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Fossil Hunting Tour

Charleston, SC

Item #: WAT-CSC-0009
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Overview

Embark on a prehistoric adventure as you travel to a remote location in search of million-year-old fossils with an expert naturalist guide!

  • Enjoy a fully guided 4.5-hour tour with this TripAdvisor 5-star rated provider
  • Cruise by boat through Lowcountry marshland to an uninhabited beach front
  • Learn about local ecosystems, wildlife, and South Carolina’s paleontological history
  • Take a 5-mile roundtrip hike for finds like shark teeth, marine fossils, and more
  • Explore remnants of the Ice Age and beyond on this incredible Fossil Hunting Tour!

Charleston, SC

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    Essential Information
    • All ages are welcome
    • Participants will need to be able to walk 1-3 hours/multiple miles on the beach
    • A backpack or small cooler containing drinks and snacks is allowed
    • No single-use glass bottles
    • A minimum of 4 participants is required for this tour to run 
    Duration
    This walking tour lasts approximately 4 to 4.5 hours, covering 5 miles roundtrip.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    This tour is available for up to 12 participants.
    Spectators
    This experience is for booked participants only.
    Weather Dependent
    Please contact your tour provider with any questions about weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes that you don’t mind getting sandy. It’s also recommended to bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a backpack to carry personal belongings like drinks and snacks, and a camera to document your findings. (Tip: Bring an extra bag for your fossil and shell collections!)
    What can I expect on the tour?

    You can expect to have a great time with a knowledgeable naturalist guide as you search for prehistoric fossils.

    What should I wear?

    Dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes that you don’t mind getting sandy. It’s also recommended to bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a backpack to carry personal belongings like drinks and snacks, and a camera to document your findings. (Tip: Bring an extra bag for your fossil and shell collections!)

    What kind of boat will we take out to the lighthouse?

    You will be aboard either a Carolina Skiff or Sea Hunt Bay Boat.

    Are there any age restrictions?

    All ages are welcome. However, there is a 5-mile hike. So, participants should be comfortable walking for 1-3 hours along the beach.

    Returns
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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of the experience. 

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