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Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts - Island Gems

Military Road, Godshill PO30 4DD, England
+44 1983 740493
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Best 2hrs on the island! A unique experience for all ages

This is not just for kids or those who are into dinosaurs or fossils. We had no knowledge prior... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sarabbuchanan
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London, United Kingdom
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A Must Do if you're into fossils

Flick is full of interesting information, not just about the dinosaurs and fossils, but the geology... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
happarose
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London, United Kingdom
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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, Godshill PO30 4DD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not just for kids or those who are into dinosaurs or fossils. We had no knowledge prior & had a thoroughly enjoyable 2hrs. Greg was so passionate and knowledgeable, we were all inspired and able to find a variety of fossils, dinosaur bones,...More

Thank sarabbuchanan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flick is full of interesting information, not just about the dinosaurs and fossils, but the geology and history of the Isle of Wight too, as well as being an entertaining and charming guide. While I'm disappointed that I didn't personally find anything exciting, my family...More

Thank happarose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a fossil hunt with Felicity and what a great time we had. The information and knowledge shared was amazing and the attention to every little detail was educational to me let alone my 9 year old. Felicity was patient with everybody, and responded...More

1  Thank sear1822
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic 2 hours with Greg guiding our tour. I have 6 year old twins who were enthralled for the whole time. My parents came along too, and also found it really enjoyable. Greg does a great job in letting you know what...More

1  Thank TKFEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time fossil hunting with the original Fossil Man, Martin Simpson, who inspired us all, children and adults alike, with fascinating facts on fossils, ending with the piece de resistance - real dinosaur footprints! which wowed all the members of our group....More

1  Thank BonneMaman69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found tonnes of crystals, fools gold and fossils. It was a splendid day so the views were amazing. So calm and serene while looking for fossils! Seeing the dinosaur feet were great and to learn history about the cliffs, this day really was fun...More

1  Thank Pippinaccio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent afternoon led by Felicity, looking for fossils and dinosaur footprints. Quite a few interesting pieces found and at least one Dinosaur bone... Flick is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject.. A great afternoon. Recommended.

Thank Nicky W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We have been coming to the Isle of Wight for years - knew it was a Jurassic coast but never really registered what this meant until we found this fossil hunting walk. Signed up as my 5 year old loves fossil and stone collecting -...More

1  Thank Liz B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Felicity was AMAZING!!! (We had heard she was the best guide on the island....)....her knowledge and enthusiasm was exceptional and her patience with a broad range of ages was great - we had kids from 9 down to 5 and they all learnt a lot...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fascinating two hour guided fossil hunt. Greg was extremely knowledgable, engaging with the children and full of enthusiasm. The children left with smiles on their faces and a bag full of fossils / gemstones and, almost certainly, some stones. Stay to the end to go...More

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Robert F
No need to book a fossil hunting trip as they are all over the place, the beach is free and best when those large groups are not there, buses on the island are good to Blackgang Chine, from here you can get a bus to Freshwater Bay and get off at the Pearl shop to see Princess Diana`s stunning pearl dress and have a great lunch in the cafeteria, then a hop on a bus towards Freshwater Bay and hop off at the first car park past Brook village Rd.from here it is a good walk to the point where all the fossils are 30 mins - it is well worth it and you will get great photos The place is the point at Brook Bay and you want low tide
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
How would we get there from the mainland and be transported to this area? Is there local bus service? We would like to include the Isle of Wight and especially the fossil hunting if possible but only have two days to include it in our itinerary. Thinking around the first of July.
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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gill629
Hello, I wrote a review yesterday, I am SO sorry, but it was meant for Dinosaur Expeditions CIC - I am such a muppet! Please do you have any idea how I remove my review and post it in the right place??? I can't see any "contact me" button here on Trip Advisor... I am sorry! Kind regards Helen Gill (review given under username gill629)
15 February 2016|
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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.
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