Family Fun Activities in Kerry
Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours provides boat trips to see Fungie the Dingle Dolphin in Dingle Harbour, and is a must see Family Fun Activities in Kerry if you are visiting this area!!
Dingle Boatmen’s Association comprises 6 passenger boats (fully licenced by the Department of the Marine and manned by experienced and qualified crews).
The boats leave Dingle Pier at regular intervals during the day, every day, all year round (weather permitting) on a 1 hour trip to see Fungie wild and free in his natural habitat.
Fungie, a wild Dolphin, arrived in Dingle Co. Kerry in 1983 and made Dingle Harbour his home. Nobody knows why the bottlenose Dolphin decided to stay as Fungie has never been fed or induced in any way to stay and has no mate or family. Over the years, other bottlenose Dolphins have come and gone but none have stayed with Fungie.
Whilst it is not known exactly how old Fungie is, it is estimated that he arrived in Dingle when he was about 10 years old and is about 13ft long.
Fungie is renowned for his playfulness around the boat trippers that go out to see him, whether its racing alongside the boats or coming up out of the water unexpectedly close to say hello or to even squirt water at the viewers.
It doesn’t make a difference what time of day it is but, unless Fungie is feeding, there is a very good chance that he will come to perform for the visitors on the frequent boat trips.
Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours has a fleet of 6 fully licensed boats that are run by experienced crews who know where to find Fungie and how to encourage him to play but not by feeding .The boat trips are run daily ( weather permitting) throughout the year and at regular intervals . It is advisable to ring ahead or the day before to schedule your trip.