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Welcome aboard The Doolin Ferry Co. with Bill O'Brien & Family, the Original Ferry Company Est.1970! Enjoy an iconic journey on the Wild Atlantic Way to the Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher. Spend a day or two immersing yourself in Irish Island...more
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Fisser St | No. 1 Doolin Pier, Doolin V95 DR74, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Second time traveling on the ferry over to Inis Oirr. Fantastic service with friendly staff. Uneventful smooth journey to the island.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mrs_Pud1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the Doolin Express to Inis Oirr and Cliffs of Moher as part of Galway Tours excursion. The staff was very friendly and professional. On the ride back to Doolin from Inis Oirr, the waters were very rough but the staff was calm and reassuring....More

1  Thank atravelingirl67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff. It was very windy the day we went on our boat ride. The water was pretty rough riding out to the cliffs but very smooth on the way back. You could sit outside or in an enclosed area. If it is windy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Carrie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since 1994 I have been enjoying the boat trips with my guests with the Company of Bill O'Brien, a great Company. i work as a tourguide. Either I take the Cliff tour with them, or I visit the beautiful island of Inisheer. It is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Trek09178610563
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled over in fairly calm weather--i.e. waters were not nearly as rough as they could have been and still crossed-- yet it was difficult boarding. The ramp is missing a wheel at the end so it tips, add to that any ship movement (which is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I decided to visit Inis Oirr with our small children in March 2019. The kids are aged between 12 months and 30 months which made me a little nervous about how we would manage the crossing safely. To be honest, I booked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Niamh O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic journey, affordable, such kind people. I had a blast just waiting for the ferry. I also met crew on board who gave me lots of tips for travel on the islands etc. Hi Eileen! Thank you for the chocolate. ;) See you guys next...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

One of the young guys with the grey hoodie was amazing and I wanted to tip him but I was too sick and the bus was leaving us but I will say that the waters were rough and I shouldn’t have eaten before the tour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

Let me start by saying the point of doing the tour was to see the cliffs of Moher from below and they are stunning and would recommend anyone who wants to see this to do a tour of this nature. We originally booked to do...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David-Dibs-Bishop
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

A nice experience to try. I’ve been on board after the walk on the cliffs and had a different point of view on the cliffs of moher.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Doolinferryco, General Manager at The Doolin Ferry Co., responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, both views from above and below the Cliffs of Moher are fantastic and very different! Thanks again for the recommendation, we...More

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April 12, 2019|
Response from Sunshine34500 | Reviewed this property |
Great question. Maybe. But check with them to be sure.
January 29, 2019|
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Response from CultureVulture |
As others have pointed out, there is a large parking lot at the ferry terminal and you can park overnight. The spaces are numbered and there is a pay box located near the entrance to the parking lot. After you have found... More
Michael H
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Doolinferryco | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your questions and apologies for the delay. It is indeed best to reserve ahead to secure your spaces on the ferry. The 10:00 am sailing in particular does indeed book up at this time of year in... More