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Magazine Coverage!

Amazing news! I have had the pleasure to work with Scott & Jensen this past fall to help capture what an amazing life and location we live in in the Tampa Bay Area! They both came onboard with some models to shoot the cover photo and different areas like the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Passage Key, & Tampa Bay! You all made the day so fun to work side by side for/with you! I am thankful they created an amazing advertisement & feature for Shellebrate Boat Tours as well! 🍹🍻🛥☸👩‍✈️🐢

Check out this magazine via digital copy that was just released! The Magazine is called Guide to Greater Tampa Bay! Page 219 is featuring Shellebrate Boat Tours!

Happy Women's Day!

Guide to Greater Tampa Bay Magazine originated in Gainesville, FL and is now covering Jacksonville, Orlando, & Tampa! Read Page 4 to learn more with the link above!


What a full circle moment I just had today! I've received an email from Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium today saying they have officially found a turtle nest for Shellebrate Boat Tours to adopt and put the name on it. It is in front of Shellebrate's first home at Fisherman's Cove, Turtle Beach-Siesta Key on Turtle Beach!

I will keep you updated! We will maybe have 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles in a few months!


Shellebrate Boat Tours is partnering up with 4ocean!
When you buy a bracelet or product from 4ocean they take out 5 lbs of pollution out of our waters!
Captain Rachael loves turtles and pollution: plastic, netting, balloons, etc are equal amounts of a danger compared to sharks and predators hunting sea turtles.

10% off any item using the code below!
Use code: CaptRachRusso 
Buy your product here!



Shellebrate Boat Tours is teaming up with Mermaid Vodka for a "mermazing" contest giveaway!

One lucky winner will win a 3 hour boat tour onboard Shellebrate which will include dolphin & manatee searching , possibly "sea" a mermaid or merman , and then dock up to a local tikibar/restaurant that supports Mermaid Vodka as well to grab a drink!


Five simple rules to enter the contest!

. Follow us on Instagram and facebook @mermaidvodka & myself, @captrachrusso ..

. Grab a bottle which is only $20 before tax at your local liquor store.

Here is a list that sells the bottle locally to Sarasota:


Norman's Liquor Store on Clark Rd.

Dive Liquors

AAA Liquors



Siesta Village Liquor

@crescentclubsiestakey package store


. Post your best picture with your mermaid bottle and tag @mermaidvodka & @captrachrusso so we can keep track!



CONTEST ENDS MONDAY SEPT 4TH (LABOR DAY) AT 11:59PM EST! Winner will be announced Tuesday September 5th on our stories!



Instagram is NOT affiliated. You can enter once per day with a unique pic. Winner wins boat tour only (all other transportation to the marina is not included)

Enroll in our Loyalty Program!

I will be trying out a loyalty reward program for the next 2 months. If a lot of customers enroll where I find it to be beneficial for all I will keep it.

Here's how it works:

1. Book a boat tour with me for a minimum of $300 (2 hours).

2. During payment, you have the option to enter your phone number to be a part of the loyalty program.

3. The program will send you a text updating you with your points. You can cancel it at any time.

After every 2 hour tour you book, you'll receive 10 points.

After 3 trips, you'll receive 30 points & a reward of $30.00 off your next tour will be sent to you!

After 5 trips, you'll receive 50 points & a reward of 10% off the total of your next tour will be sent to you.

After 10 trips, you'll receive 100 points & a reward of $150 off your next tour will be sent to you!


I will be taking a poll after the next 2 months to see if you all like it and different factors to determine if I'll be keeping it.

Call to book your boat tour!


Book online!

Shellebrate is helping kids in need for Christmas!

This year Shellebrate Boat Tours will be helping & donating for kids in need from 6 months-14 years old. 
I will be donating to 2 local foundations in Sarasota County.🎄🎁🎀
Shellebrate Boat Tours will accept 2 items per boat group. ✌
For the first foundation, we are looking for toys & clothes with a minimum of $25 per item for kids & babies girls & boys 6 months-14 years old.
For the second foundation, we are looking for:
"Thanksgiving Basket Brigades: Provides thousands of Holiday Gift Baskets filled with food to be given to community children and families in need. (canned food)
Back-to-School Backpack Brigades: Provides thousands of new Backpacks filled with school supplies to community school children in need. 🎒📚
Teddy Bear Brigades: Provides thousands of Teddy Bears for community police department patrol cars to be given out by police officers to comfort children in distress."🐻🤗👮‍♂️👮🏼‍♀️🚔🚓
If you donate using Shellebrate Boat Tours, you will have $50 taken off your total boat tour. I know what you're thinking, it will just cancel out, but you'll also be helping kids in need! There are also other coupons to save you more money as well! 💰
I will also give you the option of purchasing 5 kids Shellebrate t-shirts to be donated for a total of $50 to have $50 taken off the total boat tour! 👕
For more information you can text 941-909-0968!

Jetty Jacks

Jetty Jack's is located on South Jetty Park in Venice, FL.It's a small blue shack selling breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's the perfect spot to bring your dog and family to watch sunset on land!

KEY NOTE: They are closed on Mondays.

When you take a boat tour with Shellebrate Boat Tours, you'll receive 10% off ice cream!

Click hereto find out more information about Jetty Jack's.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory is a Sarasota-based marine research and conservation institution, also boasting a public Aquarium. The Laboratory, founded by Dr. Eugenie Clark in 1955 in Placida, FL, was originally known as Cape Haze Marine Laboratory until 1967, when it was renamed after its major benefactor, William R. Mote. The Lab originally focused on Dr. Clark’s work with sharks and other fish, but has since expanded to research a huge variety of marine science topics.

I myself am a huge supporter for any help, research, and education on our environment and community.

Anyone who books a boat tour for 5 hours with me I will be donating in your name 10% to Mote in hopes to help their efforts in marine conservation, research, and education.

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