Galway: Day Trip Ferry to Inis Oírr (Aran Islands)
- Duration: 6 hours
The Cliffs of Moher cruise sets out from Doolin Pier and follows the cliffs, allowing you to experience them from below their stunning heights. While boarding, passengers will take in amazing views of the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and The Burren. After sailing for about 20 minutes or so, the ferry will make a stop underneath the famous O'Brien's Tower, perched high atop the Cliffs at their highest point. The Cliffs of Moher rise to a magnificent height of over 214 meters which you can really appreciate by sea. On-board you will enjoy an entertaining and informative expert commentary, allowing you to learn about the local history and wildlife. The Cliffs of Moher base is home to a diverse range of wildlife such as birds, basking sharks, dolphins and seals. The ferry will circle back passing by An Branán Mór, the great sea stack, which is home to Ireland’s largest mainland nesti...
I travelled with family including my 82 year old mum who can transfer but needs a wheelchair for walks 50yds plus however the staff were excellent and courteous helping her on and off boat etc.
Have the opportunity to enjoy the Island of Inis Mór and even stay the night if you wish. Inis Mór (Inishmore) is the largest and most traveled to of the Aran Islands. Its name means Big Island and has a population of around 900. The ferry journey takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes each way. You may choose any day to return and after your return to Doolin Pier, you will then stay on board for the Cliffs of Moher cruise. Or, if you would like to use your Cliffs of Moher ferry pass another day, that is fine too. You will receive a separate ticket for the Cliffs of Moher Cruise to be used on another day. The ferry will circle back passing An Branán Mór, the great sea stack, which is home to Ireland’s largest mainland nesting bird colony. The great sea stack plays host to thousands of seabirds making it their summer home. The ferry will get you up close to view birds such as puffins, guille...
The trip to Inis mor was brilliant left exactly at 10am. We hired bikes on the island didn't have enough time to see all sites will return in the future and stay on the lsland. The ferry left on time going back at 4pm. We understood we would be going back by the cliffs of moher. We got off the ferry in Doolin to be told another ferry was taking us out to the cliffs of moher but this ferry was running late and we would have to wait 45 min we declined this offer. To be fair to the guys running the ferries they said they would get another company to take us out if we wanted to wait. It was our choice not to wait. Otherwise we had a very enjoyable experience.
Visit Inis Oírr, one of the 3 Aran Islands. Board a clean and modern ferry and depart from the Doolin Pier. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride to the island including striking and dramatic views. Take in breathtaking views of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. Discover medieval ruins. Watch the seal colonies sunbathing on the beach. See a shipwreck that was featured in the beloved Irish TV comedy Father Ted. Although it’s the smallest of the Aran Islands you’ll find plenty to do and see in Inis Oírr. Enjoy a walk through the lush landscape and take in the natural life of the island. The flora of this island contains rare alpine species which are under conservation. Look out from the Clare coastline and admire the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher from a unique perspective. Explore the island’s rocky landscapes and fields surrounded by stone walls. If you'd like a snack or a drink during your tim...
Inis Oírr, also known as Inisheer, is the smallest of the three Aran Islands. It is the closest island to the Doolin Pier with a population of about 300 people. The new express ferry provides the fastest crossing to the Aran Islands with only a 15 minute journey from Doolin to Inis Oírr. Inis Oírr is a charming island with a lot to offer. Visitors to this island can enjoy medieval ruins, seal colonies, a shipwreck, a lighthouse, fantastic walks and much more. Upon your arrival, you can choose to walk, rent a bicycle, hire a horse and cart or take a mini bus tour to see the best parts of the Island. After enjoying about 3 hours on Inis Oirr, the ferry will depart the island at 1:45 PM. With this option you will take the ferry back to Doolin via the Cliffs of Moher. This ferry journey brings you to the Cliffs of Moher's highest point beneath the famous O'Brien's Tower. From here, ther...
Highly recommend. Especially during this pandemic the sailings and trips are all managed very well.
Discover a unique culture, landscape and way of life on this island day trip from Galway. Sail back in time and immerse yourself in a small fishing village atmosphere. Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the morning ferry from the harbor at Rossaveel. Enjoy full bar and refreshment service on this luxury vessel as you voyage out into the Atlantic. Jump off the boat when you dock and find yourself in a walker’s paradise of breath-taking scenery. Hire a bike or hop on a tour and admire spectacular flora unique to the island and area. Enjoy white sandy beaches, and visit O'Brien's Castle or the site of the Plassey Shipwreck. Relax in one of the island's bars, restaurants or tea rooms, perhaps enjoying some traditional live music. Enjoy the special atmosphere of this little island before picking up your ferry back to Rossaveel at 4:30 PM.
Inis Mór, also known as Inishmore, is the largest and most traveled of the Aran Islands. Its very name, which means big island, suggests its size compared to the other islands. The population of Inis Mór is about 900 people. This day trip departs Doolin Pier at 10:00 AM and then departs the island at 4:00 PM to return to Doolin Pier. The ferry journey from Doolin Pier to Kilronan Harbor on Inis Mór takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The Aran Islands are believed to be an extension of the Burren Region in County Clare. The famous rocky landscape has helped to create its iconic image of an island divided by fields separated by winding stone walls. The stunning views from this Island reveal an Atlantic gateway from Connemara to Clare. You won’t be short of things to do and wonders to see on the island of Inis Mór. A full day is needed to see the sights of this beautiful island. The fer...
The Inishmore experience was awesome. Enjoyed the travel to/from on the ferry. I have a mobility disability and the crew could not have been more accommodating.
Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the luxury vessels. Depart at 10:30 AM from the sheltered fishing harbor of Rossaveel in Connemara, Galway, and enjoy a full bar and refreshment service onboard. Explore Inis Meáin, the quietest and most traditional of the three islands, and learn about the island's famous traditional dresses and literary associations. Admire the maze of winding roads of wildflowers blooming and wander through the rocky hillside of the south. Make a stop at the sandy beach on the north shore and soak up its calm atmosphere. Discover the island on a self-guided tour or hop on a mini-bus tour with a local guide to explore the karst landscape. Walk in the footsteps of John Millington Synge, the dedicated author behind ‘Riders to the Sea’ and ‘The Playboy of the Western World’, based on Synge’s many travels to the isolated Aran Islands. Visit the Dun Fearbhai...
Explore Inis Meáin, the middle island of the 3 Aran Islands. Board a clean and modern ferry at the Doolin Pier. Enjoy an open-ended trip to scenic Inis Meáin and return to Doolin when you choose. In addition to a roundtrip ticket to Inis Meáin, this combination tour also includes a ticket for the Cliffs of Moher Cruise. Take a stroll through the island’s maze of winding roads. Witness the variety of landscapes within Inis Meáin: the rocky hillsides, the beaches, and the gorgeous wildflowers blooming throughout. Choose the length of your stay at Inis Meáin. Use your return trip ticket on the same day, or overnight on the island and come back later. After returning to Doolin, you can stay onboard and take the Cliffs of Moher Cruise. If you don’t want to take the cruise right away, you can receive a voucher and take the cruise at another time. On your Cliffs of Moher cruise, sail below t...
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Just beautiful pony and trap was so enjoyable . fantastic scenery of cliffs stone work gifts shops and also enjoyed a drink and lunch loved how cycling was best way around island amazed at all the bikes
It was exactly what we had hoped for. Beautiful scenery and a good guide. They even let us go on an earlier cruise since we got there early.
Really brilliant views of the cliffs from the water been on the walk just not the same good value for money
The only way to see and appreciate the cliffs of Moher.
Very happy,everything ran on time,great experience