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Address: Events Square | Discovery Quay, Falmouth, England
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My wife and I went on this trip in June as part of our annual Kernow holiday. The booking online was easy and painless. It is true, the wildlife can not appear at the wave of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2014
Graham B
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Buckeburg, Germany
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Camelford
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife was given this trip for two as a birthday present and was really looking forward to it. When we had booked in we were supplied with wet weather clothing and the regulation life belt and then given a short sea safety chat. Once we and ten other people had boarded the Rib we set off on a short... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

We did the two hour trip in early May. The skipper was very informative and the whole trip great fun. We did see some jellyfish, one dolphin and quite a lot of birds, but nothing else. Clearly the company can't predict or change what is there to be seen, so I would recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a lovely experience on the Orca Sea Safari boat! The lady explains clearly before the boat ride that wildlife may not appear on demand, and although we did not get the chance to see dolphins that morning, we had a wonderful time! We saw a lot of birds, and the skipper explained carefully some fun wildlife anecdotes about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We booked for the two hour trip, due to a very squally day we were not able to take the full tour - we were promptly offered a full refund and had the alternative explained clearly to us. we went for it anyway, and the wind, rain and waves added to the thrill! Very well taken care of, informative captain,... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I totally understood that there was a chance that we wouldn't see any wildlife at all - the staff and the website are very honest about this - so I was mostly just looking forward to a chance to get out on the sea! We were kitted out by a very friendly woman who repeated that there was always a... More 

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Caroline H, Owner at Orca Sea Safaris, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review More 

Buckeburg, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I went on this trip in June as part of our annual Kernow holiday. The booking online was easy and painless. It is true, the wildlife can not appear at the wave of a magic wand, but even so the trip was most enjoyable. I actually found the description of the boats and lighthouses etc....very informative. And... More 

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Caroline H, Owner at Orca Sea Safaris, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and also for taking the time after the trip to talk to us too! Many thanks More 

Sway, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I, like other reviewers feel that describing this as a Sea Safari fails to correctly manage expectations. Seeing a gannet, shag, cormorant and guillemot did not seem to be an unusual experience looking at other recent reviews. Some real honesty in sharing recent sightings information to help manage expectations and maybe a name change would help enormously. I do appreciate... More 

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Caroline H, Owner at Orca Sea Safaris, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt that way, as with any trip as explained very clearly we cover the areas we would be expecting to see the varied wildlife that the waters surrounding Falmouth have to offer, but there are times when it is not present. If you have time to look at our Facebook page you will see we have... More 

Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having done a few of these type of trips I do realise and fully subscribe to the view about local wildlife and the unpredictable nature of them. This was by no means the worst trip I've been on and by no means the best - it was kind of middle of the road. Usually these trips are made by sightings... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I realise there isn't any guarantees when it comes to animals but it's advertised as a sea safari. I am heading for a career in marine biology so a 'dolphin and Whale watching' experience was bought for me. In total, we spent £200 and 18 hours travel to get there and we ended up seeing a few birds. The boat... More 

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Bodmin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The only wildlife I saw in two hours was one sleeping seal. I have never been on a "wildlife trip" before where the wildlife is so sparse! The commentary covered the harbour, castles and landmarks, and helicopter so if you were interested in these wider issues maybe it is fine but as a "wildlife trip" I found it disappointing. Perhaps... More 

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Caroline H, Owner at Orca Sea Safaris, responded to this review

Unfortunately we have no control over the wildlife. We are always very honest about our sightings. There are trips that take place and the wildlife is very sparce so we draw on other information and things of interest the area has to offer. If you have the opportunity please take a look at pictures on our Facebook page. More 

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Address: Address: Events Square | Discovery Quay, Falmouth, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth

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