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Clare Island Ferry Co.

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Address: Clare Island | Westport, Westport, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 98 23737

Official Ferry Company servicing Clare Island since 1880. Daily sailings...

Official Ferry Company servicing Clare Island since 1880. Daily sailings all year around (weather permitting). Book online for reduced fares.

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Great ferry ride

I was a little concerned but they got us there and back with no problems. It is a rough ride on certain days but we survived.

Reviewed 6 October 2016
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186 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I was a little concerned but they got us there and back with no problems. It is a rough ride on certain days but we survived.

Thank flpab
Pewsey, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We arrived at Louisburgh Harbour and were greeted by Brian he was very helpful and made us feel at home. The weather was kind so the boat trip was smooth and the milk delivery did not get a chance to turn to butter. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. It is advisable to book before you arrive.

Thank philomenap
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We arrived too early to book into our Hotel so we drove along The Wild Atlantic Way and came across the tiny pier where O'Malleys ferry took us to the bijou island of Clare. One time haven for Grace O'Malley, a middle ages Pirate Queen, we really enjoyed the peaceful location prior to returning to Westport. Lovely surprise, thoroughly recommended... More 

Thank bob s
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We went over on a wet and windy day. A real adventure and a great place to experience the West Coast of Ireland in reality.

Thank 649maggie1953
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

some boats are faster than others but there are plenty. I advise that for the trip out you aim for the fast boat as it is exciting and glamorous; matters less on the way home when we had the slower one as we were tired and no longer taking photos by then!

Thank creasy1967
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I booked by phone and email from uk with Brian O'Grady for our family of 27 to make a day trip to Clare Island. We turned up to see our party name on the booking cabin door. No hitches and a most enjoyable day.

Thank Peter C
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great company and very helpful getting us, too many bags and just the one dog across and back from Roonagh to Clare Island - only thing is you can't rely on their published timetables exactly - if something gets in the way, like a wedding party or needing to get supplies to the island that day then times will change... More 

Thank Sara C
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

fabulous experience people so friendly and boat trip was great fun .one to do if you have not already .

Thank ironpool73
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Planned a day to Clare Island..used the fast ferry which isn't much bigger than a small fishing vessel but great fun to ride over the sea...there is a bigger slower boat..get the fast one. Not a lot on the island but it is what it is...Nice different experience

Thank Andrew J
San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The ferry to Clare Island leaves several times a day from Roonagh Quay, just a few kilometers west of Louisburgh. We found the ferry service to be efficient, friendly and well-run. Time spent hiking on Clare Island was delightful and the trip across and back most enjoyable. Just be aware that scheduling is limited; if you take the 11:00 a.m.... More 

Thank 03ran51

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