No trip to Dingle would be complete without meeting local VIP, Fungie the dolphin. Head down to the pier, where you can climb aboard one of Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours' repurposed fishing boats for a whistlestop trip around the bay. Not only will you be rewarded with stunning views of the colourful little town’s waterfront, but everything going to plan, an unforgettable experience with Fungie. The dolphin, who’s been living solo quite happily off the Kerry coast since the '80s, is anything but shy, so you can normally expect a crowd-pleasing show where Fungie swims alongside the boats, cresting the waves and leaping from the water, making it particularly enchanting for young children. Tours run several times a day, weather permitting, and can be booked from the booth behind the tourist office. If there's a bit of a wait, wander along the pretty waterfront or enjoy a coffee or ice cream from the nearby shops. And if you’re worried Fungie might not make an appearance, there’s no need – it’s so unlikely that you'll get a full refund in the event of a no-show.
Dingle Dolphin Boat ToursBoat tours of Dingle Bay to visit Fungie the local dolphin
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