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About Marine Discovery
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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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The trip was perfectly planned, the ideal length for smaller children and expertly guided. Hannah and Duncan gave us exactly the right amount of information to enjoy the trip and led us to a great many dolphins which was very exciting!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KikiMack
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We took the ‘ocean discovery’ tour this morning and it was simply amazing. The vast amount of information and knowledge promulgated by Hannah and Duncan about not only the wildlife but also the local landscape and features was incredible. The pair were excellent hosts and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The Ocean Discovery tour was an amazing boat trip, from the very moment we boarded the catamaran till the very end when we disembarked. It was a foggy October afternoon and we had to exercise patience to begin with; and with patience indeed comes reward....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Zuri1982
Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hello Zūrī & Zarīna, thank you so much for your lovely review. Down here we sometimes fall into the trap of taking our amazing location for granted and, seeing it again from someone else's perspective is very valuable. We hope to welcome you again to...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great, with Hannah and her vast knowledge of marine life. Conservation issues. And boat expertise. The beautiful coast line and it’s heritage was talked about.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Peglerhetty
Reviewed 19 September 2018

First sail for years and what a good choice. A very stable catamaran easily taking waves at six/eight knots even in quite lumpy waters as we entered the Atlantic under motor. Sublime though was sailing under canvas on a tack and downwind silence calm virtually...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Had a morning out on the waves on Wednesday, and it was perfect. Had dolphins swimming along with the boat with us, incredible. Would do it all again next week, but unfortunately back home now. Till next time!! Thank you

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Went the day after a very windy day. As it was still blowing a bit, the trip was cut from 4 hours to 3 and we were refunded the difference. I went with my 14 year old son who absolutely loves animals in all their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Verencemos
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We joined Duncan and Hannah for a 4 hour Discovery Voyage and had a great trip. The catamaran offers plenty of room and a very stable platform. Duncan and Hannah are very knowledgeable, friendly and very informative. It was made very clear at the outset...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AdrianT1466
Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Adrian and Brenda, it was great to meet you. Glad you enjoyed your four hour trip and got some good photos. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Hannah and team

Reviewed 24 August 2018

My son and I went on the 3 hour ocean discovery trip and what a great experience. The crew are very friendly and knowledgeable and gave detailed information on the birds and marine life we may see on the trip. We were then given waterproofs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Hannah J, Owner at Marine Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Martin, glad you and your son enjoyed your trip. It was lovely to see him making friends with the other child on board. All the best Hannah and team

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Went on the 1and !/2 Bay Discovery trip, as a local I often see the Marine Discovery setting sail so wanted to go, it didn't disappoint, saw Dolphins and lots of birds, one seal! Loved seeing the wildlife and the view from the boat! very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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honey l
22 July 2018|
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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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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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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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