Shell Island Ferry

DUE TO CONNECTIVITY ISSUES ON THE ISLAND AND INSIDE FORT DE SOTO PARK,
Cash is the preferred method of payment, although cards are accepted,  we just ask to arrive a bit earlier and be patient while we process them.

Fort DeSoto Ferry to Shell Key Preserve

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A family run ferry in this area since 1928, chosen by the county in 2002 to be the ONLY official ferry service to and from Egmont Key &  Shell Key Preserve. You begin and end your adventure at the historic Fort De Soto Park, a military outpost constructed during the Spanish American War, listed in the “National Register of Historic Places.” Explore the fort still equipped with 12-inch rifled mortars and two British breech-loading 6-inch Armstrong rapid-fire guns. The park has been rated the  Number One Beach in the entire United States.

Pinellas Counties largest Park includes 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands. Travel to an uninhabited barrier island with white sand, warm water, and shelling galore is yours for the day. This trip is one of a kind and unique to this area.

 Have a group of 10 or more?

 Group rates quoted are for regularly scheduled daily cruises. Open to the general public. All Cruises are subject to availability, weather and minimum number of fares. Gratuity of 15% suggested on groups of 10 or more.

Directions To Bay Pier