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Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts - Island Gems

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Address: Godshill, England
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Two hour fossil hunting trips and dinosaur walks to local beaches on the...

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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A Gem Indeed!

What an enjoyable couple of hours hunting fossils in a gorgeous setting with our knowledgeable and easy-going guide, Greg. He gave us a quick preview and tips and then the hunt... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 2, 2017
Melissa B
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

What an enjoyable couple of hours hunting fossils in a gorgeous setting with our knowledgeable and easy-going guide, Greg. He gave us a quick preview and tips and then the hunt began with him pointing out things along the beach; sharing fascinating fossil facts; and evaluating our finds. We had a private excursion which was reasonably priced and well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Kids aged 6, 9 and 11 had a great time hunting for dinosaur fossils. Us parents also got a real kick out of finding the hidden gems too as the level of knowledge and interaction from the guide Flick was impressive. It was the highlight of our holiday. Tips: Wear wellies or waterproof shoes as you are likely to get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Firstly, all I can say is WOW and how good the guide was today. Flick or Felicity had passion and engaged the entire group so very well and my 6 year old son was totally smitten by her. Her knowledge was second to none and her excitement and enthusiasm for Dinosaurs was tremendous so thanks to her for a fun... More 

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Sidcup, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We booked last minute and when we arrived we were three in a group of about 20. Joining instructions were clear and we easily found Flick our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and once she'd shown us fossil examples we could relatively easily spot some. Weather was excellent for end of October and this was a huge bonus.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time combing the beach looking for fossils and dinosaur footprints. Flic was extremely knowledgable and made it fun and enjoyable especially for the kids. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Felicity was great, passionate with geology and dinosaurs. Learnt a lot and found a few bones as well. Definitely return to Isle of Wight to explore again.

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Thank Benjamin C
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Went on a fossil hunting tour with Greg very interesting and knowledgable really enjoyed our time had a lot of fun worth every penny went with my Son and two Grandchildren my Grandson found some fossils we took them to Island Gems in Godshill to find out more about them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a very interesting and informative fossil hunt with flick Very knowledgeable lady and kept it interesting. Found a couple of fossils and saw a few footprints in the beach . Well worth doing .

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Felicity gave us a fantastic 2hour private fossil hunt. She is very knowledgable and we had a wonderful time searching for 'treasures'!

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

What a great afternoon we had with our fossil hunter Felicity - the perfect activity for our fossil and crystal mad daughter ! Felicity was so knowledgeable and engaging and make it such an interesting afternoon, it was one of the highlights of our trip to the Isle of Wight.

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