Anyone can find fossils if you know where to look…which is where we come in! Cruise by boat through pristine marshland to the uninhabited beach front. Along the way, your experienced naturalist guide will discuss local ecosystems, wildlife, and of course, paleontology. Learn about South Carolina fossil history, distribution, and what you can expect to find on this unforgettable fossil hunting adventure. Next, embark on a 5 mile round trip hike to a remote location where you are guaranteed to find prehistoric fossils from millions of years ago. Potential fossil finds include shark teeth from species like megalodon, mako, great white, and tiger shark. You may also come across 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 assist with fossil identification and help sort them for your personal collection. Our fossil hunting tour is a specialty tour is offered once or twice a week from spring to fall.
$80/adult 13 and older
$55/child 12 and under
Carolina Skiff or Sea Hunt Bay Boat
The dock at 1871 Bowens Island Road, Charleston, SC
Water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, shoes that can get sandy and a phone or camera.
- 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!
Dogs/pets are not allowed on guided group tours. Please notify us if you will be brining a service dog or would like to book a private tour.
To obtain group rates and military discounts, please call us at 843-795-0330.