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“Passionate, expert commentary. Stunning scenery from the sea”
Review of Marine Discovery

Marine Discovery
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 17 September 2011

In late Sept wd knew we'd be pushing it to see the full array of marine life corwall has to offer - as it was we got close to a basking shark & seals- but the coast from the water is breath taking & the local knowledge from Duncan & Hannah was great. Really enjoyed it - wrap up warm though!

2  Thank GayleUK
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"sea birds"
in 40 reviews
"hour trip"
in 26 reviews
"sun fish"
in 13 reviews
"grey seals"
in 12 reviews
"great trip"
in 13 reviews
"see dolphins"
in 11 reviews
"common dolphins"
in 11 reviews
"recommend this trip"
in 8 reviews
"discovery trip"
in 3 reviews
"cornish coastline"
in 8 reviews
"relaxing boat trip"
in 3 reviews
"sea sickness"
in 7 reviews
"saw seals"
in 8 reviews
"memorable trip"
in 3 reviews
"wildlife watching"
in 3 reviews
"waterproof gear"
in 3 reviews
"minke whales"
in 4 reviews

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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Went on 3 hour ocean discovery trip in July 2011.Staff very friendly and extremely knowledgable.Lucky enough to see seals,harbour porpoises and about 40 to 50 common dolphins who came and played round the boat.Fantastic boat ..it is a sailing catamaran which allows fantastic views.You can sit on the trampoline net and see the dolphins underneath.Because the boat is so quiet it does not scare the wildlife away.
The highlight of our holiday.I would strongly recommend.

2  Thank LStephenson
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

We went out with Marine Discovery for my birthday early this month and had a great time!

They have a wealth of knowledge and are very friendly throughout the trip. We felt very safe and at one point i was so comfortable i nearly had a little snooze!

Highly recommended and a must go if you are in the area.

3  Thank smallwren
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Unfortunately we didn’t see any whales, sharks or dolphins but we still had a really good time. We were lucky enough to see some seals perched on rocks and a variety of sea birds including gannets, which were diving for fish. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The catamaran was very comfortable to ride in and had lots of room on board. It was nice to know we were using a very eco-friendly mode of travel since we spent much of the time sailing and not burning lots of fuel - which would be the case with a motor boat. A must do if you visit Cornwall, I would definitely do it again!.

Miss Mergie Hassan

2  Thank The_Mergie
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

We went on a 1.5hrs Coastal Safari in a High speed Yatch. I was most of the time lying on a trempolin, the thrill of lying on a soft surface just a feet above sea level, and water occasionaly splashing at you,,,, it just un-imaginable. Although we went to sea Seals/Dolphins but it was the sheer pleasure of a high speed ride in the Yatch which takes all the credit.

This is a must visit for anyone coming to cornwall, but make sure weather is good otherwise wind chill will kill :)

3  Thank mehtap0
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