalloping

In summer, in The Nature Coast, marks scalloping season! In Crystal River, the bay scallop population is healthy and abundant. It’s a time of year marked on calendars by residents and visitors alike. We invite you to see why.

Inside of the state’s largest open-water estuary system exists some of the highest concentrations of gamefish anywhere.


Crystal River contains an amazing ecosystem that must be experienced to fully appreciate.


The scallop season in Crystal River lasts from July 1 through September 24th. Subject to change per FWC.

The Fishing

Whether pro or novice, Crystal River has everything you are looking for during a day of fishing.

Add Fishing

You’re already in one of the best inshore fisheries, we can drop a line for inshore species and scallop!

Go Scalloping With A Top-Rated Local Guide

Scalloping in Crystal River takes place in generally shallow water (2-7 feet deep), with snorkel gear, and in one of Florida’s best inshore fisheries. We go to Crystal River during the scallop season by special request from our clients. Contact Captain Phil to start planning.