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Calvert Cliffs Day-Trip with Local Paleontologist

Join local paleontologist, Paul Murdock Jr., on a fascinating journey into Maryland’s past at Calvert Cliffs. You’ll uncover ancient stories hidden within the rocks and sands as you explore this private beach with a full day’s exploration.

With Paul’s expertise and guidance, you’ll have a chance to learn about the geology and history of the area while searching for fossils. And the best part? All fossils found on the beach are yours to take home!

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the DMV area, this opportunity promises a day of fun, excitement, and education. So why not step back in time and discover the wonders of Calvert Cliffs? Book your private beach fossil hunting exploration with Paul today!


Calvert Cliffs, Maryland

  • Saturday  6/3/2023 10:13 AM 
  • Activity Level: Easy 
  • Price: $125 (per person)
  •  Capacity: Limited to 8 guests. 


  • Fossil hunting along the western shores of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Caravan to the best beach available that day based on weather and tide conditions
  • Information on the maritime, military, and other archaeological history of the area
  • Opportunity to identify past finds
  • Learn from an experienced guide, Paul, who has over 30 years of fossil collecting experience and is a certified Chesapeake Bay Storyteller
  • Potential to find something of scientific value and donate it to the Calvert Marine Museum, the State Paleontological Resource Center for Maryland.
Day trip paleontologist Calvert Cliffs

Paul Murdock Jr.

Your Host, Local Paleontologist

Paul has been a fossil collector for over 30 years and has been the President of the CMM’s Fossil Club for the last 5 years. They operate a tour business that was established in 2017 and are a certified Chesapeake Bay Storyteller. The author has donated over a thousand specimens to museums such as the CMM, VA Museum of Natural History Museum, and the Natural History Museum (Smithsonian). They have also loaned fossil displays to the Aurora Fossil Museum, Reading Public Museum, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Some of their finds have been published in scientific journals and at least two will be named as new species later this year.


Arrive in Southern Maryland and take some time to explore the local area and get a feel for the region.

We’ll start the day at Paul’s office where we’ll dive into the fascinating world of fossils. While Paul shares his knowledge and expertise on the subject, explaining how and why they’re found on the beaches. You’ll also learn about the fascinating maritime, military, and other archaeological history of the area.

After this informative session, we’ll caravan to the best beach available that day based on weather and tide conditions. From there, we’ll start our adventure, scouring the coastline for hidden treasures from millions of years ago.

Whether you’re an experienced fossil hunter or a beginner, this half-day trip is perfect for all levels of expertise. Not only will you get to add new fossils to your collection, but you’ll also get to experience the thrill of discovery and the satisfaction of uncovering the secrets of the past.

Take some time to explore the region on your own. Visit local museums, go shopping, or dine at one of the many seafood restaurants in the area.

Say goodbye to Southern Maryland and head back home with newfound knowledge and a deeper appreciation for the prehistoric past of the Chesapeake Bay.

Package Inclusions

Each element is consciously designed to provide meaningful experiences.

  • Museum entrance fees and guided tour. 
  • Fossil exploration: Private beach access with an expert paleontologist. 
  • Packed lunch on the beach 
  • Services of local expert paleontologist
  • Our 4 part process by Transformational Travel mentor Aikta Suri Dhillon.  (A call to adventure, pre-trip interview, during trip exercises, and post trip reflection.)


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  • Saturday  6/3/2023 10:13 AM 

$ 125
Per Person
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