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From Doolin: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

1. From Doolin: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Set sail from Doolin pier and embark on a voyage of discovery as you cruise along the coast to the world famous Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy scenic views of the islands of Aran and amazing limestone rocks of The Burren in North Clare. Approach the Cliffs of Moher to get a fantastic view of the headland of Aill na Searrach, popular with surfers for the wave they call the Aileen. Continue to the large sea stack of An Bhreannan Mor, just below the highest point of the cliffs. Marvel at all the tiny people strolling around the Visitors Centre and O'Brien's Tower observatory as you cruise off the coast for about 20 minutes. Benefit from the services of the experienced crew who will point out areas of interest and help you look for sea birds, such as gannets, guillemots, razorbills and Atlantic puffins nesting on the rocks. Return to Doolin and enjoy more amazing views on the 20-minute journey back to the pier.

From Doolin: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

2. From Doolin: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Set sail from Doolin Pier with a guide and step into a world of towering heights, crashing waves, migrating birds, and ageless legends on the Cliffs of Moher cruise. Experience the sea cliffs from below their stunning heights and soak up views of the Aran Islands and The Burren. After sailing for about 20 minutes, make a stop underneath the famous O'Brien's Tower, perched high atop the Cliffs at their highest point. Marvel at the Cliffs of Moher that rise to a magnificent height of over 214 meters. Onboard the ferry, enjoy an entertaining and informative commentary from your guide, allowing you to learn about the local history and wildlife. Keep an eye out for the region's diverse range of wildlife such as birds, basking sharks, dolphins, and seals.  Circle back as you pass by An Branán Mór, the great sea stack, which is home to Ireland’s largest mainland nesting bird colony that makes it their summer home. Get up close to birds such as puffins, guillemots, and razorbills. On the way back to Doolin Pier, pass the sea cave from 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' and the famous surfing spot 'Aill na Searrach' where the 'Aileen' wave is caught. Keep your cameras ready as the journey along the cliffs provides many fantastic photo opportunities.

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What people are saying about County Clare

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 74 reviews

This was a fun and thrilling way to see Clifs of Moher from the water! The ride was rough and some people sitting on top got wet, but was definitely a memorable experience! The presentation was just a recording. It would have been better if it was in person and allowed questions.

I travelled with family including my 82 year old mum who can transfer but needs a wheelchair for walks 50yds plus however the staff were excellent and courteous helping her on and off boat etc.

This trip was a great experience, allowing to see the full extension of the amazing Cliffs of Moher from the sea, from a totally different than the one visible from the top of the cliffs.

It was exactly what we had hoped for. Beautiful scenery and a good guide. They even let us go on an earlier cruise since we got there early.

The only way to see and appreciate the cliffs of Moher.