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It’s the start of any trip and the lady in the office is most welcoming and helpful (mind you this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart G
London, England, United Kingdom

We picked a beautiful day in August for the trip with lots of sun. Unfortunately the dolphins had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan S
Reading, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Carrigaholt, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s the start of any trip and the lady in the office is most welcoming and helpful (mind you this is Ireland and this village is the same every place I’ve seen polite friendly and helpful) . They want you to see the dolphins the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked a beautiful day in August for the trip with lots of sun. Unfortunately the dolphins had been a bit shy for the last few days and we were told up front we may not see any - which we all accepted given this...More

1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable and well-organised tour of this stunning part of the Irish coast. The boat was very comfortable and staff were friendly and informative. We saw several beautiful dolphins on the excursion, and the tour along the cliffs and close-ups of the many caves...More

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Susanne M, Owner at Dolphinwatch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Much appreciated. Susanne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling from Ennis to carrigaholt for a trip on Jeff Magee’s fab boat to spot a few dolphins. Came on an accident on the road back and were a bit late. We phoned ahead and were told that the boat had left ,...More

Thank Noel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were blessed with very good weather on our trip which gave us excellent visibility. We saw two mothers with their calf’s and another pod of three to four dolphins. Some of them swam right up to and under the boat. Kids really loved this....More

Thank Ronan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably about our tenth time on this trip and it is so different each time, it is really well worth doing. One of the best activities (if not the best) in Co. Clare. The knowledge of the crew, and the friendliness and helpfulness,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved!!! On the first 30-40 minutes I thought we will not see any dolphin.... but I was wrong, we did see easily 20-25 dolphins plus a little one, it's was a great experience. Great staff, friendly and helpful and we really feel safe on...More

Thank Péter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this trip last week. Booked for 3pm . Had lunch in the Long Dock pub beforehand..really good spot for lunch before or after. The boat is smooth and clean, manned by a knowledgeable skipper, two really friendly ladies both of whom are qualified...More

Thank Galwaygael
Susanne M, Owner at Dolphinwatch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a thoughtful, intelligent and appreciative review!

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This was a nice way to spend an afternoon while on our family vacation to Ireland. The hosts, including guides Mary Kate and Debs, were very pleasant, accommodating and knowledgeable. The captain made great efforts to bring us to areas where we would be more...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We were patient dolphin watchers and it paid off. The first part of our boat ride the dolphins were dispersed about. We took time to watch the birds and Geoff did some fishing to show us what they were eating (but unsuccessfully). Then we saw...More

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8 August 2018|
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Response from Ronan M | Reviewed this property |
I personally did not witness any of this type of behaviour and I remember that bins were provided on the boat but I suppose it would do no harm for the crew to remind people not to litter in the sea, possibly at the start of... More
23 July 2016|
Response from Susanne M | Property representative |
You are the best judge of your child as to how much they will get out of the trip. 2 hours (or more and sometimes much more) can be a long time for the parent of a toddler exploring their sea legs and for other passengers... More
Linda C
6 March 2015|
Response from Dolphinwatch C | Property representative |
The late Summer and Autumn is the best time for seeing whales in this area - Minke & Fin Whales. We do have a resident group of bottlenose dolphins, though, all year round - the largest group is Europe. There are... More