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Paleo Discoveries

6540 36th Ln, Vero Beach, FL 32966-7811
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Five-star Fossil Fest!

Fantastic day trip! We brought two adults, two teens, a tween and a puppy on our canoe tour. Fred... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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mega cool

great trip .i have been with fred a few times and have not been disappointed..fred makes it fun and... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
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6540 36th Ln, Vero Beach, FL 32966-7811
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day trip! We brought two adults, two teens, a tween and a puppy on our canoe tour. Fred provided the canoes, sieves, shovels and everything we needed for success. He knew the river well and was able to find spots where everyone could find...More

Thank Holt432
Reviewed 28 April 2017

great trip .i have been with fred a few times and have not been disappointed..fred makes it fun and works hard to make sure everyone on the tour has a great experience.the canoe ride is fun but once you get in the water and find...More

Thank jdelorge
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I went with Fred Mazza with a family of 6 and had a blast! The canoe ride to the initial fossil digging spot was a little tough in spots due to the low river, however, it added to the adventure. My family enjoyed getting wet...More

Thank citythredz
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

Thank zenny4508
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

Thank _pdvossler15
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

Thank Brian F
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...More

1  Thank fcamarotti
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...More

Thank PurpleLily2
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...More

Thank zoeydog03
Fossilguy, Owner at Paleo Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

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

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...More

Thank Anthony L
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Ho much is the tour in Vero?
30 August 2016|
Response from Shawn C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't specially take that tour, but his prices are typically $75 per person for a walking tour, creek sites or beaches and $90 for a tour that involves kayaking like on the Peace River. Kids are a bit cheaper. So I guess... More