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Aran Islands Fast Ferries

Address: Doolin Pier, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: 065 7074550
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Doolin
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was a bit wild the day we travelled, but the service was good and to be fair, there wasn't anything more they could do. Good service.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went for an overnight to Inishmore. the Ferry was a lovely way to go on a beautiful September day. Standing on the bow we had a good view of the Cliffs of Mahor on the way out and back. Lovely

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just kidding. Great fun crossing over from Doolin to Inisheer on a windy day with fairly rough seas. The boat handled the water well, and the crew is very professional. Other than a few ladies getting sick because they sat inside (down below), the trip was awesome. We even got Sandy the dolphin to greet us as we entered the... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Know your limits as to how quickly you get seasick as the seas can be very rough. We left from Doolin. It looked like three competing companies trying to get our business at the dock. Yet when we left only one boat took all the passengers. I suspect there is some type of agreement between the companies. Efficient, they do... More 

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doolin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Chooses the warmest, sunniest day if possible because The Atlantic is NOT the Gulf :-) Take a raincoat for the spray and wear a sweater under it if you go this time of year. BUT...the ride was well worth it. It's another world over there,

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Langley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The weather was blustery but the ride was pretty smooth. The ferry left and arrived on time and the price was reasonable.

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Oxford, NC
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19 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The ferry provided us with an excellent view of the Cliffs of Moher. The problem was that there was no narrative of what we were looking at and anything about the Cliffs and why they were worth seeing (other than the sheer beauty). Captain Bill is running a good scheme here.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Choose to go to the larger island (unless you just like smaller islands, but there isn't much to do on the smaller ones). On Inishmore, there is an old fort and other attractions, and if you really want a great experience, choose to explore by horse cart. The drivers are "characters," to say the least. It's better to be in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We loved the Aran Islands! The trip there on the Ferries was fantastic. We even had a visit from their local Dolphin Sandy!

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Southbury, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

These ferries are small and do get tossed about a bit if the sea is a little rough, but that only adds to the experience and is actually quite fun. We had a mixture of tourists from all over so were able to hear lots of different languages, the common most one being laughter. The crew, such as it is,... More 

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