We are an old school fish camp with everything you need to enjoy the beautiful local waters: rental boats, charters, cabins, motel, camp sites, boat storage, boat repair, bait and tackle.
This is the center of activity for boating and staying with us. It’s here that you check into your room or cabin and make reservations to rent boats or boat and guide, buy licenses, pick out tackle and bait and don’t forget your snacks and refreshments. The store is also the spot to relax on the bench out front with a cold drink and share stories and visit with other guests. Our store opens at 6:30am with free coffee for our guests. Early mornings can be quite busy with fisherman meeting their guides and boarding their boats, and getting bait and tackle.
At Shell Island we have a fleet of classic center console shallow draft boats available for rent. These boats feature 90 HP motors or greater and are equipped with all the necessary safety gear. Rental boats are limited to fishing the flats in the vicinity of the St. Marks Lighthouse. These boats are in the water at our fish camp, leave from our dock and returned the same day. One of the nicest features of renting a boat is it is already in the water ready to go when you arrive and after a long day of fishing or sightseeing you return to the dock and step off – no cleanup.
Shell Island has some of the very best Captains in the region working with us. Our fleet of classic boats are equipped to keep you safe, and provide you a great platform to partake in the local fishery that is world-class.
Our cabins feature two bedrooms, kitchen, and a bath with shower. These quaint accommodations also include a screened porch complete with porch swing and Adirondack chairs. Picnic tables are located in front of each cabin for your convenience as well. The kitchens include a full stove and refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, table and chairs. No cooking utensils, plates or silverware are provided, so you will need to bring your own. Other features include: two bedrooms with two double beds per room, two cable TVs, towels and bed linens, full maid service, full size appliances, central heating and air, ceiling fans.
Rooms are relaxing and comfortable. Every two have party doors which can be opened if wanted for families and friends to socialize. Motel Rooms Feature: two double beds, small refrigerator, cable TV, coffee pots, small table with two chairs, full maid service each day, air conditioning and heat, ceiling fans.
Shell Island Fish Camp offers 34 RV/camper sites. Sites include water, electric (50 and 30 amp service), and a dump station is available on site. We welcome motor homes and campers. Rates are $50 per night. We also offer longer-term contracts (weekly, monthly and season passes). Call for details!
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Both dry stack and a few wet slips are available. Dry storage can accommodate boats up to 26′. Boat storage is on a long term basis. Launch and overnight docking facilities are available.
Here at Shell Island we have a mechanic shop equipped to handle the tasks associated with maintaining your boat needs. Expert service performed on all outboard make and models, and any rigging that your boat may need. The cost is $90/hr, with 1/2 hr minimum.
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