Seafari uses a 65 foot long steel vessel which has been extensively refurbished and is specially designed and reinforced for use in shallow coastal waters. The ship is eco-friendly with special drive systems which minimize any dangerous or damaging substances such as oil or fuel entering the water. It has also had special noise reducing improvements which greatly reduce engine and machinery noise. The ship also has low-wash characteristics which mean that it does not create big waves behind it which can cause coastal erosion and even frighten or injure wildlife.
Full Passenger carrying licence and safety equipment.
The ship is fully approved for carrying passengers by the Department of the Marine and has all of the necessary safety equipment so as to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our guests.
Comfortable and stable
It is very stable and comfortable and in 10 years of Seafari’s operations we have never had one person sea-sick. The ship is so sea-worthy that we have even sailed it on the open sea to and from Limerick and Cork both distances of about 100 miles.
Covered and carpeted.
The ship has a covered carpeted area where every-one can fit on a rainy day or if the sun is too intense! There are open deck areas on the bow (front pointy bit) and on the stern at the back for those that like to get plenty of fresh air. There is a fully enclosed front saloon for those windy or wet days and the main open viewing saloon in the midships area has drop down canvas windows so that we can stay cosy.
The ship is wheelchair friendly however access to the ship is difficult at low tide. If possible please contact us in advance so that we can advise on the most suitable sailing times for boarding.
For wheelchair bound guests, access to the toilet on board is difficult. The new ship we promise will have wheelchairs very much at the top of the list of priorities.
There is a serving area from which we serve our complimentary snacks and there is also a small shop/bar. There are full, clean, warm toilet facilities and running water on board, just like home!
The ship is also equipped with binoculars for adults and kids. There are traditional woollen rugs from the local Kerry Woollen Mills to keep you warm when you sit out in the open to get that extra special unimpeded view of the seals and their pups. There are wildlife manuals which include photographs of the most commonly seen bird and animal life. There are wildlife books so that we can identify unusual species of fauna and flora and other information on things to do in the area, restaurant menus, accommodation guides and so on. Also we have splendid charts and maps of the surrounding area so that you can get your bearings.