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Paleo Discoveries

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Address: 6540 36th Ln, Vero Beach, FL 32966-7811
09:30 - 17:00
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My 10 year old and I fossil hunting on Peace River

Fred Mazza did a great job putting us on the fossils. He's very knowledgeable and you can tell he enjoys what he does which made it a great trip for all! We found @ 500 sharks... read more

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VA Beach
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fred Mazza did a great job putting us on the fossils. He's very knowledgeable and you can tell he enjoys what he does which made it a great trip for all! We found @ 500 sharks teeth, string ray mouth plates, dugong bones, and other fossils! Incredible time that my son and I will never forget! To describe the trip... More 

Thank zenny4508
Saint Marys, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have taken a canoe fossil hunting tour with Fred in Feb. for the last four years. We do many things while visiting FL during our month stay, but this is by far our favorite thing to do! We have quite a collection of mammal fossils, shark's teeth, ocean life fossils, and some prized megaladons! Fred is... More 

Thank _pdvossler15
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a tour with Fred to hunt for fossils on the peace river while in Florida on March break. We opted for the all day canoe ride up the river to search for fossils, really hoping to find some epic Mega teeth. What we got was a glimpse into more than just fossilized shark teeth. Fred will remember this... More 

Thank Brian F
Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

When you book your trip with Fred, you are going with a phenomenal guide, an almanac of information and a man that loves to get up and take you on a lifelong memory. When people think of Florida normally the beach or theme parks come to their mind, but Florida is so much more. Beautiful waterways, rivers and creeks not... More 

1 Thank fcamarotti
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Fred is a great guide/host for a canoe trip on the Peace River. He provided all the tools needed to dig for treasures we got to keep. Best for ages 9 and up due to the long day and digging needed for your finds. We did have a 7 year old in our group and he was good. He played... More 

Thank PurpleLily2
Roxbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

By far the best thing we did on our visit! Beautiful Florida canoe trip and Fossil hunting expedition. A Safe family friendly trip! best for kids 9 and up , for attention span and durability ( it's a long day) No crocs or scary things , so don't worry about those things! Fred is a great guy and is super... More 

Thank zoeydog03
Fossilguy, Owner at Paleo Discoveries, responded to this review

Thanks Lori! please send me a better pic of your tapir jaw than the one I took- lol. More 

Orlando, FL, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a great day with Fred Mazza and Paleo Discoveries. There were 20 in our group - middle and high school students and parents. Fred was a terrific guide! He was extremely personable, knowledgeable , and patient. We found hundreds of fossils, and I am not exaggerating - shark teeth, bone fragments, shells, etc. Canoeing on the Peace River... More 

Thank Anthony L
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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3 reviews
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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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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