Your hunt for the elusive megalodon shark tooth will yield a pocketful of fossilized shark teeth and prehistoric treasures. While turbo-charged thrill seekers will opt for the kayak adventure into the wilderness around Charleston, the more laid-back among us can enjoy the thrill of the hunt from ever popular Folly Beach.
Megalodon Kayak Adventure
The kayak trip is limited currently to ages 10+ (see Folly Beach for little dino-fans). Your trip guide, Ashby Gale, is a paleontologist who has earned pages of rave reviews – even from the just-along-for-the-ride crowd – for his patient and relatable instruction, immense dino knowledge, and of course the prehistoric treasures you’ll bring home.
Who doesn’t love getting a little muddy and discovering ancient treasures?!
Folly Beach Fossil Hunt
Get a little beach time and satisfy the demands of your little paleontologists with a megalodon shark tooth hunt on Folly Beach. You may not come away with the meg, but you're dino-fan is bound to come away with a pocketful of fossil treasures. Even better, this adventure is loved by kids and adults. So you'll pick up a fun new skill (fossil hunter) and have a entertaining distraction for your next beach trip. See the Folly Beach Adventure from our recommended guide.
Know Before You Go
The kayak adventure requires closed-toe and closed-heel footwear. Sunscreen, hat, bug repellant, light-colored and lightweight clothing is highly recommended. This is a rain or shine activity, so raincoats are advisable for summer pop-up storms. Bring your water and snacks.
Thrill-O-Meter – 7
- Ages: 10+ (other options for younger paleontologists)
- Where: Charleston, SC
- When: Year round
- Cost: About $150 per person
- Guide: Charleston Fossil Adventures
Where To Hunt
While the Carolina Traveler team recommends a guide for your first time out, fossilized shark teeth can be found (with some searching) on Folly Beach near Charleston.
Photo credit: Charleston Fossil Adventures