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Experience an adventure of a lifetime riding through old world Florida forest or blasting up the Peace River in an airboat with us today!
We offer various modes of fossil hunting using both airboats and swamp buggies, as well as other methods such as canoe and/or by foot. These vary by availability. See below for current offerings.
Tours are weather permitting. We will confirm 24 hours prior to ensure you get the best possible experience.
These weekend tours begin at 9am and run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy a swamp buggy ride to a preselected secluded creek dig site, a fossil dig, and a ride back on the buggy at the conclusion.
There is a minimum of 3 people, with a maximum of 5 people. We also have an option for a second buggy which will situate 5 more guests, but these are not guaranteed.
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We also offer private tours from Monday to Thursday. See below.
Our most popular fossil service! Enjoy a ride to the fossil grounds in style on our airboats. Peace River fossils are world class and our grounds consistently put out amazing finds season after season. Dock to dock time 10am to 3pm.
Minimum of 5 people with maximum of 18 people. UPGRADED HEAVY DUTY SCOOPS NOW INCLUDED IN PRICE!
We also offer private tours. Please scroll down for more.
These are 4 hour tours from 9 am to 1 pm. All fossil hunting equipment is included. Variable walk in points to DeSoto County creeks and rivers, digging in various locations. A great alternative for a shorter, economical fossiling adventure!
Not for the beginner! This extreme tour is offered only a few times a year and consists of 8 to 10 hours of fossil hunting, with multiple options including a swamp buggy ride, walking up to one mile of trails in our beautiful Florida wilderness and digging in multiple locations in our secluded creek OR riding an airboat up the Peace River, and digging in a private fossil-rich location. All fossil hunting equipment is provided. Limited availability and scheduling.
Fossil Recovery Exploration offers this truly unique and legendary two day fossil hunting adventure only a few times a year.
Experience old world Florida wilderness Fossil hunting, combining an airboat ride, swamp buggy ride, camping, dinner, live Blues music, and more to make for a once in a lifetime experience!
This special event is weather permitting.
Our newest addition to FRE offerings, and proving to be a crowd favorite in the process! This includes one of the longest airboat rides in FL to our secret location on the Peace River which has been putting out some of the best finds of recent times for us! Finding mammoth teeth, large mammal fossils and of course lots of large shark teeth (yes, and megs) is not uncommon and this is your best get at finding the good stuff! This tour runs from 9am to 3pm and is only available at select times.
Our newest dry dig allows you to dig fossils as they lay naturally in the fossil layer via shovel and sifter. It's the most honest fossil hunting you can find!
Offered every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and we include all equipment and transportation to the site. Enjoy a short van ride through beautiful Florida backcountry and see native wildlife, plants and mind bending scenery on the way in. It runs 830 to 1230 so we can wrap before the heavy heat and afternoon storms arrive.
We Offer It All!
Home schooling groups rates ages 6 to 10 years old.
Special rate includes 2 hour fossil hunting with all equipment provided preceded by a children's educational presentation and fossil display.
Celebrate your special event with a private group fossil hunting tour. Of course, all equipment provided.
SWAMP BUGGY PRIVATE TOURS
We offer Swamp Buggy private tours from Monday to Thursday. These tours are special order and would be an intimate experience that would consist of just your group and the guide, with no other guests on the excursion. Each purchase of a private tour comes with a one on one, after-tour educational identification of your finds as well a great package of discount coupons from our sponsors and friends not available on our main weekend public excursions.
We have a maximum of 5 people for these trips. Depending on availability, we may be able to fossil hunt for up to 6 hours vs the public time of 4 hours.
The cost for the Swamp Buggy Private Experience is 800$.
Please allow 48 hours before booking to ensure availability.
AIRBOAT PRIVATE TOURS
We offer Airboat Private Tours as well, with three options based on availabiity and party size. These tours are special order and would be an intimate experience that would consist of just your group and the guide, with no other guests on the excursion. As with the swamp buggy, each purchase of a private tour comes with a one on one, after-tour educational identification of your finds as well a great package of discount coupons from our sponsors and friends not available on our main weekend public excursions.
We have a max of 9 people for these trips. Rates are as follows:
A small airboat (up to five guests) would be 1100$.
An medium airboat (up to 7 guests) would be 1350$.
A large airboat (up to 9 guests) would be 1650$.
We can accommodate more than 10 guests, please contact us for large group/customized rates for Private Tours.
Only one type of boat may be used at a time for these trips.
Please allow 48 hours before booking to ensure availability here as well.