It's that time of year again, where Florida locals and state visitors alike gather on the Gulf Coast to partake in the seasonal underwater Easter egg hunt, otherwise known as scallop season. The harvest begins on the last Saturday in June, unless July 4 lands on a Saturday, and ends at the end of September. During this time, seafood lovers everywhere venture to popular spots like Crystal River, Steinhatchee, and Port St. Joe to harvest their share of bay scallops.
If you're new to the concept, not only are scallops delicious to eat, but harvesting for them makes for quite an adventurous day. Known for their electric blue eyes, you can find these sought-after scallops in seagrass beds under 3-8 feet of water along the state's west and northwest coasts. A perfect activity for all ages, all you need is a mesh bag, mask and snorkels to collect your daily limit of either two gallons of whole bay scallops in their shell, or one pint of bay scallop meat per person.
A Florida saltwater fishing license is also required for each person participating, unless you choose to go on a chartered trip with a licensed and insured boat captain.
Best part of all, Sun RV Resorts has several resorts located nearby Crystal River and along the Gulf Coast that are perfect for participating in this famous treasure hunt! Simply head down in your RV or rent one of our vacation rentals and start creating memories that will last a lifetime.
So grab your snorkel and mesh bag and make a reservation at one of our resorts while there's still room!
Right by the River:
Homosassa River RV Resort (Age Qualified)
10200 West Fishbowl Drive
Homosassa, FL 34448
Rock Crusher Canyon RV Resort
237 S. Rock Crusher Rd.
Crystal River, FL 34429
Within an Hour Drive:
Three Lakes RV Resort
10354 Smooth Water Drive
Hudson, FL 34667
Red Oaks RV Resort (Age Qualified)
5551 SW 18th Terrace
Bushnell, FL 33513
Blueberry Hill RV Resort
6233 Lowery St.
Bushnell, FL 33513
Sun RV Resorts offers amazing locations from coast to coast! For more information please visit us on www.sunrvresorts.com.