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Aran Island Ferries

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Address: Retail Unit 2 Ground Floor 37/39 Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 568 903
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08:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:30

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Wonderful tour of the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher!

Took this ferry along with the Galway bus tour. Aran Islands are a must see and this ferry was great! Such gorgeous views of the Cliffs from the ocean! Must do!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andre N
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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We used the GPS coordinates (correctly, we double checked) from their web site which led us out into the middle of nowhere. We subsequently missed this excursion that we had been so looking forward to. When we called them to ask for a refund 2 1/2 hours after the scheduled departure time, which they because "we waited too long to... More 

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Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this ferry along with the Galway bus tour. Aran Islands are a must see and this ferry was great! Such gorgeous views of the Cliffs from the ocean! Must do!

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Thank Andre N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a magic world! I went to Inishmore by Aran Island ferries ( plus bus shuttle from Galway) and without no doubt I can say it's worth visiting it. I walked along and I saw a lot in a day. It'll be one of the best memory of my whole life . Bus and ferries were comfortable and on time.Very... More 

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Thank Silvia G
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only 7 miles so near to Ros a veel shores in south Conamara, Galway. Irish history, culute and sailing of the waters of Galway and some fishing to be seen on your way by others the sailing is about 30/40 minutes great friendly service. All amenities available.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Inishmore with some friends. The weather was unexpectedly lovely and these guys helped me to get there! Bonus points for having two Shiba Inu on board for the return trip. Although they didn't seem to enjoy it all that much, poor pups. If you don't have a car and are located in Galway city, be sure to... More 

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Thank Klaas R
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do trip from Galway. It is about an hour bus ride and then an hour ferry ride to get to the island. The ferry service was excellent and a very smooth ride.

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1 Thank Nicole K
Westbank
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you see it is rough, take your Gravol and sit at the back of the boat! Fairly quick trip. Take more than one day on the islands.

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Thank Marcy339
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I've tried two different Ferry Services to the Aran Islands and this is the one I prefer. The boats are larger and cleaner, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Very reliable service.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Maybe we just went on an exceptional day, but this was one of the smoothest ferry rides I've ever had. So, kudos to the boat and crew! My only advice to travelers is to get on the boat as early as you can to get a seat with a view (if that matters to you). We were among the last... More 

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1 Thank Mark M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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151 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Professional staff. The boat could do with a bit of an upgrade but overall just what you'd expect. We had one stop on the way to the main island -- the trip is about 90 minutes each way.

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