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Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise sailing from Galway City Docks provided by Aran Island Ferries

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise sailing from Galway City Docks

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise sailing from Galway City Docks
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Duration:
8h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
65
Stroller accessible
Free cancellation
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Audio Guide must be downloaded prior to boarding.
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
  • 7X93+H4 Galway, 7X93+H4Q Galway, County Galway, Ireland If heading towards Galway city take the first entrance on the left of the Galway Harbour Hotel. (H91 E9PR). If leaving Galway city take the second entrance on the right of the Galway Harbour Hotel. Then proceed straight where you will be prompted by signs to turn left into a car park.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travellers
Inclusions
  • Audio Guide must be downloaded prior to boarding.
Departure details
  • 7X93+H4 Galway, 7X93+H4Q Galway, County Galway, Ireland If heading towards Galway city take the first entrance on the left of the Galway Harbour Hotel. (H91 E9PR). If leaving Galway city take the second entrance on the right of the Galway Harbour Hotel. Then proceed straight where you will be prompted by signs to turn left into a car park.
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 May 2021
A note from Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise sailing from Galway City Docks
We recommend passengers bring their own face coverings, and wear them when collecting tickets. A maximum of two customers are permitted in the office at any one time to maintain social distancing. We ask that everyone on board remember they have a duty of care to their fellow passengers.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    7X93+H4 Galway
    7X93+H4Q Galway, County Galway, Ireland
    If heading towards Galway city take the first entrance on the left of the Galway Harbour Hotel. (H91 E9PR). If leaving Galway city take the second entrance on the right of the Galway Harbour Hotel. Then proceed straight where you will be prompted by signs to turn left into a car park.
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  • Pass by
    Galway Bay
  • 1
    Inishmore
    Stop: 4 hours
    Passengers can spend 4.5 hours exploring the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór.
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    Pass by
    Cliffs of Moher
  • You'll return to the starting point
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PandaBangBang
Lipari, Italy68 contributions
Rolling in the deep :
A great experience with two annotations: Although the weather was reasonably good , the boat trip was very bumpy, with many people feeling badly sick. A heavy man fell on me and my leg is quite bruised . I say ask people to remain seated unless they have to move / bathroom etc . ( be advised coffee etc on board can only be bought with cash / a pity in 2022 ) Second, once you arrive at the island you have to spend another relevant amount of money to visit the island, either by bus, bikes, or carriage. Having said that, the places you will see are breathtaking! Lots of fantastic views and everyone very friendly . Not the Aegean but I would recommend giving it a go. Guys better signage needed on land and why not offer complimentary water or coffee on board .
Written 4 August 2022
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Aoibhínn S
2 contributions
I had a great time aboard Saoirse na Farraige, I went with my girlfriend and it was my first trip out the the Aran Islands, and I am not the best on boats but the staff, the criú onboard were so professional I didn’t feel worried at all, we left Galway City Docks at 9.30 (be there early!!) and had a good 4.5 hours on Inis Mór so you have plenty of time to have a look around! If you’re like me and aren’t a fan of cycling I would recommend taking a minibus, there are plenty on the pier, we went with Bertie Mullin from Discover Aran Tours (very funny and great information highly recommend taking the tour with him). If it’s your first time out to Inis Mór I would definitely recommend the tour from Galway City Docks it’s so central and easy to get to, and the trip to the Cliffs of Moher on the way back is such a treat also, it’s a great way to fit a lot into one day! There was some information played over the speakers about the cliffs and the area too which I found interesting. Great idea for a post-lockdown day out in my opinion. The ferry is very new and clean and there is hand sanitizer available before boarding, and the staff were very good with that stuff. Only thing I would say is that the boat was a little bit fuller on the way over than I would have liked, so if you’re conscious of large groups at the moment bare this in mind. They had a coffee/snack bar on board if you need to get water or snacks for your journey. I will definitely be travelling with Aran Island Ferries again thanks so much for a lovely Saturday. Go raibh míle maith agat!!
Written 20 June 2021
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Andrea C
1 contribution
Family
Truly great experience with two annotations: with bad weather (clouds and wind) the boat trip will be bumpy, many people felt badly sick. Second, once you arrive at the island you have to spend another relevant amount of money to visit the island, either by bus, bikes, or carriage. Having said that, the places you will see are breathtaking!
Written 3 August 2022
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EoinDev
County Wexford, Ireland3 contributions
The positives of this trip were the quality of the journeys to/from Inishmore. The new Ferry is a very beautiful craft. Both crossings were very smooth and the dolphins in Galway Bay were a bonus. While fog marred our ability to see the Cliffs of Moher, the Captain gave a very detailed commentary and pointed out many key features on the other islands, Blackhead, Fanore, Galway Bay etc.

