SHARK TOOTH & FOSSIL
KAYAK TOUR

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Paleontologist.

Some of the islands around Charleston are prehistoric, and we commonly find fossils of marine animals and shark teeth on their shores. We've got a good eye for spotting these oceanic gems, and we'll teach you the skills you'll need to find and identify these treasures on this kayak adventure.

Departing from our Shem Creek flagship store, our exploration of the estuary begins in the historic shrimping waterway. As we paddle past shrimp boats, we're likely to see several of the gregarious bottlenose dolphins that reside and play in these waters.

Once in the Charleston Harbor, surrounded by iconic views of the Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter, Patriots Point and the downtown skyline, we'll exit our kayaks to search a small island for different species of shark teeth, fish vertebrae, fossils and artifacts in the sand.  Your guide will give you tips on how to "spot" shark teeth and identify the species of your treasures.  Teeth from Great White, Bull, Hammerhead, Lemon, Sharp Nose, Black Tip, Mako, Tiger, and Prehistoric Megaldon sharks are often found in the waters of Charleston.   And interesting fossils of sting ray "teeth," prehistoric camel and horse teeth- and even fossilized giant sloth claws!- can also be found along the shore.

The Shark Tooth & Fossil Kayak Tour is perfect for a parent-child or family outing. If you have been looking for an outdoor activity to do with your kids, this is one that is sure to inspire.

 


Don't see a time that works for your group?  Call (843)884-7684 and
we'll schedule a tour for you and your fellow fossil hunters!
-Tour is available from October 15 to March 15-

Founded in 1992, Coastal Expeditions is proud to be the original outfitter on Shem Creek and in the Charleston area.  Coastal Expeditions is an equal opportunity employer.

Every tour and adventure you take with Coastal Expeditions allows us to give back to local schools, environmental groups and causes close to our hearts. Read our guiding principles and the story of how we came to the Lowcountry way back in 1992.

shark tooth kayak tour on Shem Creek

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PRICE:
$65 Adults
$45 12 & under
(includes tax)

DEPARTURE POINT:
Shem Creek Campus
514-B Mill Street
Mount Pleasant, SC
About this location

TRIP DURATION:
Up to 3 hours
(includes pre-trip prep/instruction and tour) 
ACTIVITY LEVEL:
Participants will kayak on a guided expedition that has been timed with the tides for an enjoyable trip.  This is an excellent tour for beginners and experienced kayakers.

WHAT TO WEAR:
Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (Tevas-style shoes are best), a hat, and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton).  During cooler weather, dress in layers.

WHAT TO BRING:
Drinking water (1 liter/person), sunscreen
 
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
•  Kayaking
•  Dolphin-spotting
•  Birding
•  Photography
•  Charleston History
•  Fossil Hunting

SIMILAR SHEM CREEK TRIPS:
Shem Creek & Charleston Harbor Kayak Tour
Shem Creek 2-hour Kayak Tour
Charleston Harbor Sunset Kayak Tour
Crab Bank Birding Kayak Tour

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