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Kenmare, Ireland
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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 Kerry into the magical and tranquil waters of Kenmare Bay.
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Declan C wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had a wonderful trip with Ray and he crew today. Although it was very cold at sea, Ray kept the guests in good spirits with his mix of songs, jokes and language skills! Alex brewed the tea and coffee and with a shot of Sea Dog rum everyone was nice and warm and enjoying the views. Never has tea/coffee and some biscuits tasted so goods. Rusty the gorgeous red setter pub kept also added to the enjoyment. The highlight of the trip was the pair of young sea eagles who flew from island to island as we sailed past. Flying right alongside the boat at one point with identification marks visible. Incredible value for money for a family of four. Get out this week if you are in Kenmare as Ray wraps up for 2019 this week. Wrap up well and you are in for treat.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Thenod wrote a review Oct 2019
Sutton, United Kingdom264 contributions115 helpful votes
Having turned up on a wet miserable day with only 6 people in total on the pier I doubted we'd be going anywhere. Luckily we were still going out and what a thoroughly enjoyable time we had. From Captain Ross singing songs and telling awful jokes to the spectacular scenery and wildlife was a hoot from start to finish. Undoubtably Rusty Captain Ross's puppy scurrying around the boat was a star attraction. They thought of everything from Rugs to keep you warm and binoculars for everyone to have a good view of the wildlife. Complimentary hot drinks and sweets and a little medicine to keep out the cold (Rum) A mention for Alex the crew mate who was always on hand doing something. Obviously we were there for the wildlife and we were not disappointed. It was wonderful to see the Pair of Sea eagles quite close up plus the seals and sea birds. It was one of the highlights of our two week holiday in Ireland and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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NotAllThoseWhoWanderAreLost wrote a review Sep 2019
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Accidentally I came across the tour at the Kenmare Pier. Captain Ray still had some room and took me along. Very lovely boats tour through the bay and we got to see harbour and gray seals. Stories and educational facts were told and it was nice to be out and about and get a different view of the mountains and the shoreline. We got served with hot tea, coffee and biscuits. I very much enjoyed myself and would do it again at any day.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sebastian T wrote a review Sep 2019
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We really enjoyed the trip with Ray and Alex. It was very interesting and especially we loved our new friend rusty, the cute little Irish setter Boy. Thanks for having us
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from seafari-kenmare, Owner at Seafari Cruises
Responded Sep 27, 2019
HI Sebastian T, A big thank you for taking the time during your holidays to review your experience on SEAFARI. We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip around our beautiful Kenmare Bay Area of Conservation and we hope that the rest of your holiday in Kenmare, Kerry and Ireland will be just as interesting and fun. Rusty was missing you the moment that you left the boat and I'm sure that he was looking for you on board on the next day's cruise! Fair sailing and happy days, -Captain Ray, Crew and "Rusty"-
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Carrottop wrote a review Sep 2019
Northrhine-Westphalia5 contributions3 helpful votes
A friend and I went onto the Seafari cruise with Ray and Alex on a rather windy but sunny day last week. There were four more people on board. We really enjoyed ourselves! There was tea, coffee, juice drinks, biscuits, sweeties and lollies, all made fresh and included in the price. We were given blankets agains the chilly wind and binoculars to watch the shoreline. It was a fun and fact filled trip and we saw porpoises (normally very shy creatures!) and seals and many sea birds.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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