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ShannonFerry

Killimer, Ireland
+353 65 905 3124
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Avoid unnecessary driving

We pre-booked the Shannon Ferry online prior to our trip in Ireland. The cost of the one-way ticket... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kelly M
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Portland, Connecticut
Ferry Ride

We were in area right before ferry departure so we saved time driving around Shannon River. 19... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip S
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Omaha, Nebraska
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From early morning as the mist descends the Shannon Estuary to the Wild Atlantic Sea, to the setting of the sun in the late of the evening, ShannonFerry will take you and your vehicle on this memorable 20 minute journey across the estuary linking the iconic tourist destinations of the Banner County of Clare to the Kingdom of Kerry. This is a lovely experience for visitors who would like a short break in their journey to relax as they sail across the majestic Shannon Estuary. And if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the dolphins, which in the summer, can sometimes swim so near the ferry, as if just to entertain you. As the only vehicle ferry trip on the main spine of the Wild Atlantic Way, this invigorating journey allows you experience the rugged nature of land and sea as you breath in the fresh salty sea air that encapsulates Irelands Wild Atlantic Way.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shannon river” (15 reviews)
“short cut” (10 reviews)
“county kerry” (6 reviews)
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Killimer, Ireland
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+353 65 905 3124
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We pre-booked the Shannon Ferry online prior to our trip in Ireland. The cost of the one-way ticket was 16.15 Euro. We traveled from Tarbert to Killimer. The ferry ride took about 20 minutes but cut out about an hour+ of driving time. Well worth...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in area right before ferry departure so we saved time driving around Shannon River. 19 euros for single pass and 29 euros round trip. Great views and time saver. Right next to major power plant.

1  Thank Philip S
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed the trip with us on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the ferry from Tarbert to Kilimer it was fast and got us across a lot quicker than driving. Pleasant scenery and smooth crossing, we were fortunate in August to go in Tarbert lighthouse so it was nice to get some further pics. We...More

Thank perirose10
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing review and we are so glad you enjoyed the trip with us on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful, easy crossing aboard the Shannon Breeze (approximately 20 minutes). The Shannon Breeze, as a ro-ro ferry is operated by the largest domestic ferry in all of Ireland. It appeared to be diligent in both passenger and vehicle safety and features onboard facilities....More

Thank nicarafiki
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed the trip on the Wild Atlantic Way with us.

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very cheap and easy way to save time driving to the southern peaks. So friendly and helpful. No facilities on board but it's relatively quick. Views are nice.

Thank Marie n Jules m
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the excellent review and we are glad you enjoyed the trip with us on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Well organised, quick and super convenient. It was leaving every half hour over the summer. We even saw dolphins in the estuary on the way over.

Thank johnandlizb
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the positive review and we are glad you enjoyed the trip with us on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Dolphins are a treat!

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I am not sure that the ferry actually runs on a schedule. We waited for over an hour and it finally rounded the coastline and into the dock. The schedule listed said it would run on every half hour and ever hour which was not...More

2  Thank DKISS76
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the review. You review does not state when you travelled but the ferry does operate to a schedule and at no time were you waiting for "over an hour" as we have had over 8,500 sailings to date and all bar 6...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Needed to get across the Shannon ASAP as travelling down the west coast and had a date with a boat out to Skellig Micheal. Got to the ferry and had to wait about 15 minutes before driving on. The boat was quick efficient and a...More

Thank RoyGough149
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for the positive review and we were delighted to be able to assist you on your trip along the Wild Atlantic Way to the famous Skellig Micheal. We hope your ferry trip to Skellig Michael was as pleasant as ours?

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very expensive. I could have driven to Killimer and back via Limerick 3 times for the price charged on the ferry. Any tourists considering this should realise that although this ferry does save time if you are in a hurry it means you miss so...More

Thank Michael J
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your recent review, even if less than complimentary. Your review focuses on two issues, the price charged for your trip and the alternative trip around the Shannon Estuary. To deal with the latter issue first, the Shannon Estuary is indeed a beautiful...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were recommended by our B&B host to take the ferry to save some travel time on our way to the Cliffs of Moher from Dingle. And this was a perfect ride. In Tarbert, the ferry came within the half hour. Cost was 19 euros,...More

Thank Donna S
EugeneMaherCEO, General Manager at ShannonFerry, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed the trip with us on the Wild Atlantic Way. Apologies about the Dolphins! Next time!

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Stacey C
27 May 2017|
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Response from BahiaDelray | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Nice ferry ride and great drive to the Cliffs! Enjoy beautiful scenic Ireland!
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Cheralyn L
16 May 2017|
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Response from EugeneMaherCEO | Property representative |
Hi Cheralyn, yes there is a ferry that takes you from Killimer, Co. Clare to Tarbert, Co. Kerry. If you visit the Shannonferries website you will get all the details including maps, schedules and booking system. There will... More
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earthessence
19 March 2017|
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Response from EugeneMaherCEO | Property representative |
Your question sounds like you are looking to use public transport to take you to Galway. To do this you will need to travel via Limerick as there is no public transport via the ferry. If however you are travelling by... More
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