Day trip

From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries
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From US$ 58.05 per person

Sail from Galway and enjoy stunning views of Galway Bay as you cruise to Inis Mór. Experience traditional Irish culture on the Aran Islands before viewing the iconic Cliffs of Moher from sea-level on this day trip.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • View the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way Coastline on a cruise along Galway Bay
  • Experience an Irish culture that has survived modern life on Inis Mór
  • Appreciate the scale and beauty of the rugged Cliffs of Moher
  • Sail on the largest domestic passenger ferries in Ireland
Full description

Take a day trip to the Aran Islands and see the Cliffs of Moher by cruise on this tour awarded the "Best Irish Experience 2021" award by travel2ireland and the ITTN. Enjoy exploring Inis Mór with an audio guide. Sail through the sea and take in incredible views of the Cliffs of Moher on your return to Galway. Depart from the Galway city docks and admire the stunning views of the Connemara and Clare Coast before arriving on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. Learn about the history, heritage, and culture of the Aran Islands via an audio guide. Spend 4.5 hours on the island to enjoy sandy beaches, stone forts, and the serenity of island life. Your return journey takes you along the Cliffs of Moher. Formed 300 million years ago, the cliffs rise to a magnificent height of over 200 meters which you can only truly appreciate from the water. Listen to your audio guide while onboard to learn why the Cliffs of Moher are so iconic. See Ireland’s largest sea bird colony, 'An Branán Mór Sea Stack,' and a sea cave used during a Harry Potter film. Watch out for puffins, dolphins, seals, and basking sharks that call these waters home.

Includes
  • Ferry transfer
  • Audio guide
  • Activities on Inis Mór
  • Parking at Galway Docks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Directions to Ferry Gate: If heading towards Galway city take the first entrance on the left of the Galway Harbour Hotel (H91 E9PR). If leaving Galway city take the second entrance on the right of the Galway Harbour Hotel. Then proceed straight where you will be prompted by signs to turn left into a car park. All passengers must travel through this car park to board the ferry. Passengers should arrive at the ferry gate 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure time.

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Know before you go

  • An audio guide is available for download
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 104 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Wonderful trip to Aran Islands hosted by O’Brien Family! These boats are comfortable and spacious the staff went above and beyond to ensure everone had a great trip! Well worth the cost! A word to the wise “Dress for cold and damp and hope you don’t need it, it is the North Atlantic after all”

June 26, 2022

Convenient access to the cruise ship at the New Dock in Galway, and helpful and accommodating crew. The weather was excellent, which added much to the experience, but the vessel was well appointed with seating and shelter provision, as well as providing ample opportunity for open-air viewing on the upper deck. Adequate time was available for exploring Inis Mor, using the readily available minibus. Excellent experience overall.

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June 7, 2022

Excellent walk, worth it anyway. The crossing is beautiful and in the Aran Islands take a bicycle or a van to get closer to places of interest. The guide (if you take a van when you arrive €20) in the Aran Islands is very pleasant and educational and you can see everything

June 6, 2022

Product ID: 399279