Dolphin Watching Carrigaholt


Watch and learn about Ireland's resident bottlenose dolphins in Carrigaholt on the Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare. Dolphin-watching has been going on at the mouth of the River Shannon for over 25 years and the dolphin encounter rate at Loop Head is one of the highest in Europe, making this the best opportunity to see dolphins in Ireland. The passenger ship, Draíocht (meaning 'Magic'), skippered by Geoff Magee, departs from Carrigaholt Castle Pier and takes its passengers on an extraordinary adventure. Dolphinwatch is the only marine tourism business to be awarded a gold certification from Ecotourism Ireland.

    Key information

    • Sunset cruise 
    • Wildlife adventure 
    • Family-friendly 
    • Special interest charter

    Contact details

    Address: Dolphinwatch, The Castle Pier, Quay Road, County Clare, V15 NH34
    Phone: +353 87 917 5984