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Welcome to Marine Discovery Penzance

Join us on our sailing catamaran, Shearwater II, for a truly unique marine wildlife watching adventure. What makes West Cornwall such a special place for wildlife watching is its sheer diversity. Trips could encounter inquisitive grey seals and graceful seabirds, or various species of dolphins and porpoises, enigmatic ocean sunfish or even giants such as minke whales, basking sharks and leatherback turtles! Having these experiences under sail gives you the most special encounter possible, the quiet meaning you can hear the splashes of the gannets as they dive and the whistles of the dolphins as they bowride alongside us (check out our videos to see for yourself). You can also be reassured that the tour you have chosen is the most environmentally responsible option. Part of what makes Marine Discovery exceptional is that we use our trips to collect scientific data. No other tour company in the country does this to the same extent and it is an incredibly important part of our job.

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We are hoping for good conditions this season so we can have another fantastic dolphin watching year.

Duncan, Hannah and their small team are completely dedicated to giving the best experience possible and are looking forward to welcoming you to Marine Discovery - In 2013 Marine Discovery won the Responsible Whale and Dolphin Watch Operator of the year.

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Breaking news - For full updates see our daily Sightings update and our News pages.

As I type (16/7/15) the wildlife activiy in Mount's Bay is fantastic. We are regulary encountering large pods of common dolphins, lots of harbour porpoises and frequent sightings of Risso's dolphins. As we move in to July the common dolphin numbers are building inshore as the pilchards move in.

The Risso's dolphins are still here in large numbers, which is making this our best year ever for Risso's dolphin sightings. We've also been having our first minke whale sightings along with regular encounters with basking sharks. If you're looking for something to do in Cornwall and love wildlife then now is a good time to sail Mount's Bay with Marine Discovery Penzance.

The numbers of harbour porpoises are building and we've been having some truly magical encounters with out smallest toothed wales.


A lovely video that we took earlier this season of the bottlenose dolphin pod. Dolphin watching in Cornwall at its finest.


Contact details -
Tel - 07749 277110

Marine Discovery Penzance
Shed 5
Albert Pier
Penzance Harbour
TR18 2LL