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Address: | Doolin Pier, Doolin, Ireland
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+353 65 707 5618
08:00 - 20:00
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Welcome Aboard! Bill O'Brien's Legendary Cruise to The Aran Islands &...

Welcome Aboard! Bill O'Brien's Legendary Cruise to The Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher The Original Doolin Ferry Est.1970.

Several daily sailings depart Doolin Pier, Doolin, Co.Clare from March to November. Day Trips, Overnight Stays, and One-Hour Cliffs of Moher Cruises available. Travel on the largest and most comfortable ferries with over 40 years of service, M.V. Tranquillity & M.V. Queen of Aran.

The Aran Islands offer something special for all. For the adventurous explore medieval ruins such as the amazing ring fort Dun Aengus on Inishmore, or O'Brien's castle on Inisheer. Families can enjoy a relaxing day out on the unspoiled beaches of Inisheer. Nature lovers can enjoy the tranquil beauty of Inishmaan. Bicycle hire, Mini-bus, and Pony & Trap tours available on each island.

The Cliffs of Moher Cruise is a stunning 1 hour journey along the 6km of coastline from Doolin Pier. The Cliffs rise to a height of over 214 meters providing dramatic views by sea. The Great Sea Stack (Branaunmore) plays host to thousands of rare birds of which you can see up close. Don't forget the cameras!

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Inis Oírr Island and Cliffs of Moher Cruise from Doolin
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Inis Mor- Aran Islands ferry from Doolin

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Mr G

A brilliant trip with friendly staff a great service . The view of the cliffs wear fantastic and the boat was comfortable .It was a great day trip .

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Tullamore, Ireland
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time on the hour cliff cruise. The seas were extremely rough, but the captain did an excellent job navigating and we had a great time. Nice boat that has seating on the bow (some others didn't).

Thank Babynole80
Mission, Kansas
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

When in the west of Ireland the Aran Islands are definitely a must see and the easiest vantage point is Doolin in Co Clare and once there the pier is only mile from town Now you will see OBrien lines so look no further for this ladd was the original ferryman and the best to the Arans and your dazzling... More 

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ObrienLineFerries, Owner at O'Brien Line Ferries, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoy the Aran Islands and our Cliffs of Moher Cruise so much. Inisheer (Inis Oirr) is certainly a special place. Thank you for your recommendation, much appreciated. Slán go fóill, Bill O'Brien More 

Tullamore, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A brilliant trip with friendly staff a great service . The view of the cliffs wear fantastic and the boat was comfortable .It was a great day trip .

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

O Brien ferry company was recommend to us by our host at our accommodation. There are a few companies running the same trip so it was nice to get the recommendation and we were not disappointed. Price was great - €80 for family of 4 to Inis Mor. Boarding was easy. Trip time is about 1 and a half hours... More 

Thank Noelle0512
Durham, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

From Doolin, we took the ferry to the Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands. The ferry ride was as expected and took us by the Cliffs of Moher on the return trip. I think I would have preferred to go to one of the larger islands. Inisheer was pretty, with lots of stone walls and horses and carts, but... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Inis Oirr is worth a visit and the ferry ride is pleasant but I wouldn't recommended this company. Paid for a return trip along the Cliffs of Moher but the boat took the direct route back.

1 Thank MottledPetrel
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Excellent service and and enjoyable cruise to Inis. There are three Aran islands and various tours from the mainland through Bill O'Briens Ferry company, on the harbour front . Inis is the most popular. The weather was perfect for both the ferry experience and that of making the most of the island trip itself. There are a number of different... More 

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was one of the worst experiences I've had for a long time, so bad that I had to leave a review to help unsuspecting travelers from experiencing the same mess. To start, the bus scheduled isn't taken into consideration for the Doolin ferry schedule so if you want to take the earliest bus to catch the earliest ferry you... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you are looking to get a different view of the cliffs, try O'Brien Ferries. Plenty of parking near the pier. The boats are pretty full and on a sunny day can be very hot. Best views from the bottom deck, while also affording you some shade. They only operate certain times of day, so be sure to check prior... More 

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Mostly larger boats which is good because the seas can be a bit rough. Staff very friendly. They overbooked our return so we had to wait for another boat but it was not a big deal.

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