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Marine Discovery

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Amazing!

My mum and I went on the ocean discovery cruise with marine discovery yesterday, it was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aga P
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Amazing.wow

We bought a trip via virgin had a fantastic time started with seals and then some sunfish followed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
enitsuj22
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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...more
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Penzance Harbour 5 Albert Pier | Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I booked the whale and dolphin watch here and I was excited to see them in the wild,but we went out into the sea and only saw some seals and some dolphins but they didn't come close enough to take a pictureMore

Thank Ian F
Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Ian, thanks for the review. What a shame you only saw some dolphins and seals when using your dolphin watching voucher. As for not being able to take a picture, I can only apologise for the unobliging behaviour of the wildlife. As we always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum and I went on the ocean discovery cruise with marine discovery yesterday, it was absolutely fantastic! We were lucky enough to see loads of dolphins swimming up to the boat and a lot of seals during our adventure! I really enjoyed being on...More

Thank Aga P
Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Aga, thanks for the review and the recommendation! We hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes Hannah and team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a trip via virgin had a fantastic time started with seals and then some sunfish followed by some jellyfish....then the skippers spotted some gannets waaaay in the distance so off we went out to sea, a huge pod of feeding common dolphins.switched the...More

Thank enitsuj22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I and my son Tom went on a dolphin watching trip whilst in Bali last Easter. Yesterday we went with these guys and it was far better and far more nature aware. We had a wonderful time viewing seals,porpoises, gannets and common dolphins. The dolphins...More

2  Thank John E
Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi John, thank you for the review. Hunting dolphins are always an awe-inspiring sight. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again sometime. All the best, Hannah and team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of five recently participated in the three hour Ocean Discovery Tour. Leading up to the tour, booking was smooth and the organizers answered the questions I had in a timely fashion. Before boarding, the crew gave a briefing of the wildlife we could...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We paid £105 for 3 people to have a 3 hour trip which works out at around £12 per hour per person to sail on a catamaran across the waves on a beautiful sunny day. We saw very little apart from a couple of gannets...More

Thank mark h
Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Mark, thanks for the review. Sorry you were unlucky with the wildlife, but glad you enjoyed yourselves anyway. Best wishes Hannah and team

Reviewed 26 June 2018

We took the 4 hour discovery trip which took us straight out to sea toward cetacean feeding areas and then west, under sail, towards Lands End, before returning along the coast to Penzance. It was a quiet day for sightings although we did see a...More

7  Thank CaveatEmptor60
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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

4  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

2  Thank SwordMaiden
Reviewed 16 June 2018

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

2  Thank Sheryl F
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terrysergeant
22 July 2018|
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Response from Hannah J | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for the email. Best thing to do is check the availability on the wesbite (which Trip Advisor won't allow me to link to). All the trips are listed and you can either book online or give us a call in office hours on... More
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sonia061268
2 May 2018|
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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
28 April 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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