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

  • Lost Wedding Ring On The Beach At Pine Knoll Shores Found With Metal Detector, Returned (2020)

      On Steven’s birthday (Friday), Steven’s family met up with two other sets of friends to celebrate the fact that all 3 families had children born last year and were planning to make this an annual family vacation.  Pine Knoll Shores, NC’s ocean beach was the site of the first celebration.  Steven did not want […]

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  • Lost Class Ring Found At Surf City, NC Reunited With Owner Over 50 Years Later (2019)

    Lost for 50 Years a St. John’s Class Ring Finds Its Owner Last month Kevin sent me a picture of his class ring he has not been able to wear since 1965!  Detecting with a friend at Surf City pier I was able to find Kevin’s class ring.  Because it had been lost so long, […]

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  • Maryland Man’s Wedding Ring Lost On Emerald Isle Beach Found (2019)

    Laura & Roy were spending a traditional trip to Emerald Isle, North Carolina with their Maryland friends.  Roy handed his wedding band to Laura while he went for a swim.  Laura placed her husbands ring in a pocket attached to a beach chair among the group of other friends chairs.  It wasn’t until much later […]

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  • Wedding Ring Lost On Topsail Beach Was Quickly Found (2019)

        Adam was spending another vacation day with the family.  Searching for shark teeth, hoping to witness a baby turtle nest hatch and throwing a ball with one of his sons.  He stated that he usually keeps the ring home but in this occasion,  forgot…  Adam contacted Emerald Isle Metal Detecting shortly after the […]

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  • Windy Emerald Isle Day Blows Gold Earring Away (2019)

    Sheldon was heading from the beach house to the beach.  A burst of wind pulled her hat off and it’s chin strap grabbed one of her gold hoop earrings.  Within minutes of arriving,  I recovered the stray earring and Sheldon was a very happy woman!

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