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Marine Discovery

Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
+44 1736 874907
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Ranked #3 of 15 activities in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

LDN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Sailing on a catamaran is half the experience and even though we were a little unfortunate and didn't see any whales or sharks and 'only' some seals and sunfish, the owners have great knowledge of the area and its wildlife and they showed such respect to the surroundings that you know, they are not doing this for profit but to... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Brilliantly planned and executed experience by people who seem to genuinely care. The whole experience was amazing from start to finish with more dolphins than I'd seen in my life. The close-up views of the basking sharks were amazing too. The whole experience was unforgettable and can't rate highly enough. Would love to go back again and again. Worth every... More

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

First thoughts seems expensive £35 for 3.5 Hours, but well what a fantastic afternoon we had, it wasn't the sunniest of days and slow to start but give the skipper and Hannah credit they found the right places and what a wonderful experience, saw approx several pods of dolphins and porpoises, approx 80 in total. Now that's a day experience... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Having been on other wildlife boat trips around the UK, I was very impressed by the steps taken by the crew to ensure our comfort throughout the trip. We were also well briefed on what to expect and there was plenty of information about the potential sightings. We were lucky enough to see a pod of around 50 dolphins, a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We went out on a 3 hour afternoon boat trip back in August. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Hannah and Duncan are so knowledgeable and know exactly where to search for the wildlife. They also provide fascinating commentary. The catamaran ensured a smooth ride and it was great to know we were travelling... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely amazing trip out, saw so many porpoises, dolphins and a Minke Whale! The operators are knowledgable and are clearly very passionate about conservation, remaining respectful of the wildlife whilst out on the boat. Cannot rate highly enough! We did the 4 hour trip which gave ample time for seeing the coastline and abundance of marine life, we had lots... More

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We've just been on two trips with Marine Discovery. The first was the four hour Discovery Voyage trip (this was actually around five hours, as the guides generously gave up more of their time in order for us to spend more time viewing the harbour porpoises), and the second was the three hour Ocean Discovery trip. On the first trip,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were recommended this trip by friends who have enjoyed several trips with Marine Discovery. After putting on our lifejackets and going through the safety aspects of the trip, we ventured out on a cloudy but calm morning. We found that the catamaran was easy to move around on with a good view all round. We started with a lovely... More

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