Clare Island Ferry Co.

Clare Island Ferry Co., Westport: Hours, Address, Clare Island Ferry Co. Reviews: 4.5/5

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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john d
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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, UK97 contributions
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
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
6 contributions
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, Ireland75 contributions
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
8 contributions
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, Ireland24 contributions
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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Venture14995
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We had a lovely boat trip to Clare Island. The day was good and the sea was calm. We walked around the island and visited the community centre. Time was limited with us as we didn't want to do too much walking, sparing ourselves for Croagh Patrick the following day.
Written 7 March 2020
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We at Clare Island Ferry Are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Clare Island with us and hopefully you will come back again and discover more of our island. Hope you had a good climb to the top of Croagh Patrick. All the best and keep Safe and Well
Written 8 May 2020
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julieV4997PT
Los Angeles, CA33 contributions
This was great. The ferry comes frequently, so it's easy to get back home. I spent several hours. The first thing you see is the Pirate Queens ancient stone castle! There are mountain bikes to rent to go round the island. And a 1000 year old church with so much history! The bike ride is stunning. The blue ocean flanks one side the whole way and breezy little farms dot the coast. I learned so much!
Written 22 October 2019
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Hi Julie, Thank you for your review and we are glad to read that you enjoyed your time on Clare Island
Written 23 October 2019
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28noddy
County Wexford, Ireland45 contributions
we went across on the ferry and were amazed that we could use our free travel passes! the island is beautiful and it opens your eyes to the hard life of the islanders with everything from shopping to petrol having to be carried over on the ferry. The looped walk was quite hard but really worth it for the stunning views
Written 23 September 2019
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Clare Island Ferry Co. is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00