The Shannon estuary is one of the few places in Europe that is home to a resident group of bottlenose dolphins. With over 140 dolphins here in the estuary, the record of sighting dolphins is very high.
Trips depart daily from Kilrush marina onboard passenger vessel Dolphin Discovery where you’ll encounter these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Shannon estuary.
Experience the excitement of seeing dolphins leap clear out of the water or swim along with the boat, where you are sure to get some amazing shots of them.
Friendly and helpful crew are onboard to make sure you have an enjoyable trip.
An excursion not to be missed on your visit to Clare!
Operates May to September
May to September
(subject to demand and weather)
Daily Timetable posted on www.discoverdolphins.ie
Trip duration: approx. 2 hours
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Tea, coffee and snacks available at the marina to take onboard. Toilet facilities onboard.
PARKING: Extensive parking at Kilrush Marina for coaches and cars
Kilrush, 43 km from Ennis on the N68, 56 km from the Cliffs of Moher on the N67 and just 8 km from the Shannon Car Ferry at Killimer
Kilrush Marina, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
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