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Shelling Tour

Weekly, Monday- Saturday

$45/ adult, $30/ child

  • Field Glasses
  • Guide Book
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes

Masonboro Island Shelling Tour

Scotch Bonnet: State shell of North Carolina

Masonboro Island is a pristine, undeveloped 8 ½ mile long barrier island located just south of Wrightsville Beach.  This ecological jewel and its miles of unspoiled beaches is accessible only by boat. Let Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and the Cape Fear Naturalist not only take you there, but help you truly explore it.

Build your shell collection on a guided Masonboro Island Shelling Tour.  The Cape Fear Naturalist offers guided 1 ½ hour shelling trips several times per week during the summer, providing boat, captain, collection bags and a knowledgeable guide. Shells you might find: The Scotch Bonnet, the state shell of North Carolina, Baby’s Ear, Lettered Olive, Shark eye, Horse conch, and many more. Cost – $40/person.

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