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Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts - Island Gems

Military Road | Gem Cottage, Godshill PO38 3HZ, England
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Crystal walk

What a wonderful afternoon we had in the company of Martin having a crystal walk. We found some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jacqui M
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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You really have to love fossils to survive this two hour session.

Sometimes guides can be just too enthusiastic and knowledgeable about fossils and dinosaurs. Flick... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EssexRusty
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Essex
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Two hour fossil hunting trips and dinosaur walks to local beaches on the South West coast of the Isle of Wight. Trips run all year round and everyday in the school holidays. Private trips, public trips, school trips, special occasion trips and specialist trips available. Suitable for all ages.
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Military Road | Gem Cottage, Godshill PO38 3HZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful afternoon we had in the company of Martin having a crystal walk. We found some amazing pieces , and learnt a lot about the geology of the island. Thoroughly enjoyable

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes guides can be just too enthusiastic and knowledgeable about fossils and dinosaurs. Flick talked so much and wanted to tell us everything that we missed the tide to see the dinosaur footprints while she was selling shark teeth and explaining her desire to get...More

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FredMer, Manager at Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts - Island Gems, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you didn't get to see the footprints on your trip, however, this would not have been Flick's fault. She endeavours to take fossil hunters out to the footprints whenever it is humanly possible. Regettably, the sea does...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our fossil hunt trip with Greg, he was a great help in showing us what we were actually looking for and the best places to find them. The trip kept all the family entertained which can sometimes be difficult with a 5...More

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked trip in Godsill at the Gem shop with very helpful lady called Jenny. Felicity was our tour guide. Absolutely fantastic. Great with the children. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Recommend this two hour trip which was great value for money. Sandra John and lennox

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many thanks to Flick for an amazing evening fossil hunting, such fantastic knowledge and an infectious passion for the subject. I would have happily done it again the next day. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a brilliant fossil tour. It was lovely to meet someone (Flick) who is so in love with their job. Your knowledge is outstanding and we all really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After meeting in the national trust car park (pay & display) we spent 2 hours at low tide looking for fossils with felicity. Felicity is a really knowledgable guide who provides the information in a way that’s fascinating for adults and engaging for children. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a couple of weeks ahead and paid in advance. They advised that since they had our confirmed booking that they would advertise the specific trip as a confirmed trip and got more takers and they graciously gave us a significant part refund to...More

Thank G6rby
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great time today with Flick. Very informative and fun. Flick is very knowledgeable and willing to help identify our finds. Hope you get your Flickadon one day Flick. Thank you again. X

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A big thank you to all at Island Gems. As always very happy to talk and help identify beach finds. Special big thank you to Flick. Thanks for all your guidance and patience in helping to look for bones and identify them. As always a...More

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staceyp1
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Response from Adrian K | Reviewed this property |
Call Island Gems in Godshill.
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Robert F
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Response from Alison S | Reviewed this property |
If you're a novice and haven't a clue about fossils, then booking the tour is a great idea. The guide was very knowledgeable and I found myself shushing by Child so I could be educated. Once you know what your looking for... More
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paj468
12 April 2016|
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Response from FredMer | Property representative |
Hi, From the mainland you would have to get a ferry on to the Island. If you are coming in a car, we can provide directions to our trip localities, if you are coming on foot, there is a bus service. You would have to... More
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