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Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts - Island Gems

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Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts - Island Gems
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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...more
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Military Road | Gem Cottage, Godshill PO38 3HZ, England
+44 1983 740493
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All reviews fools gold dinosaur footprints fossil hunting two hours brook chine car park isle of wight wear wellies an excellent guide million years meeting point fool's gold entertaining stories couple of hours endless patience great fun booked a private tour
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Worth every penny. Our 9 year old is still talking about it. Greg is very knowledgeable and has endless patience with little ones. We came back with bags of fossils. Well done.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We booked a private fossil hunting trip with Greg and had an excellent time. He was very knowledgeable, and kept our two boys (8 and 4 years old) engaged and excited about fossil hunting the whole time! We got to see dinosaur footprints, found a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stacie G
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This was the best part of our holiday. We had a two hour fossil hunt with Flick. She was fantastic. Her knowledge of dinosaurs and fossils was amazing. We did not want the trip to end. Sadly this time, we didn't find any dinosaur bones...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanderer23832635269
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Thanks Greg for an amazing tour today. Your tour was great for the whole family both my husband and I found it very interesting but we blown away with how much our daughter (6) took to it. Our daughter had an amazing time, you took...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Thanks to Flick for a really fun and informative fossil tour - learnt loads and really enjoyed it. Will never walk on a beach in the same way again!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clissoldparklife
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this fossil hunt with Flic, who had a wealth of knowledge which was delivered in a really interesting way... I learned loads! We loved that we could take home the fossils that we found and Flic was great at identifying what they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Thank you Flick for a wonderful and informative afternoon exploring the rocks along the coastline. The boys have been talking about it all evening, have just washed their findings and are currently making a museum upstairs. Future beach walks will be a much longer event...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bobdavies45
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We took our five and eight year old boys on a cold sunny day, Felicity was FAB. She knows so much and her enthusiasm is infectious. The hours flew by and we came home with enough fossils to start a museum!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Handbag77
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

My 5 year old daughter and I went on a fossil hunt with Greg on Friday at Brook Bay and we had an amazing time! Greg was very knowledgeable and captivating to listen to. It really brought dinosaurs to life and we were lucky enough...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pioneer90097
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Greg was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and absolutely hilarious! He would examine all our "finds" on the spot and gave us many valuable tips on what to look for and how to find them. We absolutely loved the tour. Thank you so much and we will be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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19 April 2018|
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Response from Adrian K | Reviewed this property |
Call Island Gems in Godshill.
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19 June 2016|
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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
12 April 2016|
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