Seafari Fun Eco-Nature & Seal Watching Cruises
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No 3 The Pier, Kenmare, Kerry, Republic of Ireland
Visitors to Seafari in Kenmare, County Kerry can relax on a comfortable cruise while a friendly captain and guide tell about the history and ecology of the area. It is a spectacular wildlife experience and fun for all.
Cruise routes at Seafari vary constantly depending on tidal levels and weather. There are many islands on the bay, interesting channels and passages which constantly alter the surroundings. The many different habitats from seaweed covered shorelines to lush forests and interesting rock formations constantly provide interest and photo opportunities. The variation in habitats in and around the bay means that visitors will see a wide variety of fauna and flora. They will see birds from the open sea, forest birds and fresh water birds. They often see seals, foxes and deer on the cruise and sometimes dolphins if they are lucky.
The cruise leaves the quaint Kenmare Harbour pier in County Kerry and voyages west down the bay which is sheltered by the Beara peninsula to the south and the Iveragh (Ring of Kerry) peninsula to the north. A special Seafari sweet or lollipop helps you to relax at the start of the cruise. The length of the cruise depends on the weather and tides and normally varies between 6 and 10 miles. There is much to see and observe so like to take their time.
A comprehensive commentary given by the captain and guides who have a wealth of information ensures that there is not a dull moment on the cruise. The commentary is interspersed with traditional music and song and plenty of humour which enforces the holiday/fun time atmosphere.
Two to four tours run daily in the summer. Private charters are also available.
Seafari is certified by the Department of the Marine.