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Marine Discovery Penzance

Marine Discovery Penzance

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Type: Boating and Canoeing

Come on an exhilarating sea safari from Penzance Harbour to discover this beautiful coastline and its wonderful marine wildlife.
Here in the far west of Cornwall, marine wildlife is varied and abundant.
Seabirds like gannets, fulmars, kittiwakes, terns, shearwaters, razorbills and guillemots are common sights; more occasionally we see puffins, skuas, peregrine falcons, rare waders and divers. Grey seals are seen on virtually every trip all year round. Harbour porpoises are often seen from our boat; these are secretive cetaceans but you may see a little dorsal fin break the surface. Common, bottlenose and Risso’s dolphins are all visitors to our waters, and other encounters can include awesome basking sharks, mysterious ocean sunfish, various species of jellyfish and even whales!
At Marine Discovery Penzance we offer the only true marine eco-tour in Cornwall – our purpose built sailing catamaran is designed to maximise your enjoyment while minimising our impact. Nothing beats the feeling having a fabulous wildlife encounter under the power of sail. The large deck area and stable platform provide unrivalled opportunities for viewing and photography. On the rare days when there is no wind, we have twin outboard engines which are quiet and use small amounts of fuel, but can push us along quickly enough to cover a large area.

Various trips operate through the season, weather permitting. Full waterproofs and lifejackets provided. We are fully licensed and insured.
For more details call 07749 277110 / (01736) 874907 or visit"

Contact Details

Shed 5, Albert Pier
Penzance Harbour
TR18 2LL

Tel: +44 7749277110

Opening Times

1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017


Key Features

  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Road Directions

Follow the A30 in the direction of Penzance. Next follow for the town centre as you pass the train station on the left the road curves down towards the waterfront. On the left there is a pay and display car park in which you must park. Make your way to the waterfront and you will find us on the Albert Pier.