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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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Mrs S wrote a review Yesterday
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Martin was an excellent guide. He kept our family totally engaged the whole time (age range of 8, teens and adults). He had great examples to show of a variety of fossils and explained how to hunt taking into consideration tides, safety, tools and how to find a variety of fossils. We were so successful we came home with a box full of various fossils! I would totally recommend booking this tour as without it we would not have had the same clarity and success! He answered all our questions and was so knowledgeable and helpful I’m so glad we booked this, it was a highlight of our trip and we will be using our skills again soon!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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chris wrote a review 28 Jul
Ainsdale, United Kingdom1 contribution
Met up with Martin as arranged, he gave us all the information and safety advice as needed all without being over formal and made the whole experience a really good one. We certainly learned a lot, took our new found knowledge onto the beach and found our own fossils, really worthwhile experience. If you’re contemplating going fossil hunting I can’t recommend this expert tuition enough, probably the most important thing is the safety. But without Martin’s input we would not of found the fossils we did. A definite 10/10 experience, highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Elvisdiva wrote a review 27 Jul
Farnham, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
My 6 year old son and I plus my parents in their sixties (one with an arthritic hip) had a great time on this fossil walk with Martin. He spent time explaining the main groups of fossils we would likely encounter on the beach and gave very helpful ways of remembering their shapes, colours and textures. My son absolutely loved it, as did my parents and I. We found loads of fossils (especially belemnites and some Crinoids and ammonites (all of which we could now identify) and had a great time. Martin is a great guide and very engaging and nice guy. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Matthew R wrote a review 13 Jul
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the fossil hunting training session with Martin and had a brilliant time. Martin taught us everything we needed to know to go fossil hunting. The session was really fun and informative and Martin is a great teacher, so would highly recommend to anyone!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Tina A wrote a review 13 Jul
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Such a brilliant experience! Martin spent time carefully teaching us how to recognise 8 types of fossils found on the beaches near Charmouth - of which we ultimately found 6, first with his guidance and later by ourselves... sadly dinosaur poop eluded us :) He explained exactly where to look for them so that we were successful - and more importantly safe from the cliffs and the tides. He patiently identified every example of wishful thinking that we showed him as different types of rocks, and shared our delight when we really started to use what he'd taught us to find real fossils. Martin showed us where to look at Charmouth, spent time with us during the duration of the walk and then pointed out where else to look in the Lyme area during our stay, secure in our new roles as fossil hunting experts. I'm really glad that I booked for the start of our stay in Lyme because it gave us plenty to do for the rest of the week! We were two adults and a teenager, and the proof of how engaging he is, quite honestly, is simply in the fact that our grumpy teenager spent 5 hours happily scouring the beach, loving her finds and raving about what a cool time she'd had. I chose Martin because he posts videos and pictures on Twitter that are honest, detailed and full of personality. I'm 100% certain that I chose correctly. He's a wonderful guide - knowledgeable, funny (the dinosaur jokes!!) and worth every minute and every penny that you spend with him. Highly, highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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