Whale watching Ireland

Whale, Dolphin and Marine Wildlife Watching

Kenmare bay affords wonderful opportunities to see some of the largest animals on the planet. From late March onwards it is possible to see the second largest fish in the world the ‘Basking Shark’. Growing up to 25ft in length they nonchalantly swim at the waters surface, feeding on plankton. Its triangular dorsal fin is a real giveaway. Sometimes upwards of 10 of these sharks can be spotted in the same area.

A real treat are sightings of Whale species including Minke and Fin Whales. Occasionally it is possible to see Humpback whales. Pods of Common Dolphins and Bottlenose Dolphins are regularly seen.

Other Marine Wildlife
Seabirds including Gannets, Puffins, Shearwaters, Guillemots, Razor Bills, Terns and Fulmar are seen on most trips. Rare visitors include the Jellyfish eating Sunfish and the giant Leatherback Turtle.