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“kenmare bay”(59 reviews)
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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...more
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The Pier, Kenmare V93 C5C9, Ireland
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+353 64 664 2059
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought children on Pirate Cruise with Seafaring as part of ‘Kenmare’s Halloween Howl’ festival. Boat owner arrived 30 minutes late and proceeded to clean boat before we embarked. We finally sailed 1 hour later than advertised time. Boat was not very clean and toilet had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Climber811440
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out with Skipper Ray and Kate. Fortunately the weather played nicely, and wrapped up warm, we had a great time and saw plenty of birds and seals, and soaked up the spectacular scenery. Ray is very entertaining in his own eccentric way, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pjkDublin
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday we( me and my 5 years old son) went on Seafari cruise. And we had such an amazing experience. It was very organised with all safety equipment and instructions. Captain told us amazing stories,wildlife sights, sing songs and gave a little Irish lesson. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Quest268076
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I have been wanting to take this boat cruise for years. I never seemed to be in Kenmare at the right time. It was worth the wait!!!!! Beautiful boat ride up the Kenmare River, the views were amazing, lots of wildlife and of course the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank skretschmer2017
seafari-kenmare, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Hi there Skretschmer, We are thrilled thrilled to hear that you had such a worthwhile experience on your recent trip on SEAFARI and we are sorry that you did not come sooner as you were looking forward to it for so long. Not all our...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

How can this operation survive? Captain Ray has zero regard for his customers’ time and their interest. After a delay of nearly 2 hours and a departure from a location 7km from the meeting point we then had to go through nearly 1 additional hour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 961barneyl
seafari-kenmare, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on SEAFARI and while we agree we had some technical difficulties on the day we certainly do not agree with your comments regarding us having disrespect for our guests. Due to technical difficulties...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

We had a wonderful time with Captain Ray. There were only 6 guests on board so it was very relaxing. We boarded a 2:30 and left the dock at 3:00 as expected. Captain Ray is quite entertaining with stories and songs. Saw some of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank J D
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Great trip, amazing captain (with a lot of passion and humour), nice assistant, lots of sweets, coffee and tea ...and in particular seals and seabirds in their natural habitat.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank chiesgen
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing trip! We can recommend it to anyone who is interested in a unique nature experience. We were there three days ago and the impressions are still overvelming. The Captain was full of love and passion with the nature and the animals. He whistled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sabrina G
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

During this trip we went so close to the seals and we had the occasion of looking at them from a very short distance, thanks to captain Ray's huge knowledge of these fascinating animals: he explained us how to behave to get close to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Francesca I
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

The captain was late and we set off at 3.05pm. He never shut up the whole trip and by the end of the cruise my mother texted me 'have you got a gun'. Absolute rubbish, from cold tea/coffee to the unsanitary bowl of jellies and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank MissySpacey
seafari-kenmare, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Hi there Missy, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on Seafari but we are disappointed that you did not fully appreciate the effort that we made to give you an entertaining and educational wildlife adventure and voyage of discovery on our...More

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Mike D
May 1, 2016|
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Response from Ashley C | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour later than publicised.
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Mountain_Goat_10
July 15, 2015|
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Response from Ray Ross S | Property representative |
Hi, The boat takes 99 people. You can find additional information on our facilities on our website. Many thanks. Captain Ray
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Eddie L
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A Pigeon to Statue to Pigeon Day (12 Replies)
I've heard said by some smarter people that you are on a given day either the Pigeon or the Statue. (I'll give you some time)..... OK, so the day started and we were pigeons. Drove the Wild Atlantic Way route from Kinsale en route to Mizen Head. Statue time: After reaching Goleen, we took the smaller road which was one lane gravel covered road that we discovered was a 2-lane road when we ran into a pile of gravel on the road that brought us to a complete stop. It took several minutes of...More
May 16, 2017|
Response fromSlainte57|
We are in Kenmare also! Just for one more night. We should meet for a "beverage" I know there is one more TA person here also. Maybe a meet and greet? PM if interested😃