Clare Island Ferry Co.
Clare Island Ferry Co.
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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Official Ferry Company servicing Clare Island since 1880. Daily sailings all year around (weather permitting). Book online for reduced fares.
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Passenger56919135026
22 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Visited Clare Island with some friends-first major disappointment was there was no parking spaces had to leave the car on side of the road and a very long walk to the ferry-one of our group had a recent surgery so was not atall pleasant-sadly Clare island was a disappointment/have been before but now after taking in the amazing sights and walks there was only one place to have food or refreshments.
Written 15 August 2023
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Happiness202515
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Ferry experience from Roonagh to Clare Island and back was great. Clare Island Ferries was very flexible when we asked to move our reservation to another day due to weather forecast changes.
Written 10 August 2023
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andrewh0pe
York, UK98 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Excellent trip over to the island. Crew were all really friendly and helpful. Choice of sitting inside or on deck outside - the whole family decided to stay outside both ways even though it rained on the way back!! Great trip and highly recommended.
Written 28 August 2022
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john d
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Top class service from Brian and his crew. A group of 18 cyclists made the trip to Clare Island and they couldn’t have been more helpful. Brian even gave a lift to one of our injured cyclists from Roonagh to Westport. What a gent! Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Written 25 July 2022
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Sean B
Belfast, UK100 contributions
Jun 2021
Always a pleasure to travel with these guys! Great trip to beautiful island. Staff on ferry are very friendly and professional. Everything ran smoothly and on time.
Written 28 March 2022
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Em777
Kilcullen, Ireland58 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Ferry arrived on time, friendly service, highly recommend.

The island itself is stunning. I was only going to review the ferry but I read the previous review which was about the island & felt I should review as my experience was entirely different. We were on the island the Sunday of the Connacht Final between Mayo & Galway so the island was busy but not with "thousands " of people, I fail to see how thousands could even be on the island considering the ferry can only bring over max about 30 & I believe the ferry ran twice that
day.

Our first stop was at The Achill Island Oven a newly opened coffee hut, we had coffee & homemade pastries. We unfortunately didn't bring our bikes but it was a beautiful day to walk, we walked as far as the local shop, bought ice creams & chatted to a local elderly lady who advised us where to go for the best view. We stopped at the Abbey & then continued on as directed to a trail that crossed the mountain (stunning views along the way) and back to our starting point. We had lunch at the community centre, great atmosphere for the match. The kids played at the playground for a while, which looks very new. The Island is stunning, gorgeous scenery & so rural & peaceful. I would love to return & stay overnight, I'd say the craic would be great. As for uninsured drivers, any drivers that passed us were most likely locals, they weren't speeding & if anything they slowed down when passing walkers & gave a big smile & wave. Awesome place.
Written 31 July 2021
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Gar S
9 contributions
Jul 2021
Main thing to watch out for on Claire Island is uninsured drivers, of all ages. With thousands of staycationers, this isn't a place to get away from anything. The car park at Roonagh pier is overflowing, with cars cramming the approach road and a local farmer charging for his field, also uninsured. The ferry staff do their best but I can't heplp thinking this is the nxt COVID hub.
Written 19 July 2021
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barm29
Dublin, Ireland77 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great trip to beautiful island. Staff on ferry are very friendly and professional. Everything ran smoothly and on time.
Written 21 September 2020
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Johnny M
9 contributions
Aug 2020
Took the fast boat over to Clare Island on a beautiful sunny day.
Was well looked after on the boat, the crew took on bikes for us and secured them. All passengers had to wear face masks and seating was arranged for distance.
Written 17 August 2020
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patgmac
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
The boat trip lasts about 10 minutes. Both legs of the return trip left on time and the crew were friendly and helpful both times.
Written 17 July 2020
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CLARE ISLAND FERRY CO.: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Clare Island Ferry Co. is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00