Join our seasoned naturalists to explore uninhabited beachfront for an unmatched fossil and shark tooth hunting experience. We hope you’re curious because on this tour you’ll learn about South Carolina fossil history, shark teeth, area ecology, paleontology, and more.
Your boat tour departs from our dock on Bowens Island. You’ll cruise pristine marshlands until we reach our island destination. Next, embark on a 4-6 mile round trip hike to a remote location where you are guaranteed to find shark teeth and prehistoric fossils from millions of years ago.Book Now
$85/adult 13 and older
$55/child 12 and under
- 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.
Carolina Skiff or Sea Hunt Bay Boat
Our location offers parking & restrooms. There are no restrooms aboard any of our vessels. Bathrooms can be used before and after tours.
Water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, walking shoes that can get sandy and a phone or camera.
Each guest must complete an electronic liability prior to arrival. There is no need to bring/print a copy. If you cannot complete it online please plan to arrive extra early.
1871 Bowens Island Road, Charleston, SC
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!
Digging of any kind, with or without tools, is prohibited. Morris Island is a natural, public island. The beach dunes are protected for environmental & historic reasons. Fossil & shell material can be gathered only when visible.
Due to the remote nature & length of this tour, we do not allow dogs.
Service gratuity for your captain or guide is optional but accepted.
To obtain group rates and military discounts, please call us at 843-795-0330.
Shark Teeth of South Carolina
Charleston, Folly Beach, and Morris Island are prized for their shark teeth hunting potential, but what kind of shark teeth are you likely to find? On a COA shark tooth hunting tour potential fossil finds include the teeth of makos, tiger sharks, great whites, and the prized megalodon! Megalodon teeth are among the largest of all shark teeth. A single megalodon tooth is the size of a human hand!
Prehistoric Fossil Finds
You may also come across an assortment of vertebrate fossils from marine mammals, fish, and sea turtles. You may also uncover fossils from Ice Age megafauna (which means the big animals!) like tapir, sloth, llama, bison, horses, saber-toothed cats, mammoths, and mastodons.
Your guide will provide tips and tricks for spotting fossils and assist with shark teeth and fossil identification as you sort through your new history collection.
Grateful to Joe and his team for offering a great experience. Cade was our guide on a shark tooth and fossil expedition and he was a wealth of knowledge with a keen eye for finding nature treasures! I’m betting our kids (age 6 and 10) will remember this forever. We love adventuring with independent outfitters and local guides and are so thankful we found COA!Jennifer Pharr D., December 2022 (Trip Advisor)