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Jurassic Coast Guides

Charmouth, United Kingdom
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About Jurassic Coast Guides
We are multi award winning tour guides and specialise in fossil walks, cruise ship shore excursions from Portland Port, walking day tours, charity walks, corporate walking events , single and multi-day tours of the Jurassic Coast. All walks and tours are led by experienced, fully qualified and insured mountain leaders. Contact us now to arrange your Jurassic Coast experience, we are the only company that cover the whole of the Jurassic Coast and use qualified guides! To see the best of this amazing world Heritage Site book with us!
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Richard H wrote a review Today
Abingdon, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
An excellent three hours where Martin explained what type of fossils can be found in the Charmouth area (some rather suprising), the best places to look, what techniques to use and most importantly how to do it safely. We used what we learnt on the rest of the week and found some fossils we would never have seen without Martin's expertise. We hope to return to Charlmouth to continue to use our new found skills.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Lucy B wrote a review 13 Oct
Oxford, United Kingdom12 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a brilliant day fossilising on the beach at Charmouth with Martin. The initial talk was fascinating. He really knows his stuff but presented all the facts in a humorous and engaging way that helped us to remember the detail. Then we went onto the beach with him with our eyes opened and there they were! Ammonites, belemnites, crinoids (you see I have remembered!) We would never have seen so many fossils without Martin's expert teaching. A great day out. I would highly recommend it to anyone, young or old.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from MartinJCurtis, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Lucy, thank you for your kind review... it was great to meet you! Glad you enjoyed the experience... you've remembered well! Sorry about the jokes! Good luck with any future fossil hunting trips. Kind regards Martin
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Sean606 wrote a review 11 Oct
Dawlish, United Kingdom2 contributions
Having had a thoroughly enjoyable and very informative afternoon in the company of Martin I can unreservedly recommend him! He is warm, affable and knowledgeable. If your looking for someone who has the kind of knowledge and expertise acquired by being born and raised in the area and who’s been fossiling since he was knee high to an ammonite, Martin’s your man. Having been to the area a number of times in the past I was seeking answers to the kind of questions I imagine everyone visiting the Jurassic Coast asks: where’s the best place to find fossils, where on the beach should I be, where shouldn’t I be, what rock am I supposed to be looking for, what are those rocks, what are the does, what are the don’ts, when’s the best time to be hear, what conditions are best……….Martin provided all of that and a good few fossils to boot! Do, however, be warned, his jokes are appalling!! And he’s got a few!!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from MartinJCurtis, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Sean, Thank you for your very kind review, it was great to meet you and I had a fantastic time on the beach... glad all my information was beneficial to you. Now you'll be able to make the most of your fossil hunting trips. See you on th beach soon! Kind regards Martin
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Tim W wrote a review 11 Oct
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Martin led a group of old fossils across the beach and we had a wonderful time. Martin is informative and knowledgeable with a sense of humour. After the talk finished we stayed on the beach and continued to enjoy a great day finding fossils that we never would have seen without his knowledge. Thoroughly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from MartinJCurtis, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Tim, It was fantastic to meet you all and I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves on the fossil walk! Thank you for your kind review, it's great fun looking after big groups! I hope to see you all on the beach soon. Kind regards Martin
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Florence1234 wrote a review 7 Oct
Cambridge, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent a very enjoyable and informative morning with Martin yesterday. It's amazing what you can find right under your feet when you're so skilfully shown what to look! We learnt a huge amount abut fossils and beach safety and we're keen to put our new found knowledge to the test. I would highly recommend Martin's tours for young, old and everyone in between. Thanks again Martin
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from MartinJCurtis, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides
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Thank you for your kind review... I'm pleased you found the safety part of my talk very useful. Good luck with any future fossil hunting trips to Charmouth. Kind regards Martin
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