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Address: Carrigaholt, Ireland
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Dolphin Watching & Wildlife Eco-Adventure

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Dolphin Watching & Wildlife Eco-Adventure

Watch and learn about Ireland’s resident group of bottlenose dolphins on this guided boat trip into the Mouth of the Shannon. With approximately 200 individuals in this group, the dolphin encounter rate with Dolphinwatch is one of the best in the world.

Every trip is different in this dynamic environment! You might meet a grey seal emerging from a cave, spot a herd of wild goats on a hillside, learn about the many species of nesting seabirds, and delight in the  stunning cliffs and caves of the Loop Head Peninsula and the coast of North Kerry.

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Brilliant Day Out

We went on this trip in July and were so glad we did. We saw so many dolphins we list count. The owner and other guides on the boat were very friendly and informative. On the way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
mginny
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went on this trip in July and were so glad we did. We saw so many dolphins we list count. The owner and other guides on the boat were very friendly and informative. On the way back we took a little detour around a sea stack on the Kerry side of the Estuary. It was incredible. We got up... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We got to see the dolphins for about 30 minuets, it was really good there were lots of opportunities to see lots of them and we saw a seal pup on a stony cove and they gave an interesting commentary on the way to and from the dolphins.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

No problem booking by email the day before, clear joining instructions and a well organised trip with helpul crew who moved people around to get the best views. Even a nice clean toilet on the boat! Seeing dolphins swimming alongside the boat and dipping under the bow was absolutely magical.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great day out yesterday on the 11 o clock tour. Saw amazing dolphins and scenery 😄 even a little calf 😍

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Thank Amanda K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We did the trip today..the weather was amazing....the sights were amazing and we got to see 3 x 1 month old baby dolphins...what a rare sight...as well as lots more adult dolphins. ..trip if a lifetime...boat and crew excellent. ..thoroughly recommend it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A trip that was worth every penny. Not only did we see dolphins, we learnt about the coastline and it's rock formation, it's birds and wild goats and had various landmarks pointed out to us along the way too. Also the only boat trip I've been on where I've been able to get a hot chocolate as well, much to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Absolutely fantastic. Not just about dolphins, but also birds, other wildlife, rock formations etc. Far more than just a tourist trip - this is eco-friendly, intelligent and thrilling. They will go out of their way to maximise the value of the trip for you, even if that means it takes longer than scheduled. A wonderful experience. The boat captain is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great trip. Dolphins, rare birds, geology and rock formations all with an excellent commentary by the captain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Brilliant journey, absolutely recommending to wild animal lovers.Took the captain and the crew nearly 2hours to find them but it worth the wait,eventually got so close to see many of them really close. Never see many dolphins in team as they hunting for mackerel. The girls on board were very professional and helpful answered all my question.

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Thank Roland H
Dromore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The dolphin watch was absolutely amazing, not to mention the staff on board were very helpful and approachable, seen a lot of interesting things. Great experience would highly recommend it.

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