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Carrigaholt, Ireland
+353 65 905 8156
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Today 26/10/17 I took my son niece and mum on the dolphin watch tour, what a day we had seen plenty... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
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The trip was great, we had a nice weather that day and we could spot many dolphins along a... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Aurelie V
Nimes, France
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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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Carrigaholt, Ireland
+353 65 905 8156
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Today 26/10/17 I took my son niece and mum on the dolphin watch tour, what a day we had seen plenty of dolphin action which mad my 5 year old son and 13 year old niece holiday back in west clare. Would definitely visit again...More

Thank Keego13
Susanne M, Owner at Dolphinwatch, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thanks for the great review and so happy you made your flight!! We really enjoyed the trip too. It was lovely meeting you. See you next year again hopefully, Susanne & Geoff

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The trip was great, we had a nice weather that day and we could spot many dolphins along a beautiful coast. Everyone was very kind and very eager to share interesting facts about the sealife. The price is more than honest for the 2-hour trip...More

Thank Aurelie V
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Me and my husband (and our dog) did this today and it was amazing - 12 people in our 1 hour boat trip and off we went out of Dingle harbour to see the dolphin! He didn't disappoint - swimming right up to the boat...More

Thank skellyseye
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This was an amazing experience. The whole trip is designed to be as eco and dolphin friendly as possible. Of course there is no guarantee, but the team used their knowledge to locate the first dolphin within 10 minutes of leaving port. They were riding...More

Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Myself and the family went on the Dolphinwatch trip while visiting Kilkee. It was brilliant from start to finish. The knowledge the crew had of the local area and the dolphins was second to none. The fact there was a qualified marine biologist on board...More

Thank Ponner
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited Carrigaholt many times but never thought to take a trip Dolphin watching. But recently my family were of doing other things and I was left at a loose end on my own. So I decided why not take a trip out on...More

1  Thank Aociardha
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had the most amazing trip which was made extra special by the excellent members of staff we had with us on our trip. We had some spectacular sightings of some wild dolphins and even managed to see a young calf a few times. Luckily...More

Thank Amie K
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We really enjoyed this trip and to see dolphins in the wild was one of the highlights of our holiday. Staff are really knowledgeable and friendly, and I liked the focus on conservation. Booking and arrangements very efficient and friendly too.

1  Thank E H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Felt like forever waiting to see Dolphins but was amazing when they were spotted. Crew friendly and very knowledgeable

Thank jasperjake
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Took over 2 hours and we saw about 15 dolphins including a calf. Amazing scenery. Pricey to do but i have to say i was glad we did it. Very informative and friendly hosts.

Thank Sinead S
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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