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Charleston Fossil Adventures, LLC



Charleston Fossil Adventures, LLC is a family-friendly outdoor adventure enterprise, geared towards providing a fun, welcoming environment for seasoned and novice fossil hunters, alike.


CFA offers fossil hunting in Charleston and the surrounding area, and makes sure that everyone walks away with lots of fossil material. These are 100% real, naturally-occurring fossils, NEVER "planted" before your trip.


Whether you're looking to spend a relaxing evening on the beach, or stock up on shark teeth for a seaside craft project, Charleston Fossil Adventures, LLC ensures that kids of all ages (and those young at heart!) have a great time!

The three main departments of Charleston Fossil Adventures, LLC are:


  1. Fossil Outings

  2. Fossil Identification

  3. Fossil Education


During outings, CFA equips vacationers and fossil enthusiasts with the knowledge for location and identification.


Through identification, CFA experts provide unparalleled identification of collected fossils.


Educational opportunities offered by CFA include school, scouting, and extracurricular site visits, as well as booth setups during festivals and other events.

Charleston Fossil Adventures, LLC and its participants are proud to be in compliance with all state laws regarding the legal collection of fossils and artifacts in South Carolina. Since its inception in 2016, CFA remains in good standing with the Maritime Research Division under the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. LEARN MORE.



At Home Adventure

Starting at $29.99 - Buy now!

In lieu of leading in person tours because of COVID-19, we're offering fossil-rich gravel shipped to your door!

Identify fossils from your purchase here.

Folly Beach Adventure

Starting at $49.99 - Book now!

Our most accessible tour, the FBA is best for being introduced to the world of fossils and finding your first shark tooth!

Edisto Beach Adventure

Starting at $49.99 - Book now!

For those interested in fossils other than shark teeth, the EBA is a sure bet! Numerous fossils from the last Ice Age are abundant.

Fossil Kayaking Adventures

Starting at $85.99 - Book now!

Grab your paddles and get ready to hit the water as we kayak to fossil sites for some megatooth, megalodon, mako mania!

Identification Adventure

Starting at $100/$175 - Book now!

Pull out your fossil collection and let our experts identify your finds! Perfect for an indoor winter activity!


School Group Adventure

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Our experts are experienced in engaging kids of all ages in discovering the wonder behind fossils in the Lowcountry!

Exhibit Booth Adventure

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Have an event or festival that needs a local touch? Let our experts showcase fossils from the area along with cool activities!

Voted Charleston's BEST
Outdoor Adventure Activity
in the 2018 Post and Courier's Charleston's Choice Awards!

What can I expect on my trip?!

Check out this great video by Activated Adventures from their Edisto Beach Adventure with us! They found some incredible treasures on their hunt, and they even joined the Shark Tooth Club!

Be the paleo hero with amazing fossil gifts!

MORPHOLOGIE Jewelry line
Browse a wide variety of jewelry items -- both masculine and feminine! Bracelets, cuffs, rings, pendants, and more!
Heirloom Megalodon seeds
Be the envy of your friends!
A great gag gift!


Ashby Gale


Trust a published paleontologist to identify your fossil treasures!

Ashby Gale is founder and primary tour guide for Charleston Fossil Adventures, LLC. After attaining a degree in Environmental Science in 2013, Ashby fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a paleontologist by moving to Edisto Beach and becoming the Interpretive Ranger for the State Park, working closely with the Ice Age fossils found along Edisto's shores.


After seeing the need for a more family-friendly fossil hunting experience in the Lowcountry, Ashby founded CFA to fill the niche. Recognizing the limitations of children and seniors, CFA allows individuals of all ages to participate in fossil hunting adventures.


Ashby works with his guests to make sure they understand the driving principles depositing and sorting fossils on our shores, so they can fill their pockets with fossils on every outing!

Ashby is currently the president of the Palmetto Paleontological Society.

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A successful day is a result of positive thoughts!



"Ashby's passion and knowledge of fossils and the environment is contagious!"

"We give Ashby an A+!! We really enjoyed the time he spent teaching us about fossils. Ashby's love for his job shows in his enthusiasm for teaching others. We appreciate all the time he spent with us! Thank you!"

Patty & Bruce

Carthage, MO

"I've collected fossils for years, but have been unable to identify a big majority of them - that was, until I met Ashby. He has gone out of his way to help me learn traits of fossils. His knowledge blows me away!"


Laurens, SC

"Our family is hooked on shark tooth hunting!! We went on the Folly Beach Adventure and learned about the formation of the unique fossils on the coast, and how to identify ALL of the shark teeth and amazing sea creatures. Ashby's passion and knowledge of fossils and the environment is contagious!"


Goose Creek, SC



Our Info


Daily:  8:00 AM – Dusk


Daily: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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