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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

4.7 / 5

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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries
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From US$ 57.54 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


  • 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
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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.

  • 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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Meeting point

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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  • An audio guide is available for download
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4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

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To be honest I did enjoy the activity - althogh not the cruise part, because the weather was terrible and I was sick the whole time. The time spent on the island was lovely, the scenery is charming. The only thing I lacked was kind of a program - u see I thought there was a guided tour already for us on the island - and I found out last minute that we are on our own on the island - nevertheless it was quite lovely. P.S. big shoutout to the crew on the ship - they were soo professional, I definitely admired how calm they stayed when someone threw up on the floor or how professional they offered their assisstance. Big thanks to them!

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August 18, 2021

It was a beautiful day. The audio guide gave you a good background knowledge on the way there. There was enough free time on the island, regardless of whether you rented a bike or a bus tour. On the way back, the Cliffs of Moher were the highlight and I understand that absolutely. The waves were strong, so we couldn't stay there as long as usual. The trip was definitely worth it.

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July 7, 2021

Great day. Weather was fabulous. Was anxious re ticket collection as it named streets and it was actually beside car park. I also did not realise we had access to the car park and I parked elsewhere. Not very clear on website. The trip on way back via cliffs of moher was nice to hear the history. Perhaps it might be worth showing a video or talk on way over to let people know where to go etc. Overall very enjoyable though.

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June 30, 2021

Product ID: 399279