Garnish Island and its surrounding waters play host to a wide variety of marine life. The cruise to Garnish will include a visit to Seal Island, a colony of wild harbour seals. From early in March the seals can be seen dancing through the waters of the sheltered bay, safer than the open sea. Basking amid the summer sunshine, perched precariously atop natures rockiest outcrop, these creatures command a presence of their own. This is the ideal location for the amateur and indeed professional photographer to capture these mammals in their natural glory.

The sheltered waters of Glengarriff are also home to a variety of wild birds including swans, herons, shags, sea gulls and waders.