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Marine Discovery

Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
+44 7749 277110
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Ranked #4 of 24 Activities in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Hannah and Duncan are extremely friendly and knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions. If in the event of bad weather a trip is cancelled they will try their very hardest to reschedule on to another trip if possible. They are easy to contact and also very good with passengers and always fill you with confidence. I'd highly recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Had a great experience today. Hannah and Duncan are very knowledgable in their field, their professional manner and passion for marine conservation is outstanding. We saw a few seals and some porpoise which made the trip worthwhile. I would recommend this trip and am looking forward to coming back. Thank you for a wonderful trip and keep up the good... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We booked a 4 hour trip which would have been wonderful even if we'd not seen any wild life, due to the knowledge and passion for the ocean that Duncan displayed. He has made us more aware of the impact of net fishing etc on the environment and I for one will only be buying line caught fish from now... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we have been out with these guys 4 times now, the first a year ago on one of our many Cornish holidays, then after moving to Cornwall in Feb we have been lucky enough to be able to go out 3 times this year.In May we saw a few bottle nose dolphins, and a puffin, in July just s few... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Every year when we go down to Cornwall we make time for a trip out with Duncan and Hannah on Marine Discovery. You can never be sure what you are going to see and that is part of the excitement. We have had many good trips but the one last Saturday (9th September) was really outstanding. We had only got... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We decided to book this experience as we like enjoying the natural phenomenon Cornwall has to offer rather than paying to see animals cooped up in cages at zoo's and the like. This trip appealed to both my partner and I because of the exceptional knowledge displayed by those running it on the Marine Discovery website. Upon arrival we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a family of four (including a six and nine year old) we took the three hour Ocean Discovery trip and can't recommend it highly enough. The boat was seaworthy, safe and stable and, to the great relief of my daughter, had a toilet. Deck gear was also available to use if you wanted to wrap-up. The crew was extremely... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A very knowledgeable couple run these catamaran trips. We were less lucky with the number of species spotted this time, but a wonderful relaxing boat trip!

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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