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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
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+44 1983 740493
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All reviews dinosaur footprints fools gold fossil hunting two hours brook chine car park isle of wight great fun an excellent guide value for money couple of hours recommend this trip kids and adults excellent afternoon million years meeting point endless patience
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved tbis shop, Jenny was very knowledgeable on all the items in the shop. She explained certain objects to us i.e age where it was found etc. We will definately be back for a visit + i would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Gill P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I booked a private fossil hunting trip as there were no public trips on the day we wanted, it was absolutely fantastic. We had a fabulous trip with Martin - he was incredibly knowledgeable, good fun and so enthusiastic. We learnt so...More

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, Flick was enthusiastic and knowledgable, no question foolish. Loved the trip, amazed at how many fossils found that I would have previously walked by. Recommended this trip to all

Thank Hazel F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant few hours. Flick was so knowledgeable (and really patient with our resident 5 year old dino expert, who kept answering all her questions and correcting the way she pronounced the dinosaur's names!) All four of us found something special - from fools gold, to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can highly recommend these guided fossil hunts run by island gems Great value and Flick our guide was fantastic extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable I you want to see dinosaur footprints and collect fossils this is definitely the trip for you

Thank Savman11
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Passionate, charming, generous; Flic is the best fossilologist evvvva! Had a great morning, we all came away inspired.

Thank MrRibit
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

A fun, very informative experience. Would definitely recommend it. Flick (the guide) was patient, knowledgable and entertaining.

Thank kathyreed01
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We did the fossil hunt on Saturday and we thoroughly recommend it. Flick/Felicity shared her passion for rocks and fossils brilliantly, keeping us all engaged and interested on the beach. She showed immense patience to respond to ur 4 year old (who loved the hunt)...More

Thank roger a
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Went on this walk with my wife and 14 year old son on the 30th August and found it to be really informative and interesting. Flick was an excellent guide with huge amounts of enthusiasm for Paleontology and as well as learning about the various...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We joined a tour on 26th August 2018. It was fantastic. Our tour guide, Flick, was informative, knowledgeable and never tired of identifying the rock my 8 year old brought her (which was approximately every 30 seconds!). We weren't lucky enough to find any dinosaur...More

Thank Ayse C
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staceyp1
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Adrian K | Reviewed this property |
Call Island Gems in Godshill.
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Robert F
June 19, 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
April 12, 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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