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Dolphin Watching & Wildlife Eco-Adventure

Ireland’s greatest river opens out to the Atlantic Ocean at Carrigaholt – home to Europe’s largest group of bottlenose dolphins.  With approximately 200 individuals here at the Mouth of the Shannon, the dolphin encounter rate with Dolphinwatch is one of the best in the world.

The passenger ship, Draíocht (“Magic”), skippered by Geoff Magee, departs from Carrigaholt Castle Pier to take you on an extraordinary adventure. Geoff’s fascinating commentary keeps you informed throughout the trip.  The competent and friendly crew are on board to ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment.

Watching and learning about the dolphins in their natural habitat is central to the experience, yet 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.

A family business since 1992, Dolphinwatch is the only marine tourism business to be awarded a gold certification from Ecotourism Ireland. Dolphinwatch achieved the Excellence Award from Trip Advisor, and is one of the BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Top Ten Attractions in Ireland.

Carrigaholt is a Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way.

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3 comments on Dolphin Watching

  1. Vicky Mayk

    We are three adults intending to arrive at Loop Head for whale/Dolphin watching on September 9th 2013.
    could you please advise us the best way to do it? our accommodation for that night is in Dingle.
    Thanks
    Vicky

  2. Esther Kainberger

    To go out with the Draiocht and the team around Geoff and Susanne is alwasy a must for me and for everybody who is traveling with me. For years now ! I had sooo many trips with you , but the last one this year in July was one of the most spectaculars I ever had … so many dolfins so close to the boat it was wonderful ! Thanks a million … see you soon 😉 Esther

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