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Seafari Cruises

The Pier, Kenmare, Ireland
353-64-6642059
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Ranked #1 of 8 activities in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Seafari cruises invite you to explore the prolific wildlife of Kenmare Bay on Ireland's premier seal-watching and eco-nature cruise. In our... more » Owner description: Seafari cruises invite you to explore the prolific wildlife of Kenmare Bay on Ireland's premier seal-watching and eco-nature cruise. In our comfortable and sheltered passenger vessel, we will transport you from the picturesque Kenmare Pier in County Kerry into the magical and tranquil waters of Kenmare Bay. « less
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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were 4 adults and 2 kids- we rang ahead and were able to haggle for a cheaper price when we booked so delighted with that. Scenery was lovely- great way to see the view and lovely to be out on the water. Not many seals (maybe not season?) but ones we saw were cute. The captain was hilarious- but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A perfect day of sunshine, unusual for early October, didn't hurt, but the captain's banter added Irish color to the commentary as we cruised the bay. Seeing the seals was unique for us, but the eagles were "away for the day"... pictures helped, but it wasn't the same! We were very pleased that the orientation and safety information was very... More

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Dublin
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

At €25 (concessions available), this trip may seem a little steep, but so much is packed into the 2-3 hours that it is well worth it. With blankets for the cold, binoculars to view the wildlife and a huge amount of detail about the habits and habitats of the sea eagles, seals, cormorants, etc., as well as information about the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Seafari trip was fun and informative and the best thing we did on this family holiday. Being a family run business it was also informal. The captain was funny whilst imparting the safety details but he made everything very clear, including "anyone seen dropping litter overboard will swiftly be thrown over to retrieve it!" The trip down towards the... More

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Killarney, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Me, my partner and my parents took a seafari cruise on 17th Sept and we all loved it! Captain Ray kept us amused with his singing and talks - he provides us with a huge amount of information about wildlife in Kenmare Bay which was very interesting. His crew was really friendly and helpful! We were treated with sweets, cookies,... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The skipper makes this trip, he even made us laugh when we went aground for a few minutes. We were promised seals and sea eagles and we got them, sweets,biscuits coffee and a tot of rum were all on the menu.The young crew of two were attentive and helpful at all times, do try this trip if in Co. Kerry

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The trip started badly by leaving half an hour late (we were asked to be on the quay at 12.45 for a 1.00 sailing but left at 1.30). The feeble jokes and naff commentary over the PA boded ill, especially when the safety arrangements were made fun of. However, when the serious commentary started it was informative and interesting. We... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I have visited Kenmare many times in the winter and have seen the signs for Seafari but the cruises don't run at that time of year. This year my visit is earlier and the cruises are still running. If you would like to take about three hours from your busy schedule and board this cruise you will be rewarded. Captain... More

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Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a friendly and informative cruise. We had a fiddler to entertain us, as well as a singing captain. As we neared the rocks where the seals were raising their pups, we were given blankets [it was chilly and seals don't like bright colors] and spent about 30 minutes a few feet from an entire colony. What a treat!

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Cork Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My Husband and I took our 11 year old Daughter on the Seafari Cruise on August 18th. It was a wonderful trip and very enjoyable and interesting. Captain Ray and his Crew were so helpful and friendly. We enjoyed seeing the wildlife and watching the Seals and the binoculars were readily available to all on board. The scenery form the... More

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