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Marine Discovery

Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
+44 1736 874907
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Ranked #4 of 16 activities in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Inspiring sea safari sailing trips aboard a ten metre catamaran, with the winners of the 2013 Responsible World Whale Watch Awards . A voyage on... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I went with a group of friends (12 of us). Hannah, Duncan and their colleague were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional andall the group, without exception had an enjoyable and educational experience. Would recommend their trips to everyone.

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wow, what a great experience, I would have given more stars if I was able to. My partner (who was very reluctant to go on a boat trip for more than an hour) thoroughly enjoyed the it. We only saw two seals and 2 pods of dolphins for a split second, but this didn't matter, as the catamaran trip alone... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to review us, and to everyone else who has done so lately - we appreciate it. Very glad to hear you had such a good time, despite the choppy sea, and thank you also for posting your lovely photos. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Hannah, Duncan, and Becca More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I took a four hour trip around the tip of Cornwall in search of Dolphins, Minky Whale, Basking Shark, and Porpoises and saw.............nothing. Actually, that isn't true. We saw stunning crowds of Guillemots and Chuffs flying past us. We saw Gannets darting into the sea like arrows. We saw Common Seals lazing on the rocks, and we... More

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

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed yourselves despite it being a quiet day. You raise some interesting points actually. Customers do need to be aware in advance, that though there is a good chance and at certain times of year and excellent chance of finding seals, porpoises, dolphins, sunfish and basking sharks (whales are rarer as all our... More

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

First visit to Penzance and first time I felt inclined to post a comment on Tripadvisor. Marine Discovery was everything we had hoped for. It is run by a delightful and very knowledgeable couple with high ideals. We were lucky with our sightings, but were pleased that they never chase or intimidate the animals they clearly love. Would certainly do... More

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

Thank you for review Christine and very glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again another time :-) More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Fantastic few hours cruising the South Cornish coastline. Beautiful scenery, creatures, and great hosts! Kids really enjoyed themselves. I would recommend this trip to all my guests at the holiday cottage. The flyer is already in our welcome pack! Not great if you have mobility issues because of access restrictions to boat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you are ever in West Cornwall you really need to go out on a trip with Marine Discovery Penzance. I was lucky enough to be the only person on a trip out on a late autumn day last year and I can't recommend it enough. Duncan and Hannah are charming, friendly and very knowledgable about the animals that live... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Us 4 sixty something “teenagers” took to the water in the late afternoon, one and a half hour bay trip which (given we had just picked the best weekend of the year so far) was stress free / relaxing and very well organised. We may have only seen a few bobbing seal heads and a number of barrel jelly fish,... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We want, albeit for basking sharks which we didn't see, but we had an incredible time! Dolphins, porpoises, sunfish, birds, so much wildlife! Amazing crew, so friendly and helpful, we learnt a thing or two about Cornwall's sea life, the environment and local history. It was a fantastic trip, will do it EVERY time we are in Cornwall. Thanks guys,... More

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

Hi and thanks for the review, goodness that trip was a while back! Shame you couldn't swap with the people who wanted to see porpoises, dolphins and sunfish! This was back in the early summer when there were no basking sharks around. Later in summer 2013 during July and August, we saw loads of them. The best thing for people... More

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My partner and I recently went on a 3-hour trip and were extremely impressed with Marine Discovery. The experience of sailing on their beautiful Catamaran was wonderful - we liked sitting on the net or on the edge to dangle our feet over the side! The route of the trip is really picturesque, regardless of seeing any wildlife. Hannah and... More

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

Thanks so much for your review. It's good to hear the response of people who have been on trips which don't have the "exciting" massive wow-factor animals, who have seen the more subtle charms of Cornish wildlife and enjoyed them just as much. As you say, April can often be a quiet month in the water, so we're delighted you... More

Prestatyn
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Peter (husband) & I went on a sight seeing adventure on the Shearwater II Catamaran. It was a fantastic experience. Duncan & Hannah ensured our safety and comfort throughout the trip. They were friendly, approachable and very knowledgable. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to their talk on sea life and how they are helping with marine conservation. It is clear to... More

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

Hi Sandy and Peter, thank you for taking the time to review us. We're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much. Though dolphins always help of course, it's great to hear what else people have enjoyed about their trip for general feedback purposes. We'd love to welcome you back to Marine Discovery in the future. More

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