Our boat trip brings you to the Mouth of the Shannon to experience bottlenose dolphins in their own environment. This is a breeding group of wild dolphins and over 140 live in this Special Area of Conservation. Every trip is unique, reflecting the diversity of marine life here. Families of dolphins, spectacular cliff landscapes, a variety of seabirds, grey seals, wild goats on clifftops and out lively interpretation of the dolphins and their habitat will make your trip a fascinating journey.
The village of Carrigaholt lies on the southern side of the Loop Head Peninsula. At this point the river meets the ocean and the landscape changes to dramatic sea cliffs along the shores of North Kerry and West Clare. Our passenger boat, Draiocht, offers you comfort and safety. A large bow area and walkways around the sides allow for superb viewing. The cabin area has seating, a toilet and a licensed bar. Listen to dolphin sounds using our hydrophone, when conditions allow. Your skipper, Geoff Magee, has 30 years experience both commercial fishing and dolphin watching. Your crew are University Zoologists to answer your questions and to facilitate the work of dolphin research.