We never know what we are going to see while at the shell island on our 3 hr Coastal Sealife Dolphin and Shelling cruise! Check out this huge shell that our marine biologist Capt Cristina found near the shore line during a recent cruise. When she picked it up to show all the passengers that were walking the beach with her they all got a funny surprise when a huge hermit crab came out to say hello! Cristina explains that hermit crab, unlike true crab such as stone or blue, lack a hard shell on their “belly” side and so they like to inhabit empty shells they find for protective housing. As the crab grow they need to upgrade and find bigger shells. Well this guy found the mansion of shells, an empty Horse conch shell, and has some wiggle room before he needs to move out. She also explains the importance of empty shells like these near our shorelines not only for hermit crab to use, but juvenile fish also use them as hiding places. Join us for the cruise and learn more about shells and where they come from! Read more about this cruise here: Dolphin and Shelling
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Col360 – Manchester, England said..."Highly Recommended"
The captain was also very well informed about all aspects of nature and was happy to answer lots of questions from our enthusiastic kids.
ColoradoTodd – Fort Collins, CO said..."Great Dolphin Watching!"
Saw lots of dolphins, birds and even a manatee cow and calf at the dock. I thought it was very informative and fun and included a stop on the beach for shelling.
Juliefishman from Ohio said..."Great people, great experience! Would do this again!!"
They went out of their way to make sure we saw some dolphins and also to make our excursion the most enjoyable possible! Wonderful crew!
Gilligan from Illinois said..."Loved the Boat Tour!"
The boat was clean and comfortable. The crew was informative and friendly. The cruise was beautiful