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Address: 6540 36th Lane, Vero Beach, FL
09:30 - 17:00
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Spend a Day in the Miocene with Fred Mazza

A Paleo Discoveries guided collecting trip Is like your personal time machine back to the bygone era of Florida's geologic past when mammoths and mastodons ruled the land and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
Shawn C
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

A Paleo Discoveries guided collecting trip Is like your personal time machine back to the bygone era of Florida's geologic past when mammoths and mastodons ruled the land and gigantic sharks patrolled the shallow sea. Grab a shovel and sieve and dig into the past trying to unearth your very own relic of this prehistoric era. Fred is your wonderful,... More 

Thank Shawn C
Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time digging for Sharks' teeth...but will now be disappointed going to Casperson's Beach! Found my first Megalodon and couldn't be happier, definitely want to book another trip!

Thank Kriss0506
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Thank you Fred for your passion for fossil hunting. Fred was able to easily identify our treasures and share personal dig stories of his own. My family and I would have never had this opportunity to find two! Megalodon shark teeth plus other assorted fossils. The trip was unexpectedly challenging to find just the right spots to start shoveling. This... More 

Thank SusanCT01
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We are 3 senior women. We had a wonderful time! We found many shark teeth with Fred. He did a great job- knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating. We would go again for sure. Janet

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We visit Florida often and it's easy to get in a rut. I stumbled on Paleo Discoveries on trip advisor and the family was excited. We spent the day doing the canoe fossil trip. It's a good paddle in but so worth it. Fred has all the equipment you need. He also explained the technique and where to look. Just... More 

Thank khmz1213
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The treasure hunting aspect of this adventure appealed to both my 10 year old and myself. This particular adventure was long - but our group found hundreds of shark teeth fossils, an alligator tooth, tilly bones, among a vast array of other (since forgotten the names of) fossils. We canoed to our gravel beds...only one couple managed to tip over... More 

Thank SeattleRealtor01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Fred is AWESOME !!!!! EXTREMELY knowledgeable, friendly, informative. Has all the tools you need included in price. We send everyone wanting to do this to him. Have never been disappointed and always look forward to the next time!

Thank julie j
Zirconia, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Fred, who is a one man show in this business, is very knowledgeable about the local area and places to find fossils. Whatever you find and you will find lots of stuff, Fred can almost always identify it if not badly broken. He know the history of the fossils and the species. Not only that, he's a great guy and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We first researched Paleo Discoveries this summer while at the beach. Our family was looking to take a side trip away from the beach and we wanted something unique and interesting. Fred promptly returned our phone call and answered email. Although we didn't get a chance to fossil hunt in the summer, we knew we would eventually schedule the tour... More 

1 Thank Ann O
Loxahatchee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

We took my two boys 5 & 6 for two days. They had the best time. We found all kinds of fossils not to mention hundreds of sharks teeth. A few megalodon teeth as well. Fred was so knowledgable. Knew what everything we found was and the private tour was worth the extra money. He even dug for my boys... More 

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