Coastal Fossil Hunt & Wildlife Encounter – October 8th

$150.00

October 8th | 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Do you remember hunting for Shark Teeth on the beach as a kid? Perhaps you still do! The barrier islands around Charleston Harbor have some of the richest deposits of ancient shark teeth, fossils, sea shells, and colonial artifacts in the country. Join Captain Zach for the day as we venture out to a remote barrier island beach and spend time combing the sands for these relics. Enjoy possible encounters with some unique coastal wildlife like Strand-feeding Dolphins and endangered shorebirds like Least Terns & Wilson’s Plovers. On a good day you can walk away with more than 100 Teeth! Common teeth found belong to ancient Great Whites, Makos, Tiger, Bull, Hammers, and more. You might get lucky enough and find a Megalodon Tooth; it’s been known to happen!

Directions to the meeting place will be emailed to you upon registration. You must register in advance online.  One spot left!

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Do you remember hunting for Shark Teeth on the beach as a kid? Perhaps you still do! The barrier islands around Charleston Harbor have some of the richest deposits of ancient shark teeth, fossils, sea shells, and colonial artifacts in the country. Join Captain Zach for the day as we venture out to a remote barrier island beach and spend time combing the sands for these relics.  Enjoy possible encounters with some unique coastal wildlife like Strand-feeding Dolphins and endangered shorebirds like Least Terns & Wilson’s Plovers. On a good day you can walk away with more than 100 Teeth! Common teeth found belong to ancient Great Whites, Makos, Tiger, Bull, Hammers, and more. You might get lucky enough and find a Megalodon Tooth; it’s been known to happen!

Upon leaving the dock at 8am, we’ll be guided through the remarkable Saltmarsh Ecosystem where we’ll have the chance to view the unique diversity of Wading Birds that hunt the pluff mud. We arrive to a remote barrier island that our Captain has already pre-planned for us and spend 4-5 hours on the beach hunting fossils. Our objective is to arrive at the island as soon as the tide begins to head out. As the water recedes, fossils and teeth become unearthed and the more time we spend on the beach the greater our plunder! We arrive back at the drop point between 12:30 and 1pm where our Captain will be waiting to pick us up and head back to the dock. Water, snacks, and a shell bag will be provided.

Directions to the meeting place will be emailed to you upon registration. $150 per person. You must register in advance online; space is limited, so please register early.