Fossil Kayaking Adventures

Fossil Hunting Lowcountry Rivers 

Join CFA on a fossil kayaking trip to various shorelines and gravel beds found along rivers in the Lowcountry. This popular fossil kayaking tour is the only one of its kind in Charleston! These tours take place at secluded locations loaded with larger fossils and shark teeth, accessed by kayak, with levels for beginners and pros!

A perfect introduction to kayaking and fossil hunting! Be prepared to get wet and muddy during these popular tours that yield beautiful shark teeth!

Ages 10+
(With adult accompaniment. Must be 1 adult per youths 10-15 y.o.)

More kayaking and more fossils!
Enjoy a 6 mile round-trip paddle to sites in this tour that provides the most fossil collecting out of any we offer!

Ages 16+

Experienced paddlers only.

To maximize your enjoyment and that of future guests, CFA kindly requests that you do not return to or disclose the location of our kayak sites so that others can enjoy them as you did on your trip!
Large teeth, vertebrae, and fossils!
Tom went home with a 3.25" tooth!
Beautiful brown and tan teeth!
Large numbers and great quality!
Great white, mako, sand tiger, rays!
Paddling the Lowcountry rivers!
Lots of great looking teeth!
Giant white shark teeth are common!
Megalodon teeth and fossil barnacle!
Good looking handfuls there!
Example teeth from the kayak trips!
fossil kayak tour in Charleston

1/2 Day Adventure

Tour Length: 5 hours

Ages 10+

Tour Capacity: 8 people

New reservations: $300 minimum*

NO HOBBY DIVING LICENSE REQUIRED

Meeting Location: 30 minutes southwest of downtown Charleston (Exact address provided at time of booking.)

Paddle Length: 1.5 mile (2.5 km) roundtrip;
~30 minutes one way

New to kayaking? Never kayaked before? Then this Adventure is for you! During your 5-hour Adventure, we'll search secluded beaches accessible only by kayak. Be prepared to get muddy... These trips take place in tidal creeks where our signature pluff mud can be found, so you may also experience a complimentary mud bath!

Beyond the mud, participants find teeth from shark species ranging from the ever elusive Megalodon, to his ancestor Carcharocles angustidens, to intricately-patterned smaller teeth such as those from thresher and snaggletooth sharks! Other fossils represented include: corals, sea biscuits, mollusks, stingrays, fish, sea turtles, and more, all as old as 28-30 million years! 

All gear is provided (kayak, paddle, life vest, safety gear) so all you have to provide is yourself, food, water, and an adventurous spirit!

 

Youths ages 10-15 must be in a tandem kayak with an adult 18+. As a result, CFA kindly asks that one adult is present for every youth ages 10-15; three youths means three adults!

Recommended Items: Bathing suit, 64 oz water, snacks/lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, rubber boots/laced tennis shoes/closed-toe water shoes (no flip flops, no Crocs), camera/cell phone, waterproof bag, raincoat/light jacket, hat, readers/Rx glasses

Please review our terms, here​.

Enjoy your tour? Don't forget to tip the guide!

2021 Private Group Rates:
$300 flat rate (1-2 people)
 
For 3+ people, $119.99/person

3/4 Day Adventure

Tour Length: 8 hours

Ages 16+

Tour Capacity: 8 people

Lunch provided!

2 Adult minimum, Experienced Paddlers only

NO HOBBY DIVING LICENSE REQUIRED

Meeting Location: 30 minutes southwest of downtown Charleston (Exact address provided at time of booking.)

Paddle Length: 6 miles (10 km) roundtrip;
45-60 minutes, one way

Experienced paddler that lives for the thrill of the hunt and a scenic paddle? Then this Adventure is for you! During your 8-hour Adventure, we'll search a secluded beach, enjoy a 45-90 minute one-way paddle (based on skill level), feast on a provided lunch, and comb an enormous beach from high tide to low tide! 

Participants find teeth from shark species ranging from the ever elusive Megalodon, to his ancestor Carcharocles angustidens, to intricately-patterned smaller teeth such as those from thresher and snaggletooth sharks! Other fossils represented include: corals, sea biscuits, mollusks, stingrays, fish, sea turtles, and more, all as old as 28-30 million years! 

All gear is provided (kayak, paddle, life vest, safety gear) so all you have to provide is yourself, snacks, water, and an adventurous spirit! 

Lunch is a "Three Course Special," featuring:

  • Hemipristis Hydration (Tea or Lemonade)

  • Snaggletooth Sandwich (Herbivore and Omnivore options of your choice!)

  • Shark Bait, Ooh-Ha-Ha (Side of your choice and Cookies that bring in the large fossils!)

All of these tasty items are kept cool and dry in the innovative drybag cooler by ICEMULE® Coolers!

Recommended Items: Bathing suit, 64 oz water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, rubber boots/closed-toe water shoes (no flip flops!), camera/cell phone, waterproof bag, raincoat/light jacket, hat, readers/Rx glasses

Please review our terms, here​.

Enjoy your tour? Don't forget to tip the guide!

This could be you:
2021 Private Group Rates:
Adults (16+): $199.99
Youth (10-15): Not recommended
 
Party of 4 for $650 (20% off!)
After 4, add $150/per person