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Public Shark Tooth Island Excursion

Uncover the ancient treasures of the ocean in Savannah.

Quick Details

Adult Ages 13+
Child Under 12 years old

Discover ancient fossils and gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating world beneath the waves of Savannah, GA.

Sharktooth Island is only available to visit at low tide, so this trip leaves at different times each day depending on the tide. The island is located in the Savannah River a short boat trip through the beautiful Marshlands of Coastal Georgia. This 3 1/2 hour excursion, drop off and pick up to and from the island, led by local captain guides who will educate you on how to best search for fossils and comb the shore for shells and other treasures. Guests must be capable of climbing off the bow of our open vessel onto the shoreline in water ankle to knee-deep. On this outing you will get WET, SANDY and maybe… MUDDY if you’re lucky!

Explore History

As our planet has aged, the water levels have risen and fallen many times, creating huge inland seas as well as changing the location of the coastline. Many species like the Miohippus or three-toed horse inhabited most of North America some 25-32 million years ago during the Oligocene. Another unusual fossil found belongs to the Camel family, the Camelops. The ancient camels were the forerunners of those of today, dating back to the late Pliocene to the end of Pleistocene, or from about 44 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago. From Mammoths to Megalodons, every trip to Shark Tooth Island is an adventure into the past.