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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
08:30 - 19:30
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beautiful ferry trip to the aran islands

Took a ferry to the aran islands. It was wonderful. We stayed on the smallest island overnight, inis oirr, and took ferry bakc the next day. It was absolutely beautiful. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
terrykillilea K
Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a ferry to the aran islands. It was wonderful. We stayed on the smallest island overnight, inis oirr, and took ferry bakc the next day. It was absolutely beautiful. We had a lovely room in tigh ruiri (Rory's) and the meals were delicious. Lovely fresh fish, but also lamb and steak. It was so romantic, with fresh air. it... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do have the time during your stay in Galway do not miss out Aran Island. Obviously you must be lucky to catch a nice day. On the Isle you have the choice between Mini bus or bicycle. The bike makes you more independent. I took the mini bus as the weather was slightly uncertain.

Thank Hinner P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the ferry boat ride to the smaller of the Aran Islands, Inisheer from Doolin. The ferry boat ride was about 25 minutes. The water was extremely choppy the day I went due to the rainy weather. If you happen to have the same weather the day you are planning on visiting the Aran Islands be fair warned, it's... More 

Thank Shannon Q
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As smooth and comfortable a ride as possible over to Inis Mor, friendly staff and choice of seating both indoor and outdoor plus it runs all year round!

Thank I_L0ve_T0_Travel32
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

One of the excursions that had been suggested to us by friends was a trip to the Aran Islands; one we were both looking forward to. When we inquired about the ferry schedule, we were informed that the ferry would not be operating until March due to some type of disagreement between the ferry operator and the island residents. I... More 

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Clinton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This mode of transportation was as smooth as could be both going to the Aran Islands and the return. Plus a choice of seating, the enclosed first floor, or the open-air second floor area. The ferry is approx 45 min mainland to island. A nice, enjoyable, comfortable way to go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I was really pleased to end up getting to the Aran Islands even in the off season. The tour I booked has scheduled overnight for Aran Islands through most of the year. I booked 2 weeks too late for the Doolin pier to operate ferries to Inishmore (Inis Mor), or any of the islands. I would have been fine as... More 

Thank Marthead
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We took the ferry to Inishmore where we had a local tour of the whole island and met some of the people that lived there :). Then it cruised passed the Cliffs of Moher which were incredible!

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you want to experience old Ireland, for its country side and for its people, you NEED to visit the Aran Islands. We went for 1 day and had a tour of the biggest Island, Inishmore (sorry if I misspelled). The people were lovely!

Thank Jessica M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a great experience including the ferry ride over to the island as well as taking a donkey and carriage ride around the island. Beautiful scenery and learned quite a lot about the island and its' history from the guide that took us on the tour. Would highly recommend.

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