Ireland’s only resident group of over 100 bottlenose dolphins live in the Shannon Estuary. The magnificent dolphins can be observed, on most days, feeding, travelling and playing. They can be viewed from the boats that undertake special tours and every encounter with the dolphins is different, determined by the dolphins themselves. Boats operate from Dolphin Watch, Carrigaholt Pier and Kilrush Creek Marina througout the summer. The trips last approximately 2 hours.