Marine Discovery Penzance
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
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