Bill Bollinger

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis...that means you pay me what it's worth to you and what you can afford, for me to come out and find your lost item.

There will be a $25.00 call out fee to cover my gas if the item is not found.

Search Types

Beach and shallow water, yards, estates ect.

Search Locations

Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, Manatee County, Sarasota County

Bill Bollinger's Bio

I am a retired Machine shop owner, Navy Pilot and have been metal detecting for more than twenty years. My go to detector is a Minelab 705 for beach and general use and a Tesoro Sand Shark for in the water

Bill Bollinger - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Wedding Ring Anna Maria Island…Found (2014)

    About a week ago I got a call about 8pm from Walter who was vacationing with his wife on Anna Maria Island from Denver. He had lost his wedding ring in the water just out from The Beach Bistro in three to four feet of water. I agreed to meet him the next morning. Since […]

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  • Heart Stopping Find while searching for a ring (2014)

    Earlier this week I was asked to find a wedding ring lost in the ocean about 25 yards out from the surf line. I tried three times but had no luck. Once I was driven in by lightning. You should get out of the water when a lightning flash causes your metal detector to sound […]

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  • Championship Ring Recovered on Anna Maria Island (2014)

    Shortly after noon yesterday I got a call from Tom Mosca who lost his ring over the side of his friends boat, dockside, while unloading a cooler. Tom was a basketball coach at the University of Tampa; the ring was a treasured remembrance of winning the 2010 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. Low tide was in about three hours; I needed it […]

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  • Wedding Disaster turns to Smiles (2014)

    About eight PM last night I got a phone call from a distraught member of a wedding party. Could I come and try to find the brides wedding ring which was lost on Siesta Key Beach. I agreed to meet the brides new sister in law at there hotel at 7AM in the morning. She […]

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  • Parking at West Coast Florida Beaches (2013)

    Most of the public beach access in the St.Pete, Clearwater area as well as street parking have parking meters which makes sense if you just want to occasionally spend a day at the beach but I find it prohibitive if like me you go metal detecting 3-5 days a week. For me to go to […]

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