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Glide into the past on our private airboat tour down the scenic Peace River. Digging and sifting for Prehistoric fossils from 10,000-10,000,000 years ago! Discover extinct bones from our last ice age, as well as shark teeth including the GIANT Megalodon Shark. Peace river shark tooth hunting is world famous! Join us on a guided hunt today!
FOSSIL JUNKIES EXPERIENCE
Do you love finding and hunting for Megalodon Shark Teeth the way we do? The Peace River Formation is located in Southwest Florida. This natural formation is one of the richest fossil hunting formations in the United States. Join us on the ULTIMATE Florida adventure. Our fossil hunting airboat tour departs out of Arcadia and Gardner Florida. You will spend the day cruising down the beautiful scenic Peace River. On this trip you will see lots of wildlife and beautiful old Florida! We will cruise down the river by airboat to our best fossil locations. You will enjoy the day in the comfortable water digging and sifting for Florida's prehistoric past.
Our fossil excursion starts at 9 AM. We offer 4 different start times daily. 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM. Generally, a 4-hour trip. Sometimes longer depending on the guests. You are guaranteed to go home with lots of goodies and a memory that lasts a lifetime. Until our larger boat is finished being built, we can only accommodate small groups of 2. Which are great for husband and wife. Father-son, father-daughter. Mother-son or mother-daughter. Or just a group of two friends that want to get out and find some cool fossils on the beautiful Peace River. Ice cold water is included as well as shovels and sifters. Make sure to pack light and bring some snacks and whatever other drinks you would like to have on your trip.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR TRIP
We understand expectations are HIGH! Why wouldn't they be? Our EXPERIENCED STAFF is here to help with your entire trip! We ask everyone to be on time for your tour DEPARTURE. Once we meet at the launch location Captain John will load your group aboard our private airboat. On our way upriver to the hunting grounds be sure to enjoy all the scenic wildlife the Peace River has to offer. Keep your eyes out for wildlife, including beautiful birds, deer, alligators, basking turtles as well as Osceola turkeys. ALSO, THE OCCASIONAL BALD EAGLE! The beautiful natural lime rock high embankment of the Peace River is a product of nature's masterpiece. The fauna and flora growing along this remote area takes you back in time. The airboat ride is a very neat and enjoyable ride for all ages. Once we arrive to the hunting grounds, we will offload your group into the shallow waters of the Peace River. Along with our digging tools and sifters that we provide you with for your hunting trip. We are targeting the gravel beds on the bottom of the river. Expect to be digging and sifting in knee to waste deep water with our custom digging scoops. So, make sure you wear your water shoes or (dive booties). Please no flip flops. We run each scoop of gravel through our sifting screens to wash out the sand and sort out the gravel and pick out the fossils. Either Captain John or one of our guides will be there to help you with questions and IDs of what you're finding. We supply you with our fossil collecting bags to store your finds while hunting. Alot of customers ask, what about alligators? Generally speaking, alligators are natural inhabitants of the Peace River. We see them quite often on the airboat ride. However, we usually don't see them at our digging locations. Once the dig tour time is up, we will go through you're finds and help out with any more questions. We are going to educate you as much as possible on the history of Florida's prehistoric past. We will then re-board the airboat and head back towards the boat ramp for another enjoyable airboat experience. Complete time frame on every tour is minimum 4 hours. Sometimes a little longer depending on each group.
WHAT TO EXPECT TO FIND
Expect to find tons of bones from our last ice age. As well as many different species of smaller shark's teeth. Frequently find Ice Age horse teeth and other fossilized mammal teeth from prehistoric elephants like the Colombian Mammoth. Fragments and tooth sections from these giant animals are fairly common to find. Giant armadillo scoots from VW sized prehistoric animals also hits the sifters. These are known as Glyptodon. Glyptodon Scoots are incredible fossils, one of our favorites! Llama, Bison, Sloth, and Deer teeth are some other cool fossils that frequently show up in our sifters. Fossilized Alligator and Crocodile teeth are another fairly common find that may end up in your sifter, so keep your eyes out! You also find armor plates from these large scaley reptiles. They make some very neat conversation pieces. Fossilized Land Tortoise, and Fossilized Turtle shell fragments are very common finds. Occasionally you will find artifacts from ancient man on our trips. Including arrow heads and spears. However, with Florida state laws any artifact found must be returned to the river. Tons of prehistoric whale and dolphin bones, teeth and their ear bones also pop up. Fossilized stingray mouth plates, dermal scoots and barbs pop up regularly. As well as the manatees ancient relative, the Dugong. Lots of heavy (very dense) rib bones from these large animals are frequent finds on the river. Last but not least. The largest PREDATOR of all time, the megalodon shark! Megalodon shark teeth hit the sifters every week. They are a common find on our trips. With a little luck you can surely go home with a 2.5-million-year-old + megalodon shark tooth!
WHAT THE CAPTAIN SUPPLIES
DIGGING SCOOPER + SIFTER
FOSSIL COLLECTING BAGS
ICE COLD BEVERAGES
EARMUFFS FOR AIRBOAT RIDE
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
WATER BOOTIES / WATER SHOES YOU DONT MIND GETTING WET
SNACKS & DRINKS OF YOUR CHOICE
WETSUITS (OPTIONAL) USUALLY RECOMMEND DURING DECMBER - MARCH
REMEMBER TO PACK LIGHT! AIRBOATS ARE DESIGNED TO GLIDE ONTOP OF THE WATER. THE LESS WEIGHT THE BETTER. IF IT'S NOT A NECESSITY PLEASE LEAVE IT BEHIND.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT CAPTAIN JOHN (239)645-6347
WEIGHT LIMIT OF CUSTOMERS AND THEIR BELONGINGS NO MORE THEN 400-450 POUNDS FOR THE SMALL AIRBOAT PRIVATE TOUR.
WE CURRENTLY ARE ONLY OFFERING PRIVATE GROUP TOURS OF 2 UNTIL OUR LARGER AIRBOAT IS FINISHED BEING BUILT. LARGE AIRBOAT SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY END OF FEBUARY 2024!
Do you love hunting Megalodon Shark Teeth the way we do?
Here’s your ride for the day! Experience our fun 3 passenger fossil hunting Airboat. Powered by a super reliable 4-cylinder aircraft engine. Enjoy gliding down the shallow waters and parts of land down the scenic Peace River. Earmuffs are included. Make sure to bring your glasses and sunscreen! One of the coolest tours for sight-seeing and discovery! You will see lots of wildlife, beautiful fauna and old Florida! Oh and of course lots of fossils, including Megalodon shark's teeth.