- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 4 Hrs
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Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
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Returns to original departure point
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OverviewTake the ferry from Doolin to the Island of Inis Orr (Inisheer), the closest of the Aran Islands to Doolin Pier. Inis Orr is home to OBriens Castle, The Plassey Shipwreck, and the church ruins of St. Kevin and more. Enjoy the perfect combination of Irish tradition and beauty with a cruise to the Cliffs of Moher upon your return from Inis Oirr. This is the most popular ferry option! Travel with Doolin's Original Ferry to the Aran Islands on the Largest and Most Comfortable ferry service on a journey to Irelands traditional past. Filte ar bord, welcome aboard!
Excellent value for money
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Close encounter with friendly dolphins
Know More about this tour
Inis Orr Facts
The population of Inis Orr is about 300 persons
The Island is approximately 3km (1.8mi) long and 2km (1.2mi) wide
The Island is an approximately 30 minute journey by ferry from Doolin Pier
The spoken and first language of this Island is Gaeilge (Irish) though most speak English as well
You will arrive at the main pier on Inis Orr. Here you will find a few different options for Island transport such as mini bus tour, pony & trap tours, or bicycle hire available. There are three pubs and a few restaurants/cafes located near the Pier for you to enjoy a meal in. Inis Orr is a small island by comparison to the other Aran Islands so you can also enjoy walking on this Island.
How to get around
Pony and Trap Tour
This island has a wide array of things to do and see. A great option is to get a guided tour at the Pier upon arrival. The guides there are locals who can take you to the main highlights of the island and answer any questions you may have along the way. There is also a beautiful beach and playground area located next to the Pier which makes a great spot for families. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, fishing, and even have a swim!
What to See
St. Kevins Church
The Plassey Shipwreck
After visiting Inis Orryou will then board the ferry to the Cliffs of Moher. The ferry will either go directly to the Cliffs of Moher from Inis Orr, or the ferry will make a brief stop at Doolin Pier to let passengers on/off and then continue down to the Cliffs of Moher Cruise.
Cliffs of Moher Cruise
Witness breath-taking views of Irelands most famous vista by sea.The Cliffs of Moher rise to a height of over 214 meters (700ft).The Cliffs of Moher have Irelands largest mainland nesting bird colony on its lands. The Great Sea Stack (Branaunmore) plays host to thousands of sea birds that make it their summer home. Our Cruise gets you up close to view birds such as Puffins, Guillemots, and Razorbills just to name a few!
This tour will finish back at Doolin Pier at about 3:00pm/3:15pm.
All sailings are weather dependent so please contact us in advance should you have any queries about sailing conditions.
Landing and facility fees
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund
Very rude guide. His name was Shin. The weather was not cooperating.... which was what it was... but the guide started taking us to off planned places that the majority of the bus did not want to go to. 9 of us ended up leaving the tour mid-tour and finding our own way back. I felt like we were held hostage on this bus on windy roads. Every stop was 40 mins or less and the rides between stops were over 1 hour. We never had time outside of bus. Dont book this tour! Find a different one. Shin was rude and acted like my opinion was not worth hearing. He tried to treat the group like naughty kids. It was demeaning and repugnant.
We enjoyed the tour very much. The staff at the ferry was great - we arrived almost late and they were quick to greet us and get our ticket ready so we made the boat. When we got to the island, we took a horse-drawn carriage tour - we thought this was a great way to see a lot more than we would have if we were just walking. Also the guide tells you about the island and the sights. This is an additional fee so bring cash for that. There are a few cafes and a shop on the island as well, so best to come prepared for those expenses as well - food was very reasonably priced at the cafe up the hill forgot the name. The return ferry trip to view the cliffs was amazing. Someone said to sit to the right of the ferry, which is best once you are right up to the cliffs, but it really doesn't matter as you get a very impressive view on the left side when approaching. A fantastic experience, and we lucked out with a great weather day as well.
We booked this tour with high hopes of seeing sharks off the coast - no man, woman or child - or even a fabulous Captain can guarantee Mother Nature will cooperate - and on this day, she didn't. No sharks and rain - loads of rain. But that did not hamper our fun. Captain Paddy made us feel safe out on the seas and shared great stories and showed the great sights of the coast.
My twin teen girls thoroughly enjoyed the trip and so did I.... Great day.
I thoroughly enjoyed this side trip to Inis Oirr Island! Unfortunately however, the instructions as to where to get our boarding pass was a little vague. We stopped at the first small parking lot which had an office for a competitor ferry - this was a mistake! There is another parking lot at the end of the road which was where all the ferry offices are located. The first parking lot only has one ferry company and they took our voucher and gave us a ticket for their ferry. Although the ride was nice, the ferry wasn't. I'm not picky, so I went with the flow but I felt badly that the correct company did not get my business. The nicer ferry would have been a plus but the ride isn't long to the islands and we didn't want to fuss.
On the island, we hired one of the horse carriages and our guide and his dog were delightful! He recommended a place to eat and a nice walk as well. The ride under the Cliffs of Moher were spectacular and the guide on the ferry had plenty of interesting information.