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Aran Island Ferries

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Address: Retail Unit 2 Ground Floor 37/39 Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 568 903
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Beautiful island

This is a must do trip from Galway. It is about an hour bus ride and then an hour ferry ride to get to the island. The ferry service was excellent and a very smooth ride.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must do trip from Galway. It is about an hour bus ride and then an hour ferry ride to get to the island. The ferry service was excellent and a very smooth ride.

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Westbank
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you see it is rough, take your Gravol and sit at the back of the boat! Fairly quick trip. Take more than one day on the islands.

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Thank Marcy339
Toronto, Canada
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131 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've tried two different Ferry Services to the Aran Islands and this is the one I prefer. The boats are larger and cleaner, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Very reliable service.

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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe we just went on an exceptional day, but this was one of the smoothest ferry rides I've ever had. So, kudos to the boat and crew! My only advice to travelers is to get on the boat as early as you can to get a seat with a view (if that matters to you). We were among the last... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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150 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional staff. The boat could do with a bit of an upgrade but overall just what you'd expect. We had one stop on the way to the main island -- the trip is about 90 minutes each way.

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Thank Dave E
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to the Aran Islands, we visited Inis Mor which was brilliant, ferry took about 1.5 hrs from Doolin with lovely scenery along the way, you might want to wrap up on the ferry! Inis Mor is lovely, just a different world out there. Would highly recommend Bertie Mullens bus tour, he was highly entertaining and... More 

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Thank Behhy
Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry was no frills, reasonably priced, maintains a good schedule, and the ferry itself was clean and in good condition.

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Thank karen S
Netherfield, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Inis Moirr with Aran and then on to Inis Oirr before a return trip the same day. Lots of roo, comfortable and on the way back room to stand outside and soak up some soon. Punctual an clean too. Some bouncing but there was a bit of cross wind.

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Thank Martyn C
Galway, Ireland
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always we get the Aran ferries to inis meain as its better value and more spacious than the plane. Especially happy this Easter as we had the bigger boat the flyer it's cleaner ore spacious and faster than express boat we usually get... staff are always 100% helpful and great to chat too and ease kids when feelings stressed on... More 

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Province of Leinster, Ireland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to book and travel with. Park your car in the Ferry car park for €5 for the day (pay on way out). Collect/buy tickets in the little office then walk to the pier and get on boat. We arrived and got tickets 30mins before departure which is recommended. Aran islands well worth the visit.

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