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Address: | Doolin Pier, Doolin, Ireland
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+353 65 707 5618
08:00 - 20:00
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Welcome Aboard! Bill O'Brien's Legendary Cruise to The Aran Islands &...

Welcome Aboard! Bill O'Brien's Legendary Cruise to The Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher The Original Doolin Ferry Est.1970.

Several daily sailings depart Doolin Pier, Doolin, Co.Clare from March to November. Day Trips, Overnight Stays, and One-Hour Cliffs of Moher Cruises available. Travel on the largest and most comfortable ferries with over 40 years of service, M.V. Tranquillity & M.V. Queen of Aran.

The Aran Islands offer something special for all. For the adventurous explore medieval ruins such as the amazing ring fort Dun Aengus on Inishmore, or O'Brien's castle on Inisheer. Families can enjoy a relaxing day out on the unspoiled beaches of Inisheer. Nature lovers can enjoy the tranquil beauty of Inishmaan. Bicycle hire, Mini-bus, and Pony & Trap tours available on each island.

The Cliffs of Moher Cruise is a stunning 1 hour journey along the 6km of coastline from Doolin Pier. The Cliffs rise to a height of over 214 meters providing dramatic views by sea. The Great Sea Stack (Branaunmore) plays host to thousands of rare birds of which you can see up close. Don't forget the cameras!

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Was offered the opportunity to take the ferry trip to the base of the Cliffs of Moher when on a bus tour and for the price, we quickly said yes. The ferry took us right up to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
Katrina W
Saint John, Canada
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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Kindest people I've ever met! Needed to go to the washroom after the ferry and I was informed it was a 10 minute walk. A lovely soul ran to his car, picked me up and brought me to the toilets. He then waited for me because he noticed my bus was departing! He followed the bus and I safely boarded... More 

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ObrienLineFerries, General Manager at O'Brien Line Ferries, responded to this review

What nice feedback, thank you. Niall certainly is a gentlemen and we'll be sure to pass on your thanks. Thanks a million for traveling with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our area as much! Take care, Liam O'Brien More 

Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Was offered the opportunity to take the ferry trip to the base of the Cliffs of Moher when on a bus tour and for the price, we quickly said yes. The ferry took us right up to the sea stack and the base of the cliffs. It was great to get that perspective of how high the cliffs really are.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This cruise was recommended to us by our tour guide, and it did not disappoint!! The water and weather conditions were almost perfect (which I know had a lot to do with it) but the cruise was one of the coolest parts of our trip to the cliffs!!! Our ferry was full, but not crowded and we had plenty of... More 

Thank Rachel O
ObrienLineFerries, General Manager at O'Brien Line Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you, and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us- and that we were recommended by your tour guide! It sounds like you had beautiful weather and sure what more could you want? Thanks a million for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our area.... More 

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We did the cliff walk one day and followed it up with a boat cruise. Although we did get closer to the sea stacks, we thought the view from the water was far inferior to the thrill and views we got from on top. The puffins had disappeared to nest just days before we arrived, so that took the shine... More 

Thank Wastenot
ObrienLineFerries, General Manager at O'Brien Line Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest expression of your experience. I'm certainly sorry to hear your trip didn't meet your or our expectations. It is true that depending on the conditions of the natural environment the experience of visiting the Cliffs of Moher by ferry will be different each time. Thank you again for your input, we do appreciate it. Kindest... More 

Miltown Malbay, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We went on the Cliffs Cruise on Sunday 15 May. The weather was very kind, with bright warm sunshine and no swell. the trip was fabulous. Even while we were waiting for the boat we saw dolphins swimming around the harbour. We then went out to the Cliffs and had phenomenal views of the stacks with the nesting birds, guillemots,... More 

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ObrienLineFerries, Marketing Manager at O'Brien Line Ferries, responded to this review

Wow, it's great to hear that the whole family enjoyed their ferry to the Cliffs of Moher! Thank you very much for sharing with us, and we'll be sure to pass on the message to Erin & our staff. We hope to see you again in the future! All the best, O'Brien Line Ferries More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We were looking forward to our trip to the cliffs. We thought it would be interesting to see them from the sea. It was a nice day so we went for the first sailing of the day. Staff in the sales area were pleasant and there was no mention of problems. According to the brochure the boat "tranquility"has sitting indoors... More 

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ObrienLineFerries, General Manager at O'Brien Line Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for the recap of your journey, we do appreciate all feedback. We are wondering however if you are sure you traveled on our ferry? Our top decks are the only place where we board our passengers and they are used at all times. So on our ferry is is not possible that you would have been prevented from... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

O'Brien's Line was the first boat company to initiate trips from Doolin to the Erin Islands. I chose to travel to 2 islands with them for that reason. Experience and enterprise matter to me.Well, they measured up beautifully. From my purchase of a ticket at the Harbor office to the skill of the staff on the 3 boat trips I... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

O'Briens Ferry was a great choice, Joan works in the store front next to O'Connors Pub, and she was a wealth of knowledge. The ferry took us to the smallest of the three Islands, and we had an extra treat of being greeted by the Dolphin-Rose. We took the tour around the Cliffs of Moher later in the day, and... More 

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed chatting with Richie and his dog Cliff. Friendly and definitely a sailor. Boat ride was comfortable and quick. The tour of the Cliffs after was nice. We did not pay for it as we did not really care to do it. We wondered if everyone gets to do it regardless of paying the extra 10 euro or not.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

A sunny Spring day in County Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way. An hour's ferry boat ride close to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, with stunning views of the cliffs and pillars, surrounded by wheeling birds. I would recommend this cruise and will definitely take another cruise soon.

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