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Round-trip boat transfer to Inis Oirr in the Aran Islands from Doolin

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    Day trips depart from Doolin for Inis Oirr, (the closest of the Aran Islands) 3 times every day, March to October, at 10am, 11am and 1pm.

    From the moment you step aboard the gangway, you are treated to a feast of maritime activity,including dolphins following our wake! There is an air of anticipation as the ship sails ever closer to the island.

    Inis Oírr is just 30 minutes away, and reassuringly visible from Doolin pier. The voyage to the island pier passes some of its famous landmarks en route – the iconic Plassy shipwreck, O’Brien’s Castle and the Dun Formna stoneage fort on the hill, the white sandy beach with its crystal turquoise waters and possibly the most beautifully located graveyard in Ireland.

    Coming down the gangway is almost like stepping back in time, where it is easy to picture life in times gone by. On this island, you can (for example) you can isit an authentic cottage, where you can learn about the traditions, customs and clothing of the Aran Islands.

    Take a guided tour on a pony and trap, and enjoy the sensation of being transported at a leisurely pace along tiny roads, surrounded by an impossible vista of stone walls stretching in every direction.

    Rent a bicycle and explore the nooks and crannies in your own time.

    Let the children play in the fantastic adventure playground built on the sand.

    Feast on a lunch of the freshest seafood in one of the island's charming pubs.

    Choose to return at 2pm or 4:45pm, arriving back to Doolin pier with a treasure trove of memories of an unforgettable day.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Spent the day & night on Inis Oirr, had a wonderful 24 hours. We were scheduled with tickets to return on Sunday morning 10:15AM on The Doolin Ferry Co boat but it never showed up for its official sailing time, seemingly was delayed in Doolin...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank colbertf
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We visit Inis Oírr every year, and as soon as we land at Doolin Pier, the holiday begins. Doolin2Aran ferries staff always have a warm welcome and big smiles. They are all so friendly and knowledgeable. The crew always smile and greet everyone individually and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Molly F
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I booked this trip online last minute as the weather was glorious and am so glad that I did. The island is beautiful and was easy to get around. The crew were lovely and helpful. Would do this again....

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ljmmcd
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We pre-booked for the 11:00 sailing to Inis Oirr. On arrival we were told there was a boat leaving at 10:30 that we could take, so we did. In the end it left at 11:00 anyway, but we were in no hurry. The advertised journey...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank LuckyeddieBristol
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    I booked this trip on a whim and I am so glad I did. The island of Inis Oirr was so beautiful and friendly. I was able to spend the day there with plenty to do, including biking the entire island. The boat crew were...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mshmerling1023
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