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Shellabaloo at Island Inn – January 5 – 8 2015
Just $450, plus the cost of your 3-night stay
Hurry . . . only 25 bookings will be made!

Join in the shelling tour fun! Call the Island Inn (1-800-851-5088) to book your spot for Shellabaloo 2015! We’ll help you select the room, suite or cottage of your choice.

Join expert sheller and Sanibel resident Pam Rambo, of, – as featured in the New York Times, Washington Post and CBS Sunday Morning – on a 3-night guided tour of the most productive shelling beaches in North America – hosted by the historic Island Inn!

Your Island Shelling Trip includes:

  • Daily shelling guided by renowned expert sheller Pam Rambo of
  • All meals and accommodation for your three night stay at the historic Island Inn including welcome cocktail reception and dinner at award winning restaurant, Traditions On The Beach
  • Private tour with the director of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
  • Shelling cruise and visit to secluded Big Hickory Island – a hidden gem
  • An Island Inn Shelling Goodie Bag including an ‘Exclusive Promotion’ discount pack – with over 25 local retailers and attractions


Get experienced tips and tricks on where and when to look: and how to identify the many exotic species that wash up on our jeweled shores.


The Island Inn Shelling Package costs $450 per person, plus your accommodation costs.
Please call 800-851-5088 to make a reservation!
*Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and best shelling locations
Monday, January 5, 2015

3:00 pm: Guests check in & receive special shelling goodie bag and Exclusive Promotion Pack (entitles you to exclusive discounts and special offers at local retail stores and for local excursions)
5:30 pm: Welcome cocktail and introductory words by Pam Rambo, Shelling expert
6:30 pm: Dinner at Traditions On The Beach

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

7:00 am: Breakfast
8:00 am: Shelling at chosen Sanibel or Captiva beach
11:30 pm: Lunch at local beach – Boxed lunch provided, followed by shelling (chosen location will depend on weather conditions and best shelling)
3:00 pm: Depart from lobby to visit to the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum for private tour
6:30 pm: Dinner at popular Sanibel restaurant, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

7:00 am: Breakfast
7:30 am: Leave Island Inn for Shelling Cruise to Big Hickory Island
8:30 am: Cruise departs for Big Hickory Island accessible only by boat and known for its excellent shelling.
12:30pm: return to shore and have lunch at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill
5:00 pm: Shell & Tell Pizza Party and Scavenger Hunt results, Kimball Room

Thursday, January 8, 2015

8:00 am: Farewell shelling breakfast and wrap up by Pam Rambo
11:00 am: Guests check-out
To ensure flexibility throughout the shelling tour – you should plan either to rent a car or drive your own car to each shelling location of the shelling tour. Transportation will not be provided however maps will be provided for each day’s activities.

*Itinerary subject to change with tides and local weather.