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Charleston - Fossil Hunting

Look for and find fossils while exploring Morris Island in search of the prehistoric past.

  • Ride by boat to Morris Island
  • Hike across the island and search for fossils
  • Discover an area known for its shark teeth finds
  • Have your fossil find identified by a guide
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Min. passengers

    8

  • Booking code

    A-CHD6

  • From

    237 €

  • Notices

    Comfortable clothing, walking shoes that can get sandy, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.

Cruise by boat for 15 km (9.5 miles) through marshland to the uninhabited beach front of Morris Island. Once you arrive, a naturalist leads you on a beach hike – an approximately 8 km (5 miles) roundtrip - to a remote location where you are likely to find fossils from millions of years ago.

Your guide will discuss fossils in general, why fossils are found in the area and what type of fossils you can expect to find on Morris Island.

You will be shown the best places to find a variety of giant shark teeth from species like megalodon, mako, great white, and tiger sharks. You may also get the opportunity to find assorted vertebrate fossils from marine mammals, sea turtles, marine fish and Ice Age megafauna like tapir, sloth, llama, bison, horse, sabre-toothed cats, mammoth and mastodon. The guide will identify your fossil finds and help you sort them for your personal collection.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Language: English
  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes that can get sandy, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.
  • Walking information: Approx. 8 kilometres (5 miles) walking on level and uneven terrain.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No

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