Shelling Adventure on Kice Island

Shelling Adventure on Kice Island: Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands with Treasure Seekers Shell Tours

Welcome to the pristine beauty of Kice Island, nestled within the enchanting Ten Thousand Islands. As a local shelling expert and a proud member of the Treasure Seekers Shell Tours team, I’m thrilled to share with you the extraordinary shelling experience awaiting you aboard the Gaudy Nautica, our vessel captained by the experienced Captain Fred, and guided by the talented Shell Guide Amanda. Get ready to embark on a captivating journey through the Ten Thousand Islands and discover the remarkable seashells that grace these shores.

Introducing the Gaudy Nautica: A Sheller’s Dream

Our vessel, the Gaudy Nautica, is the epitome of comfort and convenience for avid shellers. Specifically designed to enhance your shelling adventure, it boasts remarkable features to ensure a seamless experience. The onboard toilet and fresh water wash down provide added convenience, allowing you to focus on your exploration of the Ten Thousand Islands’ treasures.

Exploring the Marvels of Kice Island

Kice Island, situated within the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, offers a captivating landscape brimming with natural wonders. As we set foot on this pristine barrier island, you’ll be captivated by its unspoiled beauty and the bountiful seashells waiting to be discovered. Here are some of the remarkable seashells you may encounter during our shelling adventure:

  1. Sand Dollar (Echinarachnius parma): Spot these delicate treasures in the shallows, displaying their characteristic coin-like appearance.
  2. Lace Murex (Chicoreus sp.): Adorned with intricate patterns and spiky protrusions, the Lace Murex is a prized find among collectors.
  3. Florida Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus): Discover the vibrant orange hues of this sturdy shell, known for its robust nature and distinctive shape.
  4. Calico Scallop (Argopecten gibbus): Recognized for its stunning scalloped edges and intricate patterns, the Calico Scallop adds a touch of elegance to any shell collection.

Unveiling Amanda’s Ocean Treasures

While our shelling tours immerse you in the wonders of the Ten Thousand Islands, Shell Guide Amanda’s artistic talents extend beyond the shoreline. She is a renowned Shell Artist, celebrated Author, and Florida Master Naturalist who has recently launched her online Shell Shop, Amanda’s Ocean Treasures. Visit to explore her exquisite collection of seashell creations, inspired by the beauty of the Ten Thousand Islands. Each piece is meticulously crafted and tells a unique story, allowing you to bring a piece of this remarkable destination into your home.


Join Captain Fred, Shell Guide Amanda, and me aboard the Gaudy Nautica for an unforgettable shelling adventure on Kice Island within the Ten Thousand Islands. Let the tranquil waters and pristine shores guide you as you discover the abundant seashells adorn this captivating landscape. Our vessel has modern amenities to ensure comfort, including an onboard toilet and freshwater washdown. Book your tour now and embark on a journey that will ignite your passion for shelling and leave you with cherished memories.

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