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Clare Island Ferry Co.

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Address: Westport, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 98 23737
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From Roonagh pier

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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199 reviews 199 reviews
24 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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