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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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Fantastic boat trip, seeing dolphins + seals

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

london
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went out on the boat with Duncan and Becca..both of whom were very knowledgeable..you can tell they truly care about the ocean and environment. We saw seals, many birds, sun fish and at the very end some rissos dolphins appeared..amazing! One thing I will say is don't forget to wear a waterproof coat and shoes, we didn't and got... More 

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Cumnock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I recently sailed on Marine Discovery's SHEARWATER II catamaran and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Prior to sailing we were given safety instructions and provided with life jackets etc. Then we boarded the boat and sailed out from the harbour. The boats master was Duncan and the crew member Tom. Both these guys are very amiable and friendly.... More 

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

Hello David, thank you very much for the feedback, and that you to everyone else who has taken the trouble to review us recently. Very glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again sometime. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Unfortunately for us, the day of our trip was marred by poor weather but good enough to go out in. We had booked the 4 hour discovery trip but as the weather was to worsen later in the day, they turned it to the 3 hour trip and altered the charge accordingly. The briefing and preparation was very precise and... More 

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

Hello Stephen, thanks for the review and for bringing up the subject that makes boat trip operators' hearts sink all over the world - FOG! Unfortunately fog can be annoyingly difficult to predict - clear weather can be forecast and then it can roll in from offshore, or round from the north coast, as was the case on your trip,... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It is obvious from the first moment that you meet them that Duncan and Hannah are absolutely committed to what they do and the love that they have for the area and the environment is very apparent. The catamaran does not roll like a single hull nor do you get soaked as you would in a rib so the trip... More 

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was one not to be missed although not for the faint hearted ! Our trip in search of dolphins and basking sharks did not produce such a great result but the views of the Cornish coastline was stunning. We were lucky enough to spot some seals and many seabirds. Hannah and Duncan crewed the vessel most efficiently and were... More 

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We went out on the catamaran today with Hannah and Duncan, a family group aged from 4 to 80! We all had an amazing time, just being out on the water in the sun and fresh air was exhilarating. Hannah and Duncan really know their stuff, they handled the boat expertly and we learned lots about the marine environment and... More 

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

Thanks for taking the trouble to review us - Risso's dolphins, even though they are reasonably unusual to see inshore, have been giving us some real treats lately! And thank you to everyone who has reviewed us so far this season - feedback is always welcome. More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Fantastic experience. Great crew very knowledgeable and friendly. Coastal views (including St Michael's Mount) wonderful, and we were lucky enough to see dolphins. This worked well for a family 2 adults and a 12 and 14 year old. The sailing experience is also great, a big fast catamaran sailed by an excellent crew. Thoroughly recommended.

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Address: Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
Phone Number: +44 7749 277110
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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