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Clare Island Ferry Co.

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Address: Westport, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 98 23737
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The Dolphins were running

Great way to get away from it all. Take the ferry to Clare Island and you may be lucky to be escorted by the Dolphins!. You may also find that the man who checks your ticket will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great way to get away from it all. Take the ferry to Clare Island and you may be lucky to be escorted by the Dolphins!. You may also find that the man who checks your ticket will be tending to his farm a few hours later as you walk around the island!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As part of a group visiting Clare Island, we used the ferry twice. The staff were helpful with all the luggage, and the ferry was a quick and convenient way to get to Clare Island, which is itself a stunning destination.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A small ferry serving the community carrying people and supplies. It is not the height of luxury and there is no duty free, just down to earth there and back. You can hide away inside or feel the fresh air and the spray on your face.

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Petaluma, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Well done, careful crew, even in the chop, good value and Clare Island. Just make sure you bring rain gear.

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Partry
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely trip to a beautiful island. Clare Island has at last got its act together to look after the visitors to its beautiful island. The hotel/hostel also has good food served throughout the summer season. The crossing can be a bit testing on a rough day, so avoid windy conditions

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Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Baden, Switzerland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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