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

  • Pandora Ring Lost In Emerald Isle, NC Sand Found Using Metal Detector (2020)

    Anna’s family were spending a traditional vacation at Emerald Isle, NC.  Today, Anna allowed a 4 year old family member to wear her ring while they both relaxed in the sand.  An insect startled the young girl and Anna’s ring with flying and burying itself in the soft sand.  I was called by Anna’s mother […]

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  • Engagement Ring Lost On Kure Beach, NC Found With Metal Detector (2020)

    Bailey was spending a fun evening on Kure Beach with her family.  Bailey is also planning a September wedding.  She was asked to perform a cartwheel in the sand.  Before the attempt, she gave her engagement ring to her younger sister for safe keeping.   During the excitement and festivities, the ring slipped off of little […]

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  • Sentimental Ring Accidentally Lost On Emerald Isle’s Bogue Inlet Pier Beach, Found (2020)

    Miranda was spending the day enjoying the North Carolina sun and removed her ring before going for a dip into the Atlantic Ocean. It wasn’t until after they had left she realized the ring was lost. When she returned to search, someone told her there was a detectorist hunting the same area she had set […]

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  • West Virginia Woman’s Wedding Ring Set Lost At Emerald Isle, NC Found (2020)

     Rhonda and her friends were having a Girls Getaway week at Emerald Isle, NC.  The young women were soaking their toes along the coastline and moving their chairs back with the incoming tides.  Trying to be safe, the rings were placed in a zipper pouch before heading into the water.  It wasn’t long after that […]

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  • Lost Gold Wedding Band Found Along Emerald Isle Beach (2020)

    Joe was spending a relaxing day at the beach and decided to go for a swim. Regularly, Joe removes his wedding ring and necklace and then places the ring on the necklace. His wife agreed to hold both. After placing the necklace over her head she noticed the ring was missing. The ring had buried […]

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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.