The negatives. I was astounded by the number of people who were packed on board and sitting together in close proximity. While hand sanitiser was offered to everyone boarding and a pre-recorded announcement spoke of COVID safety, the decision to sit people so close together was an issue. On the return journey, I noted at least 8 people who were not wearing a mask and nothing was said to them. Some others smoked electronic cigarettes openly and again nothing was done about it. The boat's announcement tape encourages people to stay in their seats, and to not use the toilet! Yet, passengers were actively encouraged to go to the bar to purchase drinks and snacks.

I enjoyed the boat, the trip and the scenery. Unless the attention to detail on COVID safety improved, I would not travel again.
Written 24 July 2021
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Brian
5 contributions
Family
From the moment we left Galway City on the magnificent New ferry we immediately experienced the beautiful views of Galway Bay.. To the left of us we had Salthill and the stunning coastline and to our right the rugged spectacular sights if the Co. Clare Coast. Before we knew it, we were disembarking at Killronan, Inis Mor, and we then continued to absorb the welcome of the locals... A fantastic mini bus tour and guide who was so informative. We had a very enjoyable lunch and I must say it was very reasonably priced. After leaving the Island we were headed for another treat.. The Cliffs of Moher.. To view this magnificent sight.. I highly recommend doing it from this Ferry with its impressive viewing deck, and friendly crew to provide you with all the information you need. This beautiful ferry is super comfortable and has a fully licensed bar to provide you with all the refreshments you require. I would highly recommend this day trip to Inis Mor and Cliffs of Moher to anyone.
Written 16 June 2021
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Mary K
Chicago, IL157 contributions
Took the 9:30 am cruise from Galway. Discovered on this cruise that neither my husband or me get seasick, thankfully.... a lot of passengers on this ferry weren't so lucky! Had slight difficulty finding the Aran Ferry office so we could get the required paper ticket for each way of our trip, there and back. Wound up causing a bit a disagreement between my husband and me, lol. Would be so much simpler to just send the tickets electronically.

Staff observed all covid protocols - we were in the enclosed part of the ship, in the front section. At first the staff asked everyone to move back, as they said the cruise was going to be really rough, and that the front of the ferry is really rocky. We moved a few rows back, but then moved back to the front, as we wanted to sit by the windows. Staff was super good about coming and checking in on everyone, making sure we were ok, and handing out seasick bags to those who needed them.

