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O'Brien Line Ferries
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Inis Oírr Island and Cliffs of Moher Cruise from Doolin
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Inis Mor- Aran Islands ferry from Doolin
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Culture, or just take our one hour Cruise along the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Travel on our new fast ferry the 'Doolin Express', this is the fastest crossing to Inis Oirr, in only 15 minutes! The Doolin Express also is the only ferry with state of the art anti sea sickness technology for a smoother crossing! We have several sailing options daily and operate from March to October, reservations recommended. Our family and crew look forward to taking you on an unforgettable journey along the Wild Atlantic Way!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Despite the light rain the sightseeing trip to the cliffs of Moher exceeded expectation. With two small kids on board we even got the treat of seeing the local dolphin up close. Crew were friendly and helpful, boat was comfortable but we decided to stay on deck to make the most of the experience and it was well worth it. The cliffs are really impressive from the water and you get close enough to truly appreciate their size and majesty.

All in all I'd have to say a must do trip - kids will not be disappointed. We got the tickets in a special offer so the price was really reasonable too. Parking is available beside the pier, only downside was lack of toilet facilities, particularly as you might need to hang around depending on the weather. Limited coffe/tea facility on site - trailer.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

My husband and I used this service to Inisheer and enjoyed it so much that we took the Cliffs of Moher cruise the next day. There are two ferry services that make the trips, but Bill O'Brien's boats are bigger (which makes for greater comfort when the sea can get rough), newer, and more comfortable. Sadly, the person at the TI office only promotes the other company--we were told by locals that her family owns this competing company. We ended up bypassing the TI, going to the pier and buying the tickets there. While waiting to board the boat for the second trip, we also witnessed Bill helping some kids who has arrived too late for the last Inisheer boat--he helped them cancel their hostel reservation, got them on a boat to Inish Oirr instead, and helped them get a néw hostel reservation there. He is a genuinely nice man!

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Obrienline, Front Office Manager at O'Brien Line Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2013

Hello there! Thank you very much for your review and kind words. Yes, unfortunately the "Tourist Office" in the village is not an official tourist office. It is run by another ferry company who only promotes thier own trips. Bill will be thrilled you found us at our Doolin Pier Ticket Office and caught him in the act of doing something nice. All the best & hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Me and my boyfriend took the ferry to Inish Oirr and the Cliff of Moher the next day. It was mega cheap (we stayed in a great, cosy hostel on the island) and the cruise was simply breath-taking. I'd go again in a heart-beat

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Ferry trip was very smooth and uneventful. We had horror stories about the rough seas, but we had a perfect day and the scenery was a delight. The back deck was a bit crowded but manageable.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We used the Aran group for our trip to the face of the Cliffs. The boat was large, seating for 60 people, but the space on the back to view the cliffs was crowded. The ladies who had claimed the rail side spots didn't feel the need to let others have a turn, which seemed rude, but not the fault of the provider.
Our ride out was very choppy, and many people didn't handle it well, but the crew was on top of the situation and kept that aspect from ruining the experince for those who could handle the chop.
The view from the water of the cliffs was great, and well worth the trip, but then I was one who didn't get sick, and I travel with someone who thought it was an hour of hell. If it looks choppy and you are with someone who doesn't handle that well, leave them on shore.... it is only an hour trip and they can look at the pics when you get back, and they will feel much better.

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