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Clare Island Ferry Co.

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Address: Clare Island | Westport, Westport, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 98 23737
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Official Ferry Company servicing Clare Island since 1880. Daily sailings...

Official Ferry Company servicing Clare Island since 1880. Daily sailings all year around (weather permitting). Book online for reduced fares.

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Great day out

I booked by phone and email from uk with Brian O'Grady for our family of 27 to make a day trip to Clare Island. We turned up to see our party name on the booking cabin door. No... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter C
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked by phone and email from uk with Brian O'Grady for our family of 27 to make a day trip to Clare Island. We turned up to see our party name on the booking cabin door. No hitches and a most enjoyable day.

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Thank Peter C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great company and very helpful getting us, too many bags and just the one dog across and back from Roonagh to Clare Island - only thing is you can't rely on their published timetables exactly - if something gets in the way, like a wedding party or needing to get supplies to the island that day then times will change... More 

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Thank Sara C
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

fabulous experience people so friendly and boat trip was great fun .one to do if you have not already .

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Thank ironpool73
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Planned a day to Clare Island..used the fast ferry which isn't much bigger than a small fishing vessel but great fun to ride over the sea...there is a bigger slower boat..get the fast one. Not a lot on the island but it is what it is...Nice different experience

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Thank Andrew J
San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The ferry to Clare Island leaves several times a day from Roonagh Quay, just a few kilometers west of Louisburgh. We found the ferry service to be efficient, friendly and well-run. Time spent hiking on Clare Island was delightful and the trip across and back most enjoyable. Just be aware that scheduling is limited; if you take the 11:00 a.m.... More 

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Thank 03ran51
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We took the ferry with our bikes to take part in the Clare Island Adventure Race. The lovely men who work on the ferry helped us on and off with our bikes which was very much appreciated.

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Thank swankate2016
Vancouver, B.C.
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

When our party of four arrived at the Roonagh Pier we were horrified to see the rudimentary dock and the narrow stairs down to the boat. We had been travelling for a couple weeks and all of us had a fair bit of luggage. We could not imagine how we could navigate boarding. (We should travel lighter) However, the crew... More 

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Thank annwilliams_8
Dublin, Ireland
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189 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The Clare Island Ferry Company are totally reliable & we have travelled many times with them to visit this beautiful & unspoilt part of Ireland. The ferry has always been on time & there's plenty of room on the boat for moving around & checking out the great views en route. We have observed the crew are always helpful to... More 

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Thank C_and_H_11
Clare Island, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This company runs a schedule to Clare island all year round, which can be quite a challenge in the winter, and it is sometimes a bit difficult at some times of the year to find out when the next boat is, but the crew are kind a helpful as well as obviously very competent, and overall offer a pretty good... More 

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Thank christopheisland
La Mesa, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Boat was on time. Nice seats for everyone. Helped getting on and off as needed. Just 10 minute trip to the island.

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