An oasis away from the city. 

Shelling.  It doesn't get better than Padre.  There are SIXTY NATURAL UNTOUCHED miles of shoreline to comb over, and every nook and cranny hides yet another "treasure!"  Due to the convex nature of the Island, sediments all the way from grains of quartz up to large horse conchs wash up on the shores of Padre Island!   And quite literally, the assemblage of shell changes as we will travel the island south.  A great family and couples adventure! 



A few possible Shells!

  • Eastern Murex

  • Lightning whelk

  • Shark's Eye

  • Oyster

  • Turkey Wing/Zebra Arc

  • Gray Sea Star

  • Banded Sea Star

  • Coquina

  • Angel Wing

  • Pen Shell

  • Golden Cockle

  • Southern Quahog

  • Sundial

  • Ponderous Arc

  • Blood Arc

  • Incongruous Arc


Full Day

$500 for 4 customers, approximately 8 hour trip.


We had a great time exploring the beach and I found a ton of shells. I have been shelling in Florida and he showed us spots for shelling that would match the shelling in Fort Myers, Florida or maybe even better. We found unique hard to find shells and enjoyed learning the history of the area. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to go shelling. I have a broken ankle and he was super accommodating and patient with me. Great guy and great guide. 5 stars!!!!! Would go again any time.
— Misty Neal, J.D. of Law, December 2018

Take a break from the hustle and bustle.

Let's go find some shells together!  Big Shell and Little Shell Beaches on Padre are waiting.