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Seafari Cruises

#1 of 10 Tours in Kenmare
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Address: The Pier, Kenmare, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-6642059

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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We saw the seals!

This was an enjoyable way of seeing the Kenmare River while spending a few hours on the water. Captain Ray was a source of much entertainment and interesting "facts" about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Patrick M
Crowborough, England, United Kingdom

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were annoyed enough that we had to wait 30 mins for Ron aka Captain... But had the pleasure of a young banjo player. Why on earth if this captain is doing this trip for over 20 years there isn't someone to take the money for tickets before he arrives .. (Which on most reviews he is late). To be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set sail one hour after we were supposed to. No queuing or tickets sales until captain arrived. No apologies given for being late. Trip was supposed to last 2-3 hours. We were 4/12 hours on board. While some of it was interesting it was a stage for the captain to talk about the titanic, ferries etc and safety. Stopped the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour was to start at 11 o clock, captain didn't arrive till 11.30 and then proceeded to take money for tickets so didn't set sail till after 12. Why he couldn't trust his staff to look after the money is beyond me. Tour it self was lovely as it was a very nice day. Captain is very knowledgeable and obviously... More 

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Crowborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an enjoyable way of seeing the Kenmare River while spending a few hours on the water. Captain Ray was a source of much entertainment and interesting "facts" about the area and the natural life in and above the river. We just turned up without a booking and the trip was a bonus - the rum certainly improved the... More 

Thank Patrick M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Kenmare from Cobh and saw this trip advertised whilst walking down Kenmare Pier. We left it, thinking it'd be too expensive and walked to Our Lady's Bridge and then thought why not, we'll book it. What an excellent decision that was. Although skipper Ray was a small bit late, we were in no rush... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip on Seafari and would like to thank you for your very kind and thoughtful comments. We are glad that you thought the effort to "be quite" was worth the effort to get close to our beautiful seal and their pups and sincerely hope that you also enjoyed the "jelly babies"! If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great Seafari trip yesterday with Raymond and crew. The skipper was entertaining throughout and the crew were very helpful and polite. It's obvious that the skipper really cares about Kenmare bay and the wildlife. Just be aware that the trip can last longer than 3 hours so plan ahead if you have arrangements for after. We'll definitely... More 

Thank Woodley55
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All in all a good trip though the boat left about an hour late which caused us some issues later. The skipper was knowledgeable and very friendly (though less of the political rants would be good). Definitely worth a visit especially if there are dolphins in the bay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good trip if you have kids aged between 5 - 15 years. We went on this last week and although we had to wait approx 40 mins for the captain to appear, it was worth it. The captain takes his water safety very seriously and after about 20 minutes telling us the right way to put on... More 

Thank Sligolass
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely time on the Seafari cruise. Beautiful scenery, captain very informative along the way. We got to see a lot of seals and pups, followed by a nice cup of tea! Children really enjoyed the day. May not be suitable for very small children as trip was longer than three hours! Otherwise recommended for a fun day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on this trip. We took the noon trip. The day was a bit chilly but they had warned us to bring warm cloths when we called the day before. The captain was very knowlagable about all of the wild life along the bay and was genuinely funny and entertaining. His two assistants worked hard to... More 

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