Steven Ray

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

All Recoveries are on a REWARD System - so we DO ask for a reward based on what the lost item is worth to you and what you can afford. I charge a $35 call out fee to search for your lost item.

All travel and incidental fees will be agreed upon prior to rendering any services.

I accept PayPal and Venmo for payments.

We gladly accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or Cash.

Call us as soon as you can! As much as you may want to, it’s best not to dig through the sand (it can dislodge, sink or even move your item making it more difficult to find). Be aware that people may have seen that you’ve lost something valuable and they may return when you leave, so time is of the essence! Be sure you only reveal the location of your valued item to a trusted source - the sooner you call us, the better our chance to successfully recover your lost treasure!

Search Types

Beaches, Ocean/Lakes (up to 3ft depth), Yards, Parks and Athletic Fields. With permission... Private property and some Parks and Athletic Fields

Search Locations

Emerald Isle, NC Atlantic Beach, NC Morehead City,NC Hubert,NC Jacksonville,NC , Surf City

Steven Ray's Bio

I have been detecting seriously since 2012. All metal detectors used are waterproof I am retired from government service and now when not searching for a customer’s lost item, I can usually be found on the beaches searching for other treasures!

Steven Ray - Recent Blog Post

  • Wedding Band Lost On Jacksonville Road Found And Returned (2020)

    Friday, David was riding with his wife Brooke down a Jacksonville, NC backroad.  He went to point something out to Brooke and the motion of his left hand caused he wedding band to go flying onto the street at a high speed.  They searched day and night for the ring along the roadside grass and […]

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  • Wedding Ring Lost On Surf City Beach Was Found In A Few Hours (2020)

    SURF CITY, NORTH CAROLINA Newlywed Carrie was spending the last part of a vacation with her in-laws in a Surf City beach house.  She had given her rings to her new mother-in-law before swimming.  The rings were placed in a rear pocket.  It is believed wedding band slipped out of the pocket when a phone […]

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  • Topsail Beach Lost Rings Found With Metal Detector (2020)

    Chase was relaxing at Topsail Beach, NC.  When it was time to leave his group packed up the gear and headed back to the house.  It was then he realized he had removed his rings for safe keeping.  Later that day his father called Emerald Isle Metal Detecting.  I was preoccupied so I messaged a […]

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  • Family Fun Day Results With Wedding Ring Lost On Emerald Isle Beach (2020)

    Jason and his wife spent four hours on Emerald Isle Beach enjoying a great September day.  Body surfing the ocean, throwing football and playing in the sand.  Upon returning to their car Jason noticed his wedding ring was missing.  That evening, his wife called Emerald Isle Metal Detecting and arrangements were made to search the […]

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  • Wedding Ring Set Lost In Atlantic Beach, NC Waters Found & Vacation Saved (2020)

    Amanda & Chris were spending a family vacation along Salter Path’s beach.  After a few hours on the beach they returned to their room to clean up.  It was then Amanda discovered her wedding ring set was gone!  Chris had mentioned to me that the rings were usually a snug fit and had been soldered […]

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Steven Ray - Testimonials

  • I'd highly, highly recommend getting in touch with him to help find lost items! (2020)


    It would be hard to find a more responsive and kind metal detectorist than Steve. I contacted him after losing my husband's wedding ring and, within a day, he was on the job. Not only did he find the ring, but he drove a long way to return it to us! An added special was a lesson in metal detecting that he gave to me and my family on one of our return trips to the beach. In short, I'd highly, highly recommend getting in touch with him to help find lost items!

    -Lauren J.