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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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Fossil hunt and Dinisaur footprints

What a completely brilliant experience. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the Dinosaur... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacqui M
Faringdon, United Kingdom
Absolutely loved it

Wasn't sure what to expect with this one Martin was a guide for 2 hours because Felicity wasn't... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
john c
via mobile
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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 weeks ago

What a completely brilliant experience. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the Dinosaur footprints, and we even managed to find some Dinosaur bone fossils . Our Guide Greg was so informative and humorous, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. We highly recommend...More

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect with this one Martin was a guide for 2 hours because Felicity wasn't feeling well and he was amazing had an absolute fantastic energising an enthusiastic approach to fossil hunting which spread amongst all of us by the end of...More

Thank john c
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We met up with Felicity at the brook chine car park on a very windy afternoon. Felicity started by explaining to us what we might find and showing us examples, then we started to look on the beach. Our daughter wanted to show Felicity every...More

Thank Pinky2302
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We all loved our afternoon with Felicity our tour guide. This was probably one of the best things we have done this week. The girls (aged 8 and 9) both said they really enjoyed it and wanted to go back. Felicity was extremely knowledgeable and...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We booked a private tour and Martin Simpson was our guide for two hours. We met at Brook Chine and had a wonderful afternoon with lots of finds! Crystals, marcasite, petrified wood and a lot more. Martin was a wonderful guide, his enthusiasm and love...More

Thank Sigstnz
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Organised a two hour trip with the 'Fossil Man' on a beautifully sunny day on a dropping tide. My wife is not the keenest on digging about with stones but at the end of the trip she was a convert. I have been interested in...More

Thank _pchild
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Wonderful tour along the beaches of the Isle of Wight exploring the unique geology and fossils that can be found there. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of our tour guide, however, he did an excellent job. I am a geologist myself, went with some...More

Thank tobitobitobi123
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

A group of new PhD students went for a day out with Martin and had a great time, his enthusiasm and knowledge kept us engaged all day. He managed to get this Oceanography student to bring home rocks and fossils, despite Geology being my least...More

Thank 720emmaw
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We met up with Greg our fossil hunter/tour guide in Brook Chine car park in the late afternoon with our excited 5 year old. We booked the personal tour rather than s group one. From the short walk down to the beach (grippy shoes/wellies advisable!)...More

Thank Kittykitten999
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We (4 adults) went on an excellent & interesting 'tutored dinosaur fossil hunt' with Martin Simpson (in early Sept 2017) & very quickly we found a 125 million year old fossilised bone from an Iguanodon dinosaur. The tide conditions were to our advantage as the...More

Thank John D
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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
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
15 February 2016|
Response from FredMer | Property representative |
Hi Gill, If you report the review being in the wrong place to Trip Advisor, they should be able to remove it. All the best.