A couple walks away from a tent toward the water at Shell Key during sunset

If you've ever dreamt of camping under a starry night on your very own deserted island, then an epic camping adventure at Shell Key is calling your name!

Unique Excursions

When you plan a Meeting or Events in St. Pete/Clearwater the big advantage is all of the opportunities to create a truly memorable group excursion for your attendees. And although our calm Gulf waterways make it a snap to watch a spectacular sunset or spot dolphin, manatees, seabirds and other wildlife, there’s lots to do inland as well. With a vibrant art scene, exceptional restaurants, lush gardens, and thrilling attractions, the hardest part of your planning process will be making a choice between all of the options. Below are a few great ideas to stir your imagination, and as always, our team is available to help you find the perfect selection from the hundreds of amazing experiences to be enjoyed.

Shell Key Excursion

The St. Pete/Clearwater area is a peninsula, which means you're never far from the water. Take advantage of this unique location by holding an outdoor event off-property on an island. You can host a fully catered, entertainment-filled event on Shell Island, an undeveloped barrier island shaped by waves and ever changing tides. The island offers some of the finest locations for exotic tropical shelling found anywhere on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Shell Key is also a shorebird sanctuary, home to one of the densest shorebird nesting populations in the country.

Sunset Cruise             

Sunsets on the water are especially unforgettable. VSPC can create your perfect event aboard a luxury yacht or sailboat. Caterers are at your service to showcase the tastes of the sea and provide libations for all to enjoy while taking in a beautiful Gulf of Mexico sunset. Sailing, salt water fishing and power boat cruising are all options for private charter celebrations that will leave lasting memories.

Chihuly Collection Swanky Soiree

Add style and colorful inspiration to your event by holding it at the Chihuly Collection, an intimate space displaying artist Dale Chihuly’s enthralling glasswork installations. In this 10,000-square-foot setting, attendees will be surrounded by massive yet intricate chandeliers and other works of art brought to life by dramatic lighting. Designed by award-winning architect Alberto Alfonso, the Chihuly Collection made its debut in July 2010 along downtown St. Petersburg’s Beach Drive – just a short waterfront stroll from restaurants, shops, art galleries and the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club.