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Best Family Experience Ever!

Blown away by our adventure with Fred. We drove down from Ponte Vedra Beach to fossil hunt and this trip did not disappoint. There were ten of us in all (2 families with kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Blown away by our adventure with Fred. We drove down from Ponte Vedra Beach to fossil hunt and this trip did not disappoint. There were ten of us in all (2 families with kids ranging from 5-10) and not a single one of us wanted to leave when the day was done. Fred's knowledge of the area was incredible, his... More 

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Hard to believe that we already did this a week ago. Experience was truly amazing minus my son deciding to stand up in the canoe and cause us to flip in the beginning. Once we got to our destination the true fun began! Fred was absolutely amazing and offered a wealth of knowledge about the fossil history and surrounding area.... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Vero for both my husband and myself! We met Fred and followed him to the site and canoed down the river to spots that he had already scouted out. All we needed to bring was a lunch and sunscreen - Fred provided everything else. After a crash course on where to... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a fantastic and unique day we had with Fred!! Fred is a just a fountain of information and we had an amazing day on the river with him as our guide and friend in our fossil hunting adventure. He provides every thing you need for your fossil expedition including a great personality, just pack a lunch/snack. The river was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Another fantastic day fossil digging with Fred from Paleo Discoveries. He took us threw a creek that was breath taking on conoe's to a spot and after he checked it out, off went to dig. He supplied all the equipement and showed us everything we need to know to successfully dig for different pre historic teeth and at times small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Our family has been out on two trips with Fred Mazza and we have had tons of fun finding all sorts of fossils. Fred does a great job working with the kids (and adults) and makes the day a fun learning experience. Compared to the big theme parks you cannot go wrong spending the day on the river with Fred... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

My daughter (age 8) and I flew to Florida for the sole purpose of going on a fossil dig. We had looked forward to this trip for months and it was everything we could have asked for and more! We found a great variety of fossils. We found lots of various shark teeth, whale teeth, dolphin ear bones and vertebra,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was an amazing tour and a beautiful place to go out for the day. I am now addicted to fossiling and it is all thanks to Fred thank you!!

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fort pierce, florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Been going out with Fred Mazza on fossil tours since 2008 sometimes 4-5 times a year. Each time out is a new adventure holding the possibility of that big find every time I put a shovel in the gravel and sift for the elusive Megalodon tooth. Fred has taught me so much and has shown a passion for fossils that... More 

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Orange Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We've been out with Fred a few times and every time has been an adventure! He will put you on spots where you'll find everything from Megalodon sharks teeth to giant armidillo scutes. This trip is great for folks who have always wanted to hunt for fossils but weren't sure where to go or how to do it. Fred is... More 

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