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Address: Events Square | Discovery Quay, Falmouth, England
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great trip out - even if no sightings! But free museum entry afterwards given as a bonus!

given the trip as part of our wedding gift list and it was a great experience. really friendly in terms of booking a date, (it had to be changed last minute) and rebooking a new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sheffield
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nine of us, including two children, tried out this experience and everybody loved it! The Orca Sea Safaris team are very professional and are also excellent with children. A full safety briefing was followed by all of us being kitted out in waterproofs and life jackets and then away we went on a thrilling ride! We were told afterwards that... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Booking went smoothly and on arrival given full waterproofs. Full boat. Whilst in harbour thought I was going to really enjoy the trip but once in open water it was really windy and cold. View of light house was great but no sightings of seals or whales which was disappointing but not the fault of the crew. Arrived back frozen... More 

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london
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

given the trip as part of our wedding gift list and it was a great experience. really friendly in terms of booking a date, (it had to be changed last minute) and rebooking a new time. given loads of wet weather gear and told to wear jumpers, which seemed overkill on a warm day but was needed! we didn't see... More 

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Camelford
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

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