Capt. Anderson III Shell Island Eco-Tour Open for Business
Posted on: June 14, 2019
Following Hurricane Michael, Shell Island and St. Andrew’s State Park were no exception to the damage a category 5 storm produces. The Capt. Anderson III’s dock and boardwalk at the Island have been under construction since the storm, patiently waiting for the state to approve access.
We are extremely excited to announce that on Wednesday June 12th, 2019, Tallahassee officially opened Capt. Anderson’s Shell Island Dock and Boardwalk for access. The Marina has utilized this boardwalk for over 50 years.
Capt. Anderson’s Marina would like to invite the community to join us on the Shell Island Eco-Tour, aboard the Capt. Anderson III. This tour is a 3.5 hour long, narrated cruise. During Summer it runs twice daily, 9:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. and 1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.
We begin by feeding seagulls from the upper deck, as they follow us out to Shell Island, a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Upon reaching the Island, the boat will unload, and guests can spend an hour exploring all the Island has to offer. The Capt. Anderson III will stay at the dock in case anyone needs to use the restroom or wants to cool off with a drink.
Once the hour is over at Shell Island, we board the vessel once more. The crew will perform a net drag in historic St. Andrew’s Bay, with the hopes of catching some beautiful marine life. The Marine life caught in the net will be brought on board and placed into a touch tank, the deckhands will educate visitors on the diverse marine life found in our Bay’s Eco System and even allow you to touch them, if safe.
We will end this tour with a Dolphin Encounter in the pass or jetties.
Retail rates for this tour are $25.00- Adult, $22.00 Senior/Military, $14.00- Child which include state park fees and taxes. Group rates are available for 20+ people.
Thank you in advance for your continuing support of the fishing and diving industries!