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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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A memorable trip.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
David M
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Cumnock
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Cumnock
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8 reviews
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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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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Although we did the 4 hour boat ride and did not get to see any marine life, it was still fun travelling on the boat and getting to appreciate the Cornish coast from the water. It was like going on a treasure hunt. Our guides were full of interesting information and trivia and pointed out many fascinating landmarks including the... More 

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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 via mobile

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
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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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Additional Information about Marine Discovery

Address: 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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