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.
$79/person, $55/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.