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Aran Island Ferries

Retail Unit 2 Ground Floor 37/39 Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 903
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Worth a visit even in bad weather

A lovely place to visit, we enjoyed sunshine in the morning & had a fun driver to take us around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roses1968
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North Carolina
Ferry to Aran Island

We used the ferry to get to Inishmore which is the large Aran island. We bought tickets on the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
mmg22153
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Springfield, Virginia
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Retail Unit 2 Ground Floor 37/39 Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit, we enjoyed sunshine in the morning & had a fun driver to take us around. The hike to Dun Aonghasa Fort is a little struggle at 72 but doable & worth it! The weather deteriorated but there's always a pub...More

Thank Roses1968
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We used the ferry to get to Inishmore which is the large Aran island. We bought tickets on the dock and were directed on how to get on the ferry. Ferry was large and had inside and outside sitting areas. Comfortable and warm on a...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

The seas were very rough on the way out, so if you are prone to sea sickness you should be aware...several people on our boat were vomiting. However once we arrived we had a great day on Inis Mor. The trip back was much smoother....More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We had to drive to Galway after attempting to get a ferry out of Doolin. We learned, fortunately, early in the day that Doolin Ferry's cancel a lot because of rough sea's. We were told the boats in Galway are larger and can handle the...More

Thank Rena M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Aran Island Ferries is a very good service and the boats are great but the shuttle bus service they run from Galway is extremely poor, the double-decker buses are old, dirty, nosey and very uncomfortable for the hour-long journey. There is no baggage compartment...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had a smooth and fast crossing to the Aran Islands. Plenty of seats. good facilities. A bit wet out on top but that doesn't put off Aussie tourists!

Thank Kellie I
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We couldn't make our original reservation and they switched it to the next day for us in minutes without any issues at all. Then when Hurricane Ophelia made it impossible to make that reservation, they made sure to tell us promptly in advance and offered...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We used the ferry to get to Inishmore which is the large Aran island. The weather was somewhat inclement however they assisted people to board and disembark. On the return journey we had an interesting conversation with a lady who actually lives on the island...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We booked our tickets to Inishmore the night before at their office in Galway. It was easy and they were friendly. Met the bus at the Victoria Hotel the next morning which took us to the ferry. The bus dropped us right in front of...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

very enjoyable journey on the Aran Island ferry. But an lost opportunity for the operators to engage with their customers by telling them about the islands and their sheer beauty.

Thank richard930
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Joan H
18 September 2017|
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Response from Martin F | Reviewed this property |
I normally hire a bicycle, but there is also bus tours and horse and carriage tours.
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lazell123
20 April 2017|
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Response from Behhy | Reviewed this property |
We went from Doolin which stops at all the Islands so you can get off at whichever stop you want. I'm not sure where the Rossaveel Ferry stops but I do know it takes 1.5hr from Doolin and only about 45 mins from Galway... More
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retired_dreamer
19 April 2017|
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Response from Dave E | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it depends on the time of year -- if you're there during the summer months, I'd get a ticket in advance. We were there last week (bought our ticket in advance). No one had to stand but almost each seat was taken.
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