Scalloping in Steinhatchee Florida

Scalloping in Steinhatchee is one of our most popular activities and a great activity for the entire family to enjoy. We’re known for some of the best scalloping in Florida, in fact! Thousands of tourists visit Steinhatchee in the summertime to collect bay scallops and enjoy the beautiful weather. 

Scalloping season runs from mid-June to September, so we suggest planning a summer vacation at Coastal River RV Resort and booking a scalloping trip while you’re in town. Relaxing RV camping and a fresh seafood dinner – what could be better? 

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How to Scallop in Steinhatchee

You don’t need much to catch scallops in Steinhatchee. A mask, snorkel, and net are really all you need, plus a bucket to store your catches. You don’t even need a boat – you can actually wade out into the grass flats and collect them by hand! 

Tons of businesses offer scalloping tours in Steinhatchee, so you’ll have your pick of locations. Some top-rated companies include Sea Hag, Captain Don’s Scalloping, and Florida Saltwater Flats Fishing Charters. These companies will organize a scalloping tour for you for an easy, fun experience. 

If you opt not to go out on a chartered boat, you’ll also need a saltwater fishing license to go scalloping, so make sure to organize this online before your visit.

Where to Scallop in Steinhatchee

There are a variety of locations in Steinhatchee where you can find scallops. If you don’t have access to a boat and don’t want to hire one, you can wade out into the flats yourself to collect bay scallops by hand. 


If you prefer to go out on the water, check with one of our local operators for weather conditions and the best place to find scallops in Steinhatchee. You can take your own boat out or charter one through one of the local businesses offering scalloping tours.

Come Visit Our Family Friendly RV Resort in Florida! 

Our owners and staff at Coastal River are here to ensure that you and your family have an incredible stay at our family campground in Florida!

Choose our RV park in Steinhatchee, FL for a truly unforgettable RV camping trip. 

We look forward to welcoming you on your trip soon!

Short term stays

  • Nightly
    Nightly $40

    Per Night + tax

  • Weekly
    Weekly $200

    Weekly + Tax

  • Monthly
    Monthly $600

    Monthly + tax
    You may extend beyond 1 month or convert to longer term monthly rate

Coastal River RV Resort Reviews

Shayla TanksleyShayla Tanksley
18:05 13 Sep 22
There are new owners who are redoing every thing. Beautiful walking trails and wildlife on the Steinhatchee River. 10 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. Should be renovated completely for next years scallop season.
Barker Bike PirateBarker Bike Pirate
19:04 19 Feb 21
I can’t say enough praise for this wonderful place and most especially, the good lady who runs it. I’m beyond grateful to have been able to come here during a cold, rainy spell and been able to have a shelter for me, my tent and my dog.
Scott WilliamsScott Williams
19:56 03 Jan 20
For what it is it is nice. Definitely not a high end place and for RVs only it appears. Not really near much other than a gas station. A beach is 28 miles and the next town kind of thing is 10. There is a dinner across the street a allot of wilderness.
Marcia jenkinsMarcia jenkins
21:55 01 May 19
LOVE LOVE LOVE! This campground is super quiet, the people that are there are so nice, it’s a small town basically, least by the campground. There’s a gas station right at the corner, which carries most essentials. Kids may not enjoy this place, simply because not alot of people are there, but if your looking for quiet.. this is it
Ronnie HopkinsRonnie Hopkins
02:26 24 Feb 19
A great place to camp, to check out a great town. Located is this old Florida fishing town . Drop off the camper and go explore the campground, and everything the town has to offer. Some great local dining, fishing, boating. Most places close on the early in this laid back little town though.