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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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Day after wedding

After our French/Irish wedding last Saturday we decided to rest a little bit and with my wife we decided to book a tour with captain' Ray and the seals. The trip was a little bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Guillaume C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After our French/Irish wedding last Saturday we decided to rest a little bit and with my wife we decided to book a tour with captain' Ray and the seals. The trip was a little bit longer than anticipated but Captain' Ray and his team brought magic to the moment. We got tea coffea and biscuits on our way back. The... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The important thing about the Seafari is you get up close to the seals in their natural habitat. Sure, you can see that on t.v., but nothing beats real life and in real time. We didn't expect to see any dolphins or puffins on this this trip and we didn't. No worries there. If you're up for a little boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tour! The captain and skipper are delightful, humorous, insightful, knowledgeable and fun. A great way to learn about natural history in the area, and see wildlife (especially the seals of course). Take this trip when you're in Kenmare!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked this cruise. The Captain is a wealth of knowledge. He informed us of the animals, birds and sea life in the area. He also shared the history of the area. He was friendly and joked around a lot. We saw several seal colonies and eagles among other birds. The trip started late ( tide was out) and lasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this to anyone, it's well worth the €25. It said it 2 hours long but we were put there for 3 1/2 hours. We had warm blankets, we got tea and coffee with rum to keep you warm, biscuits. He took his time and you get to see everything, including the wild seas. We got up... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to see the seal colony had a homegrown quality, complete with birthday songs and silly jokes. The scenery was gorgeous on a pseudo-sunny day and watching the seals was a revelation. There was something authentic and sincere about the experience although were I to do it again I would bring a hat. It gets chilly out on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice outing on a fine day, the trip out into the bay is worth doing for the scenery and the sea birds, and you get close to the seals, the crew are friendly and helpful, the captain is a bit of a talker and can go on about things for ever without saying much, the price of 25 Euro... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2:30 meet on pier. 3:00 depart. 6:45 pier. 7:00 fifteen min walk Landsdown Hotel. It's very cold on the boat because you are out on the open harbour for 3 and 3 quarter hours. Luckily they provide blankets but you would still need warm clothing. It is good that they warn you about that on their website. Once you know... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my older children in their 20's and their friends, plus my well behaved labrador on a 'soft' wet day last Thursday. We really enjoyed the trip, the information presented in a good humoured way, and our lovely sightings of birds, seals and a sea eagle to the accompaniment of Carmen's flute. Blankets were very welcome, and also refreshments,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the cruise Tuesday before we left Kenmare. There were 32 on board including staff. Were shared the boat with Germans, French, Italians and English tourist which was very interesting, lovely people. The "skipper" Ray was a bit exhausting to be honest and very stern the Trip was way longer than stated. We had two young children with... More 

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