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The Pier, Kenmare V93 C5C9, Ireland
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4 hours of my life I will never get back

You would think that a boat trip around the beautiful Kenmare Bay along with seeing some Seals in... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Hugh M
Relaxing and enjoyable with a sense of individual charm!

A quirky but fun trip with a captain full of character. Despite Captain Ray being late, he soon won... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
jcox208
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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The Pier, Kenmare V93 C5C9, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

You would think that a boat trip around the beautiful Kenmare Bay along with seeing some Seals in their natural habitat would be enjoyable. It was not. The Captain and Guide (Captain Ray) was half an hour late (no apologies made) He proceeded to talk...More

3  Thank Hugh M
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

A quirky but fun trip with a captain full of character. Despite Captain Ray being late, he soon won us back with his manner and way of engaging. Some amusing singing and anecdotes on a relaxed trip. Saw some interesting wildlife and got to be...More

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Ray Ross S, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your SEAFARI experience and we are delighted that you found the trip interesting and had a fun time. We do try to give good value to our guests and we enjoy sharing our knowledge of the greater...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I'm not a fan of leaving negative reviews so when I do, it means it was so bad I couldn't let anyone else go through it. We were meant to depart at 1.30. Captain Ray arrived at 2. He then spent another half hour with...More

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Ray Ross S, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us on SEAFARI. The cruise times which we advertise are in fact our boarding times and the time that we eventually set sail is largely dependant on the number of guests on board. As...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Firstly, I love a good, relaxing, informative cruise. This was far from that. Captain Ray rocked up late by 30 minutes with no apology or consideration for people's time or plans. We got underway for our 1:30 cruise at 2:22 having had to endure the...More

2  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Second time in cruise and it's brilliant they make sure you get to see the seals and the captains love of nature is amazing we learnt loads Yes it never leaves on time but chill this is Ireland relax and enjoy

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This eco-tour offers so much - beautiful views to take photos of, wildlife spotting and the highlight is the seals. The captain is entertaining and the whole experience is just excellent. Definitely do this if you like seeing new places from the water.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

What an enjoyable way to experience scenic views of Kenmare Bay. Captain Ray is very entertaining, he is also was so informative about the wildlife in the area as well as providing interesting information about history, and fun songs. Great scenic views. Our daughter enjoyed...More

Thank shellyhay
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We took our trip with SEAFARI on Thursday 7 September 2017. We were staying in Kenmare as part of our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration and, being avid lovers of both wildlife and boats, we booked with SEAFARI. I have no hesitation in saying that, although...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful afternoon with Captain Ray on a trip to seal island. The weather was mixed but there was tea and coffee and biscuits to keep us warm. We ranged in age from toddler to senior citizens and the trip was a pleasure...More

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Ray Ross S, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your SEAFARI experience and we are delighted that you enjoyed your voyage of discovery on our beautiful Kenmare Bay Marine Park and it's beautiful seals, scenery and rainbows. We hope the rest of your holiday in Kenmare,...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went on the Seafari last time we visited Kenmare and loved it so we decided to do it again on this holiday. The first time we had good weather but this time it was a bit misty and raining but we preferred it this...More

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Ray Ross S, Owner at Seafari Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

The SEAFARI crew are delighted that you enjoyed your voyage of discovery with us on the beautiful Kenmare Bay Marine Park and it is especially gratifying that you enjoyed your cruise despite the mist and rain. I personally prefer the misty and calm days on...More

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Mountain_Goat_10
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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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