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Address: Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
Phone Number: +44 7749 277110
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Description: Inspiring sea safari sailing trips aboard a ten metre catamaran, with the...
Inspiring sea safari sailing trips aboard a ten metre catamaran, with the winners of the 2013 Responsible World Whale Watch Awards . A voyage on "Shearwater II" gives you the best opportunity to find the marine wildlife of south west Cornwall, including seals, porpoises, seabirds, dolphins, basking sharks and whales. All trips are fully guided with experienced and entertaining guides, who are trained educators. Fully licenced and insured NB please remember that sightings of specific species cannot be guaranteed and that we advertise this fact widely. Therefore the most useful and accurate reviews of our company rate us on the factors we can directly control e.g. customer service, politeness, ease of booking, quality of welcome and so on, rather than whether the reviewer saw the exact species they wanted.
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Amazing trip!

We really enjoyed our trip on the Shearwater II with Duncan and Hannah, so interesting and informative. Beautiful sitings included harbour porpoises, seals and sun fish. Thanks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip on the Shearwater II with Duncan and Hannah, so interesting and informative. Beautiful sitings included harbour porpoises, seals and sun fish. Thanks for making our trip so special :)

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Birmingham, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a great experience on this trip, taking the 4 hour trip and seeing dolphins and porpoises and seals. If I went on the trip again I would take a pair of binoculars, and a camera with a good zoom lens because we needed to maintain a respectful distance from the wildlife, it's not like you can reach out... More 

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Gravesend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a fantastic morning aboard Sheerwater II, myself my wife & two kids aged 13 & 9 we were lucky to have calm sea & good weather, we saw harbour porpoises, a sunfish, Rissos Dolphins & grey Seals along with a variety of seabirds. Duncan the skipper & his deckhand / photographer for the day (sorry forgot his name)... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was booked as an early birthday present and what an experience. Myself and my husband were with 10 others aboard Sheerwater II on a four hour trip. We had only just left Penzance harbour and harbour porpoises were spotted, so much to see, dolphins, lots of seabirds including Manx Sheerwater. We were so lucky, the water was beautiful and... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I booked this trip as a highlight of my family (63, 47, 43, 11 & 9) week in Cornwall and was not disappointed. My family and I got to Penzance Harbour far too early as we didn't want to risk being late as we were driving from Mullion, the kids and my mother in law were getting very excited. At... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We chose Marine Discovery as it seemed to be the only catamaran sea safari... and we weren't disappointed! The weather was amazing and just being out on the water was a fabulous experience... in fact the trip would have been worth the money without the animals... my 10yr DD was entranced by sitting up at the front catching the spray.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We took out four children (10, 8, 7 & 5) on the 3 hour trip. It far exceeded our expectations. After an initial safety and orientation briefing we were taken aboard the catamaran. The craft was spacious and we were able to move around to get better views. Duncan talked us through what we were trying to see as well... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were taken through the prep drill beforehand, making sure we all had wind and waterproof clothing. Then we set off on a three hour boat trip with about a dozen people in total. Soon after departing we saw some seals on rocks, then travelled further and came across dolphins swimming around us. Seeing the dolphins was amazing and well... More 

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Warwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Duncan and Hannah obviously love what they do. The four hours watching for marine wildlife was incredible and went by too quickly. Duncan skippered the catamaran and provided facts on what we were seeing and Hannah, as well as all of us, were wildlife spotters! I would have still enjoyed the trip even if we hadn't spotted anything. The Cornish... More 

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Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this review

Hi Lori, thanks for the feedback. Very glad you enjoyed your trip and you had good sightings. We have had a good run of wildlife this summer, despite sometimes adverse weather. Sorry you felt people crowded in front of you when getting their photos. What we and customers feel is great about the catamaran is that there are only 12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Took my 3 children aged 16, 8 and 4 for a 1.5 hour early evening sea safari cruise on the catamaran and it was fabulous! The skipper and his right hand woman were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and made us all feel safe and welcome on their boat. The sea was beautiful and calm, the sun was shining, it was... More 

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