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"Home to Ireland's only resident group of bottlenose Dolphins!" 

Pack your sense of adventure and get ready to explore the stunning coastal scenery of the majestic Shannon Estuary onboard our 'Shannon River Adventure'. Our tours include a 2 hours 'Cliff & Coast Safari Adventure', or an evening 'Sunset Safari', where we show you the sights from the comfort of our passenger RIBs. These are scheduled tours with limited availability on weekends throughout the summer. Our Private Charters are available to book right throughout the week and allow you to take a private experience with friends and family at a time that suits you!

The Shannon Estuary is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with its islands and cliff coasts, wildlife, and dolphins. Feel the fresh air on your face and the freedom of the great outdoors, explore hidden coves and sea stacks on the eco sea safaris, and soak up the sights as we get up close and personal with this beautiful stretch of the Shannon River. 

This designated Marine Area of Conservation features a rich diversity of wildlife habitats and is home to Ireland’s only resident group of bottlenose dolphins, one of just six in Europe. Enjoy panoramic views of the rivers islands and coastal features, with its Lighthouses, Artillery batteries and the imposing round tower on Scattery Island.


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€60 per person | 2hrs | Ages 10+ | Up to 10 passengers - Scheduled Service

explore the shannon estuary and kerry coastline

Embark on an enchanting journey with our Cliff & Coast Safari Adventure, a captivating 2-hour exploration of the Shannon Estuary aboard our exclusive 10-passenger RIB. Departing from the picturesque Kilrush Marina, our adventure begins at the Lock gates, the gateway to the mesmerizing Shannon Estuary.

As we cruise through the gates, the adventure unfolds with our first stop at the iconic Scattery Island, a picturesque haven where we slow down to unveil the island's charm. Brace yourself for the thrill as we venture westward, immersing you in an exhilarating trip through the outstanding natural beauty of the Shannon Estuary. Feel the crisp breeze on your face, reveling in the liberating embrace of the great outdoors.

The journey takes you through hidden coves, past majestic sea stacks, and offers intimate encounters with the Shannon River's stunning landscapes. Marvel at the coastal cliffs, witness the diverse wildlife, and anticipate the joy of spotting dolphins, the true ambassadors of this Marine Area of Conservation.

This designated haven boasts a rich tapestry of wildlife and habitats, home to Ireland's exclusive resident group of bottlenose dolphins—one of only six such groups in Europe. Surrender to panoramic views of the river's islands, adorned with historic lighthouses, formidable artillery batteries, and the imposing round tower on Scattery Island. Join us for a sensory-rich escapade, where every moment is a celebration of nature's grandeur and the thrill of adventure on the Shannon Estuary.

crimson coastline - SUNSET SAFARI

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€60 per person | 2hr  | Ages 10+ | Up to 10 passengers - Scheduled Service

enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the west coast as the sun sets

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the Kerry Coastline with our Sunset Safari, an adventure that promises breathtaking vistas, towering cliffs, and hidden sea caves illuminated by the warm hues of the setting sun. As you cruise along the rugged shoreline, marvel at the dramatic landscapes that define Ireland's western beauty.

The highlight of this magical experience is the enchanting sunset over the Shannon Estuary. The west coast sunsets cast a mesmerizing palette of colors across the sky, painting it with hues of orange, pink, and gold.  Enjoy the beauty of secret sea caves, where the interplay of light and shadow adds an extra layer of mystique to the journey. The cliffs stand tall and proud against the fading light, creating a cinematic backdrop for this coastal odyssey.

Adding to the enchantment, keep an eye out for the playful dolphins that often grace these waters. The connection with nature becomes palpable as you witness these intelligent creatures thriving in their natural habitat.

Join us for a Sunset Safari along the Kerry Coastline, an experience that blends the tranquility of a sunset cruise with the thrill of exploring hidden gems along the cliffs and caves. Let the beauty of the west coast sunsets and the charm of the Shannon Estuary create memories that will linger long after the sun has set.


private charters
you choose the departure time & destination! 
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€700 | 2 hrs | Ages 10+ | Up to 10 passengers (available weekdays and weekends)

experience a west cost rib adventure with the family & friends

Elevate your coastal adventure with our exclusive Private Charters, where you and your chosen companions can savor the thrill of the Cliff and Coast Safari and a visit to Scattery Island. With the entire RIB reserved just for your group of up to 10 people, immerse yourselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Kerry Coastline. With our private charters, you can travel any day of the week at a time of your choice. (Note: Some areas require high tide for access which will be discussed when you are booking) 

As you embark on this personalized journey, the rugged cliffs and hidden sea caves become a private spectacle for your party. Enjoy a private top off at the award winning Scattery Island, or simply spend time dolphin watching! With the flexibility to tailor the tour to your preferences, this Private Charter promises an unparalleled coastal exploration, where the beauty of the west coast and the thrill of the RIB adventure are yours to command.

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teresa s

Aug 2023

The Cliff & Coast Safari trip is one of the best boat trips we’ve done. We were so lucky with the weather, and the staff and crew were excellent, very friendly and competent. The scenery along the Shannon Estuary can hold its own with anywhere in the world. Definitely a trip you don’t want to miss!
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rita m

Aug 2022

Amazing experience! Such a great way to explore the Shannon Estuary. Brilliant crew and the RIB is a cool, fast boat. The variety of the landscape is breathtaking with turquoise waters, a view of Scattery Island, beautiful coastline, amazing cliff structures and gorgeous beaches.
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Aug 2022

Had an amazing trip. The skipper was so knowledgeable about the area and answered any Qs we had. We are locals and enjoyed the trip so much. I've seen nun's Beach in ballybunion from the scenic walk but never from the sea like this. We got to go into caves and see sea stacks up close. Was amazing. Couldn't recommend enough!
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