Experience hosted by Jordan

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We’ll kayak and canoe upriver to some of the lesser known fossil and shark teeth hotspots on the Cape Fear River and stop for some shade at the local island camp sites to learn about local wildlife and relax by the water. Close to Wilmington, NC and Carolina Beach, NC, and not far from Wrightsville Beach or Topsail Beach.

More focused on fossils than shark teeth, but you will get lucky with large teeth occasionally! Total paddling time will be at least an hour so be ready for some exercise, although there are many places to stop for breaks.
We’ll kayak and canoe upriver to some of the lesser known fossil and shark teeth hotspots on the Cape Fear River and stop for some shade at the local island camp sites to learn about local wildlife and relax by the water. Close to Wilmington, NC and Carolina Beach, NC, and not far from Wrightsville Beach or Topsail Beach.

More focused on fossils than shark teeth, but you will get lucky with large teeth occasionally! Total paddling tim…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Kayak (1 person ea) or canoe (2- 2+ child)
    USCG certified Life jackets...

Meet your host, Jordan

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’ve spent years living near the Cape Fear and fossil hunting. I have a lot of practice hunting down new spots and adventuring off the beaten path! I’ll help ID your finds, take you to some great spots that you’ll rarely see another person, even on holidays, and overall am here to make sure you have a great time and come home with some unique shark teeth and fossils.
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Where you'll be

Beautiful and semi-remote islands with excellent fossil finds and picturesque forests, overlooking the Cape Fear River.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Stephanie
August 2021
We really enjoyed this excursion. Jordan took us to some beautiful places and was extremely knowledgeable about the area and fossils. I can’t believe how many fossils and prehistoric teeth we found thanks to his expertise. I’d totally do this excursion again.
Terry
August 2021
Our kids ended up getting sick and we didn't make the trip; however, Jordan is being very gracious and working with us to reschedule for a future date!
Bridgette
August 2021
Jordan was great to work with from the moment I made our reservation. He went above and beyond to accommodate us with a day that worked for us and once we started the trip he walked us through everything we needed to know to get from one island to the next. He was very knowledgeable on the fossils and knew just where to look for the sharks teeth. My daughter and I both really enjoyed the day kayaking with Jordan.. I would recommend planning this excursion to anyone who enjoys kayaking! I’ll be back to do it again next time we are in town.
Barbara
August 2021
Jordan was wonderful, and very knowledgeable about the area and fossils. A great experience overall.
Joann
August 2021
Enjoyed our excursion with Jordan. Founds lots of great stuff and had a wonderful time! Appreciate the knowledge he shared.
Aleigh
August 2021
Jordan was great, super patient with my daughter’s many questions! We found many, many fossils and lots of sharks teeth!

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen (reef safe please)

Snacks and drinks