On our return trip, the ferry did stop and stand for a while at the Cliffs of Moher. If you want a clear view, you have to go outside - the windows of the indoor seats are tinted and you won't get a good view. However the water was super rough that day, so only was able to get outside to the back to get a quick glimpse while steadying myself from the rocking of the ferry. Nothing the staff could do about that, though. If we are ever in Galway again, might take another cruise just to get a better view of the Cliffs.
Written 30 August 2021
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bridget h
Galway, Ireland11 contributions
This is a trip to take we had a great time going to the Aran Islands. We went from Galway city Docks on the new ferry to the islands, The bus tour on the island ke they made you feel welcome, the weather was not great when we got to the Island but the bus driver on the tour showed us around stopped where we wanted to and showed the best places to go for photos, and stopped at restaurant's so you get something to eat and drink. Those who did not want to go the restaurant the driver would dropped them back to shops, and went back to the restaurant to wait for the others .On the way back we had tour of the cliffs of Moher it was great to hear the commentary on the history of the cliffs and about the wild life. The staff where a credit to the company they were there for every one needs. And great for checking on the covid restrictions at all times. Great day out for every one. We will definitely be going back with family and friends Wedone.
Written 28 June 2021
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JEREMY C
11 contributions
Couples
From start to finish this was a fantastic trip, we paid for parking on the Galway port website, €10 for the full day. We collected our tickets for the ferry in the car park at the portacabin office, just before we got on the boat. By 9.35am we were on way out to the Inis Mòr. The Ferry was excellent, staff were very friendly and helpful. Toilets and cafe on board, we had a brilliant day when we arrived. Hired bicycles, great way to see the sights. The cliffs of Mother on the way back was very good to see it out at Sea. We got the added bonus of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter practicing and doing a drill at the back of the boat. They followed the boat for a good 20 mins and was amazing to watch.
Written 19 June 2021
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Cvhj B
Galway, Ireland2 contributions
In normal non Covid circumstances it would be fine but today there was no regard for Covid especially given how contagious the new variant is. We were given hand sanitizer as we entered before we all had to handle the rail to get on, I thought it would be sprayed every so often too. Passengers on deck are packed together like sardines and the mask wearing was not enforced strongly enough - some passengers took advantage of the pleasant crew - they would put their mask on when they saw a member of crew coming but then take it off as soon as their back was turned or they would handle their mask a lot when taking it off to take photographs. There was no hand sanitizer then getting off the boat when you would handle the rail again. Some crew had their noses out too which contravenes the rules. Facebook comments very filtered.
Written 17 July 2021
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David M
6 contributions
Great day out and the staff where so friendly. The captain came out to say hello to the customers. The crew spoke a ‘cupla focal’ and even pointed out a pod of Dolphins.
Really enjoyed the trip on this new boat to the large island
Written 14 June 2021
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By: Aran Island Ferries
DME312
DME312
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Great ferry service, tourist trap once you arrive
The ferry service was great. Rough seas on the return and the crew were helpful. That said, a rainy day is miserabl
Paula T
Paula T
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Nice Way to Spend Time on Galway Bay
Having lived on ferry-serviced islands earlier in my life, I found this to be simply a basic ferry service like any
Bernie O
Bernie O
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Great tour
Took the Aran Island Ferry to Inis Oir and then did the Cliffs of Moher tour. The boat ride was easy, and quick go
JULDublin
JULDublin
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Fantastic day!
Amazing day! We hired bikes for 3 of us, one regular, one with dog trailer (!) and 1 electric and set off for the d
R7614HDclarem
R7614HDclarem
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Excellent
We actually stayed a few days on Inis Mor travelling from Galway City to Rosaveel return. The bus out and back fro
Twhitewh
Twhitewh
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The shuttle to the dock costs extra
My experience would’ve been five out of five, but we were charged another €30 for the shuttle to the dock. That was
Francesca S
Francesca S
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Amazing experience!
I spent a night in Inisheer and I reached the island with this ferry + bus from Galway My experience was amazing!
jennifer o
jennifer o
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Great Ferry and Discover Aran Tours day
Beautiful day and trip! We took the Aran island ferry to Inis Mor- the onboarding process both ways was very smooth
Jimmy92Chi
Jimmy92Chi
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Great way to visit the Aran Islands
The visit to Inishmore was amazing! I enjoyed circling this island with my family, hiking Dun Aonghasa, walking thr
EdenJ
EdenJ
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Trip to Inis Mor Island with Cliffs of Moher on the return
Excellent service. We had bikes and they made it easy to bring them along. Boats were comfortable. Loading and unlo
Y2713JOsheilaw
Y2713JOsheilaw
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Aran Islands
Absolutely the worst experience we have ever had. Took train from Dublin to catch Ferry missed it by 4 minutes desp
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isabellasN3713JK
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Awful!
Disgusting experience!!!! Girls in office are so rude and don't help at all. Refused to help and give a refund afte
marygE1608PH
marygE1608PH
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Best tripe ever ❤
Done the trip had a great time booked with booki ng.com our tour guide was brilliant his name was Gerry lovely ma
587ciaraw
587ciaraw
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Aran island offices Queen street
This is a very late review but back in March we went from Queen street Galway city to Rosaveel to get the ferry. T
jennifergY6631IS
jennifergY6631IS
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Fantastic experience and an unforgettable day
We travelled out around the islands and back along by the cliffs of Moher of the boat Saoirse na Farraige and I hav
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