The Shell Island Shuttle is best known for quickly transporting passengers between St. Andrews State Park and Shell Island. Despite its name, however, it is so much more than a shuttle service. This boat proves that the journey can be just as enjoyable as the destination.
Once you’ve reserved your round-trip journey, you can board the boat at your leisure. Shuttle boats depart St. Andrews State Park every half hour during the summer — and once per hour during the off-season.
Although the shuttle boats do not actively seek out dolphins, sightings are far from unheard-of on the way to Shell Island. Watch carefully for marine animals for the duration of each trip; you never know what you might encounter. If you’re bound and determined to see dolphins, consider booking an exclusive dolphin tour.
Don’t worry about packing snacks; the Shell Island Shuttle operates a concession boat on the island. Snacks are also available when you purchase your tickets. Keep in mind, however, that no trash receptacles are available on the island. Plan to pick up after yourself and pack up any trash you may generate during your visit.
A few of our favorite activities and amenities include the following:
As mentioned previously, dolphin tours allow you to dramatically increase your odds of encountering the most playful creatures of the sea. These intimate excursions accommodate just six passengers at once, ensuring a personalized experience that you will not quickly forget. Your trip’s captain will share fascinating details about the region’s dolphins and eagerly answer your questions. Don’t forget to bring a camera so you can capture your journey.
Kayak aficionados and newbies alike enjoy renting from Shell Island Shuttle, which provides stable kayaks that are notoriously easy to master. The fun begins with the standard shuttle to Shell Island, where you can pick up your kayak and explore at your leisure. Feel free to kayak with a friend in one of the available tandem kayaks.
Paddle Board Rentals
A full-body workout awaits in the emerald green waters that surround Shell Island. When you rent a paddleboard, you sign up not only for an exciting adventure but also for the opportunity to make exercise less of a chore. You’re welcome to rent a paddleboard for anywhere between one hour and an entire day.
Explore the best scenery imaginable from the comfort of a pontoon boat. By renting a boat, your entire family or group of friends can enjoy the best of Shell Island together and on your own time. Feel free to rent snorkel gear to bring with you on your pontoon adventure. Opt for a double-decker boat to enjoy a unique experience on the water, complete with a slide. Before you depart, you will receive detailed guidance to ensure that you operate the boat correctly.
Whether you stick with the shuttle or opt for additional activities and amenities, you are bound to have a blast as you explore Shell Island. There is plenty to love about this serene destination, as you will quickly discover while traveling there with the Shell Island Shuttle.
– If you’re concerned about weather conditions, feel free to stop by the official Shell Island Shuttle website on the day of your trip to check out the webcam.
– Plan ahead — restroom facilities are not available on Shell Island.
– Because Shell Island facilities are limited, you are welcome to bring your own cooler, chair, umbrella, or other accessories on the shuttle — provided you clean up thoroughly before you leave.