Marco Island Shelling Tours
Including The Cape Romano Dome House
Marco Island shelling is one of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring activities you may ever embark on. Visitors on our Marco Island Shelling Tour continually regale us with stories of their shelling excursions into Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and many other beaches across the world. The best shelling, by far, they say is on Marco Island. The amount of seashells astonishes them as well as the variety: conch shells, junonia shells, scotch bonnet shells, olive shells, white shells, and beach shells.
Since we are natives of Marco Island, we know where to take you for the best shelling hunting. Kice Island is a barrier island south of Marco Island that is 6 miles long and only accessible by boat, making it uncrowded and a rather relaxing experience. Shelling hunters of all ages descend upon this great barrier island which has not been combed over like most other residential beaches.
The Historic Cape Romano Dome House is located south of Marco Island in the Ten Thousand Islands and is just a short boat ride off the Cape Romano Island shore. The house looks like it may have been built by aliens and, as such, is a mind-blowing architectural anomaly and a must-see for all visitors to Marco Island. In 1980-81, it was built as an innovative, eco-friendly vacation home by a retired oil executive boasting raised units to be heated by fire and dome-shaped roofs that would recycle water for dish washing and showering and ward off hurricanes winds. Unfortunately, erosion over the years caused ocean water to occupy the land and surround the home, making it unlivable. Thanks to the concrete pillars supporting the Dome House, it has become a sustainable treasure through the years.
|Shelling & Cape Romano Dome House Tour Details|
|Tour Length||2 1/2 hours|
|Tour Price||$325 (up to 6 people)|
|Tour Times||9:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 3:00 pm|
|What We Provide||Cooler with ice and water. Shelling bags.|
|Things To Bring||Beach shoes (flip flops not recommended), camera, sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat). Feel free to bring you own containers. No plastic bags please.|