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An extraordinary occasion to watch seals at their ease just a few meters from you

During this trip we went so close to the seals and we had the occasion of looking at them from a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Francesca I
via mobile
Wonderful boat trip!

The boat definitely needs an upgrade, but the captain and his right hand are making this excursion... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rolf M
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“biscuits”(51 reviews)
“captain ray”(64 reviews)
“kenmare bay”(53 reviews)
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
The Pier, Kenmare V93 C5C9, Ireland
+353 64 664 2059
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Francesca I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank MissySpacey
seafari-kenmare, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boat definitely needs an upgrade, but the captain and his right hand are making this excursion more than worthwhile. Very informative and fun. Captain Ross is biologist and tells a lot about nature and wildlife: the birds, the trees and especially the seals. He...More

Thank Rolf M
seafari-kenmare, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rolf, Thank you for taking the time to review SEAFARI and also thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us and that you also that you share our love of the environment and it's fauna and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Ray is friendly, funny and cares a great deal about seals, he passes on his knowledge during the tour and cares deeply for these incredible animals. He is a great host ensuring you are warm and provides refreshments once you have seen the wildlife...More

Thank perirose10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible, one of a kind cruise to go and see seals, eagles and one of a kind views of the coastline of the beautiful county. At first it can seem somewhat daunting when you see the amount of people getting on the boat compared...More

Thank Aidan B
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my daughter had a wonderful time on the Seafari trip with Captain Ray. He was a wonderful commentator and we learned a huge amount throughout the trip about an eclectic range of issues relating to history, the locality, nature and so forth. Others...More

Thank Matanza
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I posted a similar review on Facebook, but this was removed. In fairness, I only phoned on the morning of a scheduled afternoon trip, so I’m not entirely innocent here! I was greeted by an answering machine and advised to leave name and number of...More

Thank Mullo_70
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

My family took a trip on seafari in Kenmare today, my son 9 has autism and my 5 yr old son was so excited about seeing all the wildlife advertised , face painting and homemade cookies as claimed on the website . I’ll keep this...More

Thank lindaocarey
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We visited the seals in Kenmare Bay with Safari. The Captain is a funny guy who loves to sing. So don't encourage him (his words). Anyway. He brought us to the seals! An after instructing us, to sit very still and to move very slow...More

2  Thank UlliS_Balticsea
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This has to be the best cruise around Kenmare bay. Captain Ray knows his stuff and can get you right up close to the seals. He is big into the conservation of the area. He is very professional and informative. This is more than just...More

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Mike D
1 May 2016|
Response from Ashley C | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour later than publicised.
15 July 2015|
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