Fossil Kayaking Tour Update!

May 2, 2017


If you've been thinking about scheduling a Fossil Kayaking Adventure, you may be wondering:

  • How do they know where we can find fossils?

  • How do they guarantee such incredible returns on fossilized shark teeth?

  • How do they know these boat landings are safe?

The answer to all of these questions is: hours and hours of site exploration, testing, success, and failure. From thunderstorms to non-existent boat landings, Charleston Fossil Adventures takes the hard work of location scouting out of the visitor's hands so that their fossil hunting adventure is as fruitful and enjoyable as possible! Check out some of the more memorable experiences from this scouting season, below. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for a BIG announcement!

Scouting the Edisto River for Fossils


Fossil hunting on the Edisto River can be incredibly fruitful, and yet it can also be incredibly frustrating! Unlike exposed beaches, the Edisto River has fossils in the deeper channels where large gravel congregates. One glance at the height of the Edisto, and it doesn't take an expert to recognize that water deeper than 5ft may be a little tricky to navigate for fossils! Add to that the dark color of the water, and suddenly your fossil trip becomes extremely daunting.


Never fear! CFA monitors the river depth and knows where the shallower productive fossil beds are located!



"Blackwater" characteristic of the Edisto River:


Givhans Ferry State Park - Boat Launch Location


Not every scouting trip yields shark teeth...


Now we're talking! Finding gravel beds with big teeth:


Scouting the Ashley River for Fossils