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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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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We are regular summer visitors to Cornwall, and this time we decided book a 90 minute ride on a catamaran in advance. This 90 minutes was probably the best part of our week long camping trip. If we hadn't seen any wildlife from the boat (and there are no guarantees that you will), it would still have been great. We... More

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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Me, my missus and son took the 3 hour afternoon trip last week and we all had an amazing experience. Even if you do not see any of the larger "star" marine species (dolphins, etc), the trip is still brilliant - travelling around the coast in the catamaran was just wonderful, The boat has 2 small, engines and sails. We... More

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Sancreed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not a huge fan of boat trips to say the least but thought that I would be able to recline in the sun while others scanned the horizon for fins. What do I know? Had to eat my words when skipper Duncan found a pod of juvenile dolphins and encouraged them to come over and join us. We spent half... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Received this trip s a Christmas present. Unfortunately the weather was against us with intermittent heavy drizzle & sea mist. Although we only saw 2 seals, a single jellyfish & sea birds we still had a lovely trip on the catamaran, Hannah & Duncan were very knowledgable & made us feel welcome. We spent nearly 3 hours in search of... More

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penzance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
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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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