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Marine Discovery

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Penzance Harbour 5 Albert Pier | Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
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Taster Trip

We have a small daughter (nearly 4) so we were limited to the bay discovery trip. The weather was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark R
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Cracking trip

Duncan and his team are primarily running wildlife trips, but they were hired to do a trip for our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SwordMaiden
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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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. Shearwater II takes just 12 passengers and 2 crew, so you get a great view of the wildlife and the views without having to peer over other people. Please call or email to enquire. 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. Marine Discovery is shut between November and March due to weather constraints and winter maintenance. If in doubt, call to check.
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“sea birds” (43 reviews)
“hour trip” (27 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Penzance Harbour 5 Albert Pier | Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
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"harbour porpoises"
in 17 reviews
"sea birds"
in 43 reviews
"hour trip"
in 27 reviews
"basking sharks"
in 18 reviews
"grey seals"
in 13 reviews
"sun fish"
in 13 reviews
"great trip"
in 13 reviews
"common dolphins"
in 12 reviews
"knowledgeable crew"
in 6 reviews
"cornish coastline"
in 9 reviews
"recommend this trip"
in 8 reviews
"discovery trip"
in 3 reviews
"relaxing boat trip"
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"amazing wildlife"
in 4 reviews
"sea sickness"
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"saw seals"
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"memorable trip"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have a small daughter (nearly 4) so we were limited to the bay discovery trip. The weather was grim in the morning but cleared after lunch and wasn't as windy. The boat is great and we loved the fact we did some of the...More

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Duncan and his team are primarily running wildlife trips, but they were hired to do a trip for our group out to Wolf Rock. They are helpful, friendly, safety conscious and very professional. It was a reasonably calm day, sunny and it was fantastic sitting...More

Thank SwordMaiden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second trip on Shearwater 11. The catamaran carries 12 people and 2 crew with plenty of space to move about, sit where you choose and with great views all around, so I don't understand how a previous review said it is crammed...More

1  Thank sherylfairbrother
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyable trip. Weather was good, (nothing worse than being rained on whilst on a boat in my opinion). We didn’t see any Cetaceans but plenty of birds and a few seals (my partner has never seen a seal before so he was pleased). I...More

1  Thank princesstuff
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great trip with marine discovery The crew were very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the local area in general But what especially impressed me was the care they showed for seals, ensuring that we had a good view of them but not...More

3  Thank james215
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on about four Marine Discovery trips and hope to go again this year. I live in Cornwall and so have the great luck to be able to take these trips when time and money allow. Last year we saw dolphins, sun fish,...More

4  Thank birdcot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely four hour trip on the Marine Discovery in May. It was peaceful, we loved being on the water on the catermaran. Duncan and Rebecca were really knowledgable about the coast and wildlife. We didn’t see dolphins, or bigger mammals but that...More

5  Thank katetheshoes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. I really can't understand how some people have not enjoyed it. We had a large party of 9 ( five adults and four children, one of which is disabled) and they were very helpful and communicative. They were very quick to contact...More

6  Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner purchased a dolphin and whale watching trip as a Christmas present for myself as I love dolphins. I called to book and informed them that I was booking my whale and dolphin watching trip from a voucher I had received. Dates were agreed...More

8  Thank Zoe G
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Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Zoe, thanks for the review. I'm sorry you feel that way, however we make abundantly clear species can be expected at what time of year. There is no way we would have simply told you on exiting the harbour that there was next to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tom and Hannah where our skippers for the day they had very extensive knowledge of the wildlife in the bay and made the trip very enjoyable and comfortable it is a lovely trip and costs next to nothing

5  Thank Aaron R
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Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Aaron, thank you for taking the trouble to review us. Really glad you enjoyed your Bay Discovery trip and I hope it has given Josie some confidence on boats! We hope to see you again. Best wishes Hannah

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sonia061268
May 2, 2018|
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Response from Hannah J | Property representative |
Hi If you go on our website to the Trips page that will give the different prices for the various length trips. I'm not allowed to post a link to the website but searching for us on google will take you straight to it. If... More
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sonia061268
April 28, 2018|
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Hi Sonia, thanks for the message. Yes we have plenty of space the first week of September. Please get in touch either by email or phone to book. Thanks, Hannah
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44js15
April 9, 2018|
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Hi thanks for the message. While we are fine to take people on with mobility issues, our minimum age for the Bay Discovery (hour and a half) trip is three, and for the Ocean Discovery (three hours) it's six years old. This... More
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