Shark Tooth Beach Drop Book Now

This tour went to an island that is currently closed for bird nesting season. We have the Morris Island Beach Drop which is a very similar tour and you’ll have a chance to find shark teeth!

If you are looking for options after October 15th, click the link below to book!

Boat Cruise. Beach.  Harbor views. Shark teeth and fossils.  Shelling.  This shark tooth island is your gateway to relaxation without driving out to the barrier islands.

Enjoy a naturalist-led excursion aboard one of our Coast Guard-certified vessels, departing from our Shem Creek dock.   Bottlenose dolphins and Eastern brown pelicans will greet us as we head down Shem Creek and out into the Charleston Harbor.

You’ll experience unmatched views of the downtown skyline, Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter and other iconic landmarks.  Reaching the island, you’ll depart directly onto the beach and go on a hunt for shark teeth and fossils with a Coastal Expeditions guide*!  We’ll teach you how to spot fossils in the sand and help you identify your treasures.

You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own or walk along the beach before we head back to the mainland.

 


*On the island you’ll have access to a Coastal Expeditions guide.  You can interact with them as much- or as little- as you want!  Ask them for help finding fossils, chat about the geology of the island, get them to identify birds…They are there as an optional added resource during your adventure.


We also have the Morris Island Beach Drop which is a very similar tour and you’ll have a chance to find shark teeth!

Things to Know

ACTIVITY LEVEL
After a Charleston harbor boat ride, participants will depart directly from the boat onto the beach.  On the island, you can beach comb, explore and relax.  This is a small, undeveloped barrier island and does not have bathrooms or a shelter. 

TOUR DURATION
4 hours (includes 30-min boat ecotour each way)

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.  Swimsuits optional!

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks/bagged lunch.

WEATHER
Weather (thunderstorms or high winds) may impact this excursion. Cancellations usually occur due to lightning, thunder or high winds and we will make sure to reschedule your group if needed. Our general cancellation policies apply unless our experts determine it is potentially unsafe or unwise to venture out. In the event that we decide to cancel due to weather, we will make every effort to call you at least two hours before your departure and help you reschedule or credit/refund the full cost of your trip.

GRATUITY
Gratuity is not included in your tour price. Our guides go above and beyond to make sure you have a fantastic time out on the water! Average gratuity ranges from 15%–25% of your tour cost based on your experience. It is not required, but always greatly appreciated!

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel prior to 48-hours or you will not be eligible for a refund for the tour.

Trip Advisor Reviews

BEST TIME OF MY LIFE EVER
I had so much fun finding shark teeth and other fossils. I totally recommend this trip. You can have fun on the beach while searching for some teeth. On the way to the island, you can see different types of animals in the water and air. You see birds like pelicans or dolphins and sometimes it can be a really fun learning experience.

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Shark Tooth Beach Drop

Explore. Chat. Visit. And come on back, y’all.
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