Island Crab Company is located in St. James City, Florida, which is on Pine Island in the Gulf of Mexico. We launched our business in March of 1992, buying fresh seafood from approximately 20-30 commercial boats.

We started the business in one bay of a six bay unit with a desk and a lamp. Since then we have filled all six bays with coolers, freezers, a picking room, ice machines, and a full time office. We have steamers and boilers for cooking blue crabs and stone crabs. We buy blue crabs, stone crabs, many varieties of fish, oysters, Pine Island clams, blue crab picked meat (of which there are four varieties: jumbo lump, lump, cocktail fingers, and claw meat). We also make crab cakes and stone crab dipping sauce.

Our independent commercial fishing fleet consists of stone crabbers, blue crabbers, cast netters, and grouper fishermen. They all work independently and sell their products to whomever they want. Our facility is H.A.C.C.P. approved, which means that we have to “jump through a lot of hoops” for the state and federal government to be able to bring you the best products available. We recently joined with the “World Famous” Pincher’s Crab Shack, of which there are seven locations throughout Southwest Florida, from Sarasota to Naples. They say, “You Can’t Fake Fresh” and we help them with that.

Stone crab season runs October 15–May 15. That means you can get fresh stone crabs for seven months of the year. We also offer fresh picked blue crab meat and crab cakes year-round.