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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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Aran Island Experience

One of my favorite places to visit while in Ireland. Took the ferry to the Aran Islands and biked all day. Super convenient, on time, safe and friendly.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Worthington, Ohio
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Worthington, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places to visit while in Ireland. Took the ferry to the Aran Islands and biked all day. Super convenient, on time, safe and friendly.

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Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered tickets online and picked them up at check-in desk below Kinlay Hostel (easy to find and one block from train/bus station). Excellent shuttle transportation to ferry (allow 40 mins for each). Ferry is large and comfortable. We had smooth sailing and would do it again.

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Hamar, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled with bus and ferry to Inis Mor and got good information as we were staying a few nights on Inis Mor and could not quite decide when to go back. We bought a return ticket but was told how to change it - if we wanted to. This was not our first visit to the island.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 February 2017

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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 

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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!

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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 

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