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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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I booked the ferry and shuttle online before leaving for Ireland. The website and email confirmation provide very detailed directions as to when you should arrive at the ticket... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I booked the ferry and shuttle online before leaving for Ireland. The website and email confirmation provide very detailed directions as to when you should arrive at the ticket office, when the shuttle leaves and returns to Galway and when the boat leaves and returns. Both the shuttle and boat were punctual. I found this to be a very convenient... More 

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Thank debby h
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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103 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I'd been to Inishmore before, with my wife, many years ago. I fell in love with it. This time I traveled alone, booking my trip to the island via Internet. When I got to the place to board the ferry, the young ladies there were helpful. They showed me were to park, and the vehicle, which I'd rented, was safe.... More 

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Thank TimothyScanlon
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

The 4pm boat back from the island will leave SOMETIME but everyone is muttering to themselves ... WHEN? At 4.15 the captain said to us two complainants that they were waiting till the boat was full before leaving but still refused to inform people on the loud speaker. In general the company put their own concerns over those of their... More 

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Thank Paul H
Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We got up very early were at the ferry ticket office around 9.35am, first Ferry leaves at 10.30am. We queued for a while to be told that the first ferry was fully booked - no notice up to alert people that this was the case. The lady wanted us to buy our tickets and go down and ask if there... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The good way to reach the islands and around 1hr drive from Galway (be aware of traffic sometime) The boat was a bit late (this one 12.30) so I highly recommend taking earlier one if you want to enjoy Aran more. On the way back we took a flight with Aran Airlines and I have to say I enjoy it... More 

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Thank Sylwia A
Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Arran Island Ferries were great. Took an adventurous Ferry to the Arran Islands. What a trip. The views are stunning of the coast and the Island. It is a truly amazing experience. Loved it. Would definetly ecommend this trip.

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Kiryat Gat, Southern District, Israel
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We originally booked the 12:30 ferry but got there early and made it to the 10:30 one. There was no problem to change the times. If you're planning a one day visit to the island, book the early ferry to have all day. Last ferry at 18:30 and sailing time is about 40 mins. You should book ahead to avoid... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Michael Faherty picked us up in a nice tour bus at 9:30 a.m. and drove us to meet the ferry to the Aran Islands. He stayed with us the whole time. At the island, he had a smaller tour bus in which he drove us all over the island, pointing out interesting things and areas and giving us a good... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The ferries are perfect for the trip to and from the Islands. They will take bikes if you're cycling around. There's also a bus link from Galway city which is a big help. Keep your eyes out in the harbors, you may spot a seal.

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Thank B M
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We took the ferry out of Doolin and it was fantastic. They took us up to the cliffs and we could see all the rookeries. I was in awe of all the birds and seeing the iconic cliffs from the sea. Well worth the money. The island was superb. Everything you assume a remote island to be and the small... More 

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