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Marine Discovery

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| Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
+44 7749 277110
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a fantastic experience

We are from Germany and we were on holiday on a trip last monday (30.10.2017) with the marine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kati B
Late Autum trip

Had a great trip today in spite of the cold Northerly wind. Very friendly and informative crew... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
indigobay007
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Plymouth, 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” (40 reviews)
“hour trip” (26 reviews)
“basking sharks” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Shed 5, Albert Pier, Penzance Harbour, Penzance TR18 2LL, England
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+44 7749 277110
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from Germany and we were on holiday on a trip last monday (30.10.2017) with the marine discovery. It was so beautiful and exciting. At the end we saw a dolphin- Pierre- he was my highlight in this holiday. I can only recommend to...More

Thank Kati B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great trip today in spite of the cold Northerly wind. Very friendly and informative crew which taught us a great deal. We saw lots of different sea birds, seals and glimpses of porpoises. We even got to sail which is an experience in...More

Thank indigobay007
Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with Duncan and Becca. Thank you for driving for two hours through heavy traffic. I'm sorry if you considered my attitude to be rude. I can assure I wasn't huffing and puffing -...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had a fantastic trip and saw a small pod of common dolphins and a solitary bottle nosed dolphin who swam alongside the boat for quite some time. My wife says the toilet is an experience! The crew were very knowledgeable and answered our questions...More

2  Thank Martin S
Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Hi Martin, thanks for the review, and glad you had a good trip. This has definitely been the summer for dolphin sightings and it's continued into the autumn too. And we're rather proud of the view from the toilet! We hope to see you again....More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

What can be nicer than taking a relaxing boat trip from Penzance to see the wildlife? This is the trip for you. Because of the nature of the trip (excuse the pun), you will not necessarily see dolphins or porpoise, but the birds are always...More

2  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience today courtesy of Marine Discovery and would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to see the beauty of the Cornish coastline and it's incredible wildlife.

Thank handyandyOxford
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Hannah and Duncan were so knowledgeable and passionate about marine life. I didn't want to put up my hopes in case we didn't see anything. My goodness, we saw pods of dolphins which were swimming along side the catamaran. It was truly amazing and such...More

1  Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome trip. Many thanks to Duncan and Hannah. We all had an amazing time. The kids were in awe of the wildlife. Knowledgeable staff, environmentally friendly and no sea sickness!

1  Thank Mr C
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I'd bought my sister a 'Dolphin Watching Trip' for her birthday, as she'd never seen a dolphin in the wild. So we boarded the excellent catamaran owned by Marine Discovery on a fine Saturday morning in August with much expectation. And we were not disappointed!...More

Thank M0rpheus
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This morning my friend Helen and I went on a Marine Discovery trip from Penzance a present from her lovely son. We were both so excited and and looking forward to the trip regardless of what marine life we saw. Hannah and Ducan are such...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We took the three hour Ocean Discovery trip today and I really couldn't be more pleased with how the afternoon turned out. We boarded the catamaran and were met with two delightful chaps who ran through basic safety and ensured that we were s suited...More

Thank Tessa F
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Nosox40
20 August 2017|
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Response from Hannah J | Property representative |
Hi thanks for the message. I'm afraid we don't have any space for eight for the rest of August. At this time of year trips fill up well in advance as we only hold 12. Sorry about that. Best wishes Hannah
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J G
16 August 2017|
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Response from Hannah J | Property representative |
Hello, the only availability we have are two spaces on Friday 25th at 1.30pm, if two of you wanted to do it? Please give us a call if so - 07749277110. Hannah
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J G
15 August 2017|
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Response from Hannah J | Property representative |
Hi thanks for the message. I don't know how long you're around but I'm afraid we can't fit a group that size on until the 30th August. It gets booked up very early at this time of year - sorry about that. Kind... More
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