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Clare Island Ferry

Westport, Ireland
(098) 28288
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Westport
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Outdoors
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English first
Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had the advantage of travelling to Clare Island on a lovely day. Good start as we got a senior's reduction on the ferry(O'Malleys). Boat was OK for the time it took to get there. Island was great for walking but if you're after attractions forget it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The ferry/boat travel to Clare was lovely. Pleasant and enjoyable, the crossing was calm and scenic. The island is small and beautiful but requires a lot of walking.

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Jerusalem, Israel
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was fun watching the men load/unload cars and other huge items with a special crane. The ride itself was quick and pleasant.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very helpful and friendly stuff! From Westport (adventure Hub at James Street) they offer a shuttle bus to the pier! As im travelling without a car it was a great offer! The boat ride offers already nice view over clew bay, croagh patrick, clare island and the whole coastline of the main land. If you like to walk/hike i def... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A reliable daily ferry service going to and from Clare Island. Very helpful staff and professional boat with plenty of safety notices. The upper deck seats give a fantastic view of Clew bay while the inner seats provide shelter if it rains.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Take warm clothing with you incl hat to sit on the upper deck. We had a commentary on the way out which was very informative. Disappointing not to see any seals but there was much more to learn about the seafaring history of the area ranging from the pirate queen challenging the GB monarch to St Patrick, to meditation centres,... More

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London, UK
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
24 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Keep your fingers crossed that the weather holds during the crossing - only 20 minutes - as you're stuck outside, but the changing scenery makes up for the rain! Great crew.

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stockport england
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17 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Ferry journey makes it a nice trip with great scenery. Island is so unspoilt. We walked to the lighthouse and saw no one the whole way! Spectacular views from the cliffs. The pub by the harbour does delicious soup with great views.

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Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good price,nice trip out,efficient service,good times and quick fun journey in and out. On the way back in we were lucky to see some dolphins which aparently isn't that rare great sight. Well worth the journey out to Clare island as well

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were very lucky with this trip as we had very good weather all the time we were there (one day). We went walking and there were well marked routes of differing distances.

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