Anyone can find fossils if you know where to look…which is where we come in! Depart our dock and cruise by boat 9.5 miles through the marshland out to the uninhabited beach front on Morris Island. Once you arrive, an experienced COA naturalist with a thorough knowledge of paleontology, who has been combing the Charleston area’s most productive fossil sites for 20+ years, will lead you on a beach hike (approximately 5 miles roundtrip) to a remote location where you are guaranteed to find prehistoric fossils from millions of years ago. Along the way, your guide will discuss fossils in general, why fossils are found in this area, and what type of fossils you can expect to find on Morris Island. You will be shown the best places to find a variety of giant shark teeth from species like megalodon, mako, great white, and tiger shark. You may also have the opportunity to find an assortment of vertebrate fossils from marine mammals, sea turtles, marine fish and Ice Age megafauna like tapir, sloth, llama, bison, horse, saber-toothed cats, mammoth, and mastodon. Your guide will identify your fossil finds as you make them and help sort them for your personal collection.
$100/person, $50/child 12 and under.
Carolina Skiff or Sea Hunt Bay Boat
The dock at our location on Bowens Island, SC.
- 4 person minimum for the trip to go out.
- Participants will need to be able to walk 1-3 hours/multiple miles on the beach.
Bring a book bag to carry personal belongings such as drinks & snacks. A bag for fossils and shells is also recommended.
Wear shoes that are comfortable for walking 4+ miles on the beach and prepare children accordingly. The walk is long, but worth it!
Water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, shoes that can get sandy and a camera to document your finds.
To obtain group rates and military discounts, please call us at 843-795-0330.