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Address: The Pier, Kenmare, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-6642059
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Seafari cruises invite you to explore the prolific wildlife of Kenmare Bay...

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.

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A perfect cruise!

We did this on a whim, but it was so worth it. A lovely tour of Kenmare bay with an accompanying narrative of the natural wonders and history of Kenmare. The close encounters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
EJClifton
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Clifton, Virginia
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Clifton, Virginia
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We did this on a whim, but it was so worth it. A lovely tour of Kenmare bay with an accompanying narrative of the natural wonders and history of Kenmare. The close encounters with the seals were wonderful, bring your telephoto camera. The Captain is a wealth of knowledge, lives on the Beara and can fill you in on the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We really enjoyed this experience and I would highly recommend it. To start with the crew are enthusiastic knowledgeable full of humour and welcoming. The boat is characterful, comfortable and well setup for its purpose. The scenery is beautiful and the evident respect and enthusiasm of the crew for the wildlife will rub off on you -think I’ll invest in... More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

WOW! What a fantastic trip! Traditional Irish wit and music. Friendly, generous and loads of wildlife. Only 25 euro each and out for 4 hours. A very special trip. Just do it!!

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Thank Shinyandnice
Holbeach, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

What a hoot!!! Whilst waiting for the Captain to arrive, we were entertained by his crewman playing and singing traditional Irish Banjo songs. Having set sail, for the first 20 minutes of the trip, we really wondered what we had let ourselves in for!!! There appeared to be a problem with the PA system - but this turned out to... More 

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Limoux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Seafari Cruises run a boat trip which give a relatively unique chance to close to some fascinating wildlife, notably on our trip White-tailed sea Eagle, Common seals and Fallow Deer. Approaching quietly by sea it is possible to get noticeably closer to these shy animals than would be possible in any other way, except perhaps patient waiting in hides. Thus... More 

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Waterville, Ireland
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This was a great experience ,especially as we had the grand children with us The amount of bird life that we witnessed was incredable ,also the seals up on the shore line , we were also very fortuntate, when three dolphins circled and played around the boat .Overall it was a great experience.

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Thank Waterville C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Terrific 3 hours watching the birds and especially the seals. Amazing how close Ray brought us. The photos will bring back many happy memories

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Thank Wilhelm S
Ray Ross S, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and also for letting us know that you had a great time. We are always pleased that our guests have had a good experience on our boat trip and we hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you on board again soon as our very special guests. Fair sailing... More 

Monarch
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We made reservations online for a day that was declared a "go ahead". We drove 60 miles from our lodging to the pier in Kenmare...we were greeted by a very disheveled old chap who didn't know if the cruise was going ahead or not, due to poor numbers. He asked us to return closer to departure time, which we did.... More 

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Ray Ross S, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to inform us on Tripadvisor of your dissatisfaction with our service. I would like to sincerely apologise for your disappointment in not getting to travel with us on the 5th of October last. We were totally to blame for the uncertainty on the afternoon that you wished to cruise with us, due totally... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

OK. It had a very difficult time rating this attraction because, technically, it was great. When you take the boat trip you will get to see the seals. And they are cute and it is a wonderful experience seeing them. They are beautiful to see and photograph. You will get very close. Period. However. The advertising promises to deliver the... More 

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Ray Ross S, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on our trip and thank you also for your positive comments regarding same. I am sorry that you felt that we have "not delivered on the promise". I will try to awnser your concerns regarding the cruise content as advertised. With regard to leaving on time, our trips sometimes leave... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

What an absolutely amazing experience. Never did we think that you would get so close to the seals. The crew were out of this world, full of facts that were told in a fun way, and very helpful and friendly. This is a must do if you are in Kerry. Highly recommended and will be back again!

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