Seafari is a spectacular wildlife experience and fun for all. Relax on a comfortable passenger vessel taking in the dramatic scenery of the Kenmare Bay while a friendly captain and guide tell about the history and ecology of the area. See mountains, island, castles, forests and discover the tropical plantlife and prolific birdlife of the area. Visit a large seal colony where over 300 seals play in the calm waters.
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. The length of the cruise depends on the weather and tides and normally varies between 6 and 10 miles.
Two to four tours run daily in the summer. Private charters are also available.
Seafari is certified by the Department of the Marine.