About us

About Sanibel Seashell LLC (Seashells.com):
Sanibel Seashell, a unique family run business, is located just off the south western coast of Florida on beautiful Sanibel Island. Since 1988 our store has been run by the Strange and Greenplate families.  The shop was established in 1942, the first on Sanibel Island. Not only can you browse our retail store, we also offer email, fax, phone, and online secure shopping, ,making your shelling experience very convenient. 
In 1968, marine biologist, Larry Strange and his wife Carol opened a  store in New Jersey as a seasonal business where their hobby and love of collecting seashells could grow.   Being raised in an environment surrounded by seashells and worldwide travel opportunities, their children also developed a passion for shells.
Today, Larry and Carol, son Bill with wife Stephanie, and daughter Mary Beth with husband Gary all travel around the globe looking for rare and exotic finds.  This allows us to develop a sincere and honest relationship with  our customers.  We take pride in being able to ensure on a personal level the utmost attention to every order.  Our customers know that when dealing with us their orders and requests are being personally handled by a member of our family who has a direct interest in satisfying your needs.  We are unique in our commitment to your satisfaction.  1544 Periwinkle way on Sanibel Island

Addresses & Contact Information:
Our store is located on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida
1544 Periwinkle Way 
  Sanibel, Fl 33957 
Phone (239)472-1603    
Email ssi@seashells.com

Sanibel Seashell Hours:
We are open Monday thru Saturday from 10-5 Sunday 10-1

Our Privacy Policy:
We do not share any of your private information with anyone. It is for our records alone.

Sanibel Seashell Guarantee:
We choose only the best quality merchandise and shells to ship to you.  Only non-endangered species
are sold in our stores. Most of the mollusks have been eaten and the shells are just a by product left over . If you are unsatisfied with your order in any way, please contact us.

How to Order:
You can easily and securely order online by adding items to your shopping cart. When finished complete the shipping and payment information

Tracking Your Order:
You will be sent a confirmation to the email address you submit with your order.  If you do not receive this email please be sure to check any spam folders where it might have gotten delayed in delivery to you.

Payment Options:
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Personal Checks and Money Orders.

Shipping Information

Almost all orders are processed with in 24 hours of receipt Monday thru Friday.   
Shipping charges are based on weight however there is a minimum shipping charge  of $12.50 on all orders. Orders are sent via Fed Ex ground service or USPS Priority Mail.  You will be sent an order verification through email when your order is packed and shipped out. 

 For Alaska, Hawaii, or International orders please email a list of the items interested in for a shipping cost quote. 

International Orders:
Sorry, we only ship to the Continental United States at this time.

If you are unhappy with your order, please send back the intact items within 7 days and we will issue a refund for the returned items. Refund does not include original or return shipping charges. For returned items, due to your choice, there is a 15% restocking fee.

Breakage - If any of your items are damaged in transit, save the original packing and contact us immediately. We will have the damaged items picked up and have replacements shipped to you.

Wholesale information:
We do not wholesale, however we have added quantity discounts as stated on our website for items where applicable

Catalog information:
Due to a constant change in inventory and availability we are unable to publish a catalog.   By the time one would be printed it would probably be outdated

Sales Reps:
If you are a Sales Representative or a Manufacturer and think that we would be interested in selling your products in our store or online, please send any catalog or samples to us :
Sanibel Seashell LLC
905 Fitzhugh st
Sanibel Fl 33957