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Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts - Island Gems

Military Road | Gem Cottage, Godshill PO38 3HZ, England
+44 1983 740493
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Amazing fossil hunt with Flick

We went on the fossil hunt with our 4 children aged 12 down to 1. Stunning location, great fossils... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rebecca M
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Highly recommended.

Our walk yesterday was amazing Flick was so patient with my son who spoke a great deal about his... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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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

We went on the fossil hunt with our 4 children aged 12 down to 1. Stunning location, great fossils, even better dinosaur footprints but the best bit was Flick the guide! She was massively knowledgeable, interesting, friendly and very funny. Great time had by all,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our walk yesterday was amazing Flick was so patient with my son who spoke a great deal about his fav topic, she did nothing but encourage him. She gave us a wealth of information without boring any of us. Seeing the dinosaur footprints was a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pre booked and joined the fossil hunting with Flick who was bubbly, lively, enthusiastic but beyond everything personable and approachable by all! Great fun - firstly finding fossils, dinosaur bone and fools gold aplenty then moving onto the geology... dinosaur foot print casts.... Isle of...More

Thank Russell S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've never seen a dinosaur foot print before, mind blow immediately. We took our son, he's mad about fossils and gems, you should go visit Jenny in the shop, we went there every day! We were taught what to look for, and what we might...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for children and ‘dinosaurs’ ... and everyone in between. Fantastic tour, super knowledgeable, passionate and great with the children. Hope you find your flick-o-saurus! Thank you :-)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felicity was a great tour guide (probably better than her husbands!) who soon made us all feel like we wanted to be palaeontologists. The 2hrs wizzed by with lots of information and superb hunts! We all found something to take home!!

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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 kind comments which also caused much amusement. For those ‘not in the know’ two of our guides (Greg & Flick) married each other recently. The husband/wife rivalry continues!! (Greg gets lots of five star reviews too!)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my dino-mad eight year old today, and we loved it! The guide, Flic, was brilliant. As well as being a genuine expert, she was also great with the kids. We learnt loads and had so much fun. I would definitely recommend this 😀

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Felicity really led the group excellently. She's expert on dinosaurs and really motivated everybody on this two hour hunt. The exchanges between her and the young people were interesting, exposing the quite detailed knowledge of these youngsters and putting all the adults to shame. I'd...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been on the fossil walk led by felicity twice now and it was excellent both times. She strikes the right balance between information and entertainment and is really patient with the children. Can't wait to do it again!

Thank Claire G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a tour prior to our arrival in the Island our holiday. Unfortunately, poor weather on the day of our booking meant that we were unable to leave our almost airborne tent, and so i emailed Jenny, who very kindly moved our booking to...More

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staceyp1
19 April 2018|
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Response from Adrian K | Reviewed this property |
Call Island Gems in Godshill.
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Robert F
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
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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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