Round-trip Boat Transfer To Inis Oirr In The Aran Islands From Doolin

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10am, 11am, 1pm, Passengers must be on Doolin pier 30 minutes before departure
  • Departure Details :
    Doolin Pier Point, Ballaghaline, Co. Clare, Ireland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Sail tothe Aran Islands from Doolin for an unforgettableexperience along Ireland's breath-taking west coast, the Wild Atlantic Way. This 20-minute boat trip goes to the nearest island, Inis Oirr. Discover its starkly beautiful landscape and many rich heritage sites including a stone age fort, shipwreck, tiny ancient churches and a lighthouse. Take a guided tour, rent a bicycle or (literally) take a hike and go exploring. Chat with the friendly islanders and enjoy a fresh, seafood lunch and pint of Guinness in one of the three island pubs. Watch out for the resident dolphin in the harbor!
With several departure and return times, a visit to Inis Oirr can be tailored to suit your travel plans, ranging from a 2-hour to a 6-hour stay.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Excellent value for money

Know More about this tour

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 Orr 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, OBriens 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.



Parking - additional fees apply: 1 for up to 2 hours; 5 for 2-30 hours; 15 for parking up to one week (bring coins)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Refunds will not be issued if ferry is missed due to passengers arriving late or non-arrival

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Wheelchair accessible for the most part, assessed on a case by case basis

Please remember to bring coins as there are parking charges at Doolin pier (max 5 euros per day)

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Aug-2017

    It was a really good trip.

  • 29-Jun-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 22-Jun-2016

    Inis oirr -not much here. We went to explore the island . We were told it would be great. It wasnt. The shipwreck was interesting. Nothing else was. There are plenty other beaches and ruins in Ireland. We felt trapped until the next boat came so we could return. Felt sorry for old ponies on.trap rides

  • 18-Jun-2016

    Enjoyed the trip.

  • 06-Jun-2016

    great service, friendly staff