Kids Fossil Adventure | Drop Off! Book Now

Drop off your children at our Shem Creek flagship for an afternoon that takes them to a barrier island in Charleston Harbor on a kids fossil adventure!  On this expedition, we will take a 30-minute boat trip out to Morris Island and back.  At the island, we will have 2 hours to explore the island looking for shark teeth, fossils, and shells along the way!

Throughout the excursion, kids will be with an outdoor educator to identify fossils other beach finds and talk about the local ecosystem.  On this kids fossil adventure, they’re likely to find shark teeth, Megalodon teeth, fossilized vertebrae, ray plates and much more.  These finds become treasured keepsakes and can be made into jewelry or sorted by species, continuing the education far beyond the day’s adventure.

Charleston’s Original Outfitter- Founded in 1992

This trip is a great way to explore Charleston’s beautiful barrier islands and the estuary.  It offers an independent 3-hours of fossil hunting and a harbor cruise– it’s like  a mini Coastal Expeditions day camp.

All Coastal Expeditions guides are trained in first aid, CPR and life guarding.  As year round leaders of day camps and school field trips, our staff is well-trained to keep safety at the forefront.  Our Mount Pleasant campus offers on-site parking, private bathrooms & changing areas and a waterfront campus at the quiet end of Shem Creek.

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, October 9
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 16
12-3 p.m.

Check out our 4-week kayak program for kids ages 9-12, too!  After School Sea Kayak Program

Things to Know

AGES
Kids 8-13

TOUR DURATION
3 hours

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PRICE?
• Charleston Harbor Boat Cruise on a Coast Guard-certified vessel
• 2 hours with Coastal Expeditions guides on a barrier island.

COVID-19 SAFETY
During check-in and while on the boat, everyone will be required to wear a mask and socially distance.  Once we are on the island, kids can remove their masks (or leave them on).  Guides will wear masks throughout the adventure.

WHAT TO WEAR
Dress for the weather and wear a hat to protect from the sun. Even if it is warm, a windbreaker is recommended for the boat ride and while on the island.  Wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.

WHAT TO BRING
Water bottle and snack. Sunscreen.

ARE ADULTS ALLOWED TO COME, TOO?
This is an experience for kids only.  You’re welcome to hang out on our creekside deck or walk to nearby Vintage Coffee Cafe for a break if you want to stay close.  Or you could rent kayaks or paddleboards and have an adventure of your own!

 

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Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant Rentals

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Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

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If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

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Isle of Palms Rentals

Offering Kayaks and Paddleboards

Take in the stunning beauty of local creeks and waters from one of our kayaks or SUPs. Walk-ups are welcome or call / text to book and we’ll be ready when you are. All gear and instruction provided.

Call or text 843.884.7684 to book.

Outpost Location

Need A Guide?

If you really want to get a feel for the local history, identify the native wildlife, and get to special places, you'll need someone experienced to show you the way. We'll get you there.

Check out our Isle of Palms tours.

Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard Click to Book via Text