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River Guides

Our Recommended River Guides

Fossil Junkies

Fossil Junkies runs an airboat tour for a small group as one of their options, all equipment provided.  Other tour styles may be available by the time you read this including a 10 passenger airboat tour captained by John & Carrie who are certified airboat captains as well as boat captains for their Dive Charters

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If you are familiar with my channel you are likely familiar with John & Carrie as we have hunted in many videos together.  I know their love for exploring the rivers has lead to some of the most untapped locations for their tours. 


Fossil Recovery Exploration

Fossil Recovery Exploration runs a guided tour allowing you to sift for fossils in Florida creeks and rivers.  The standard tour lasts 6 hours, but 10 hour Extreme fossil hunting tours and overnight trips are occasionally organized as well.  All equipment provided!

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Ken Follman is very knowledgeable and will identify your finds on-site.  He helped me in my early days to preserve one of my favorite finds, a Mastodon Tusk!

Paleo Discoveries

With Paleo Discoveries, fossil-hunting is done by digging and sifting gravel from shallow river bottoms- even kids can do it. Our walk-in trips allow you to park and fossil-hunt within walking distance of your vehicle all day. Or, take advantage of our popular canoe/kayak trips.

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IHDT has run into Fred a few times while out hunting for our videos.  We believe that means he is on some good spots!


Nervous about the River?

Check out our Land Hunt Page as an alternative to River Hunting if the water makes you nervous


Friendly Floridian Adventures

Based near Jacksonville, Friendly Floridian Adventures is a one-of-a-kind "Adventure Companion Service" for Fossil Hunting, Kayaking, Camping, Diving, and equipment rental, for outdoor activities all over the state.

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Owner and guide, John-Michael Brown, is a combat veteran, certified life coach, open-water scuba diver, and has been an avid fossil hunter for more than 25 years. He is also an experienced kayaker and camper. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with other people and always enjoys making new friends to explore Florida with. Friendly Floridian Adventures also offers a “Sponsored Dig” or “Sponsored Dive” service for fossil enthusiasts who might prefer to have someone else recover fossils on their behalf.

SIFT Tours

SIFT Tours is a family run organization located in Wauchula, FL. We want to share our love for the outdoors and discovery. We fell in love paddling the beautiful Peace River and finding sharks teeth with our family. We think you will too! Come join us!

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SIFT Tours has been getting trendy as well with their fossil collection containers and apparel.  Check them out.


H2O Adventures & More

H2O Adventures & More is a mobile kayaking outfitter operating out of the Tampa Bay area. We love to get people out into nature, exploring and adventuring on and in the water. Here in Florida everything has a season, so we ensure to offer activities for each.

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We also have a passion for fossil hunting, so we offer walk in creek hunting, hiking to or paddling trips on the Peace River from the Ft. Meade, Wauchula and Zolfo Springs boat ramps. Additionally, we offer swimming with manatees, eco tours, sunset, full moon, bioluminescence and scalloping events via kayak. We offer unique experiences such as hosting floating fossil hunting birthday parties, complete with fossilized shark teeth goody bags.

Mudslinger Tours

Based in Gainsville Florida, Mudslinger Tours offer creek tours with knowledgeable guides so you can find sharks teeth and other amazing fossils!  Their 179 Facebook reviews with a 5-star average speak for itself!

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Fossil Funatics

Fossil Funatics offers Walk in Tours for ALL ages! They maintain a family-friendly environment that is sure to keep the kids entertained and learning, and mom and dad too. The basic tour is a 5 hours and everything is provided.

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IHDT ran into Patrick on just our 2nd trip out to the Peace EVER.  We met up again a few days later and the group all found at least 1 Megalodon tooth that day.

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