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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 9 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve never missed an opportunity to visit the Shannon dolphins with Dolphinwatch from Carrigaholt. I’ve taken the kids and been out 6 or 7 times and it never disappoints. I love that the kids get to experience the thrill of watching dolphins in their wild...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Today we saw four different groups of dolphins both bottlenosed and common! We saw amazing bird life. Mary Kate and our skipper gave us loads of information on what we were seeing. It was an awesome experience thoroughly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maryv828
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I have travelled with Dolphinwatch 7 times now when holidaying with my family in Co. Clare/ loop head. This is one of the highlights of our trip every year, the crew are fantastic and highly knowledgeable about the Dolphins and other animals in the area,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob O
Susanne M, Owner at Dolphinwatch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

WOW! Many thanks for that sterling review. We look forward to seeing you next year already, too. We really appreciate your enthusiasm. Again, thank you for taking the time to write this review. If I could give your family a review it would be five...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing! We got super close to Dolphins in the wild. I have had the pleasure of seeing them in a few places but this has been the best experience so far. They came right next to the boat, we saw babies and hunting behaviours. Didn’t...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The crew are so lovely and really informative. The scenery is fantastic. We seen so many dolphins and they cake so close to the boat it was just brilliant: definitely recommend this. Great value for money. Tip: Bring snacks for the boat, there’s a cute...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SimpleShell
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DFarrell90
Susanne M, Owner at Dolphinwatch, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you! Much appreciated. Susanne

Reviewed 6 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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8 August 2018|
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Response from 162ronanm | 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