Day trip

From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries
Day trip

From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

From US$ 59.23 per person

Sail from Galway and enjoy stunning views of Galway Bay as you cruise to Inis Mór. Experience traditional Irish culture on the Aran Islands before viewing the iconic Cliffs of Moher from sea-level on this day trip.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • View the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way Coastline on a cruise along Galway Bay
  • Experience an Irish culture that has survived modern life on Inis Mór
  • Appreciate the scale and beauty of the rugged Cliffs of Moher
  • Sail on the largest domestic passenger ferries in Ireland
Full description

Take a day trip to the Aran Islands and see the Cliffs of Moher by cruise on this tour awarded the "Best Irish Experience 2021" award by travel2ireland and the ITTN. Enjoy exploring Inis Mór with an audio guide. Sail through the sea and take in incredible views of the Cliffs of Moher on your return to Galway. Depart from the Galway city docks and admire the stunning views of the Connemara and Clare Coast before arriving on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. Learn about the history, heritage, and culture of the Aran Islands via an audio guide. Spend 4.5 hours on the island to enjoy sandy beaches, stone forts, and the serenity of island life. Your return journey takes you along the Cliffs of Moher. Formed 300 million years ago, the cliffs rise to a magnificent height of over 200 meters which you can only truly appreciate from the water. Listen to your audio guide while onboard to learn why the Cliffs of Moher are so iconic. See Ireland’s largest sea bird colony, 'An Branán Mór Sea Stack,' and a sea cave used during a Harry Potter film. Watch out for puffins, dolphins, seals, and basking sharks that call these waters home.

  • Round-trip ferry transfer
  • Audio guide
  • Activities on Inis Mór
  • Parking at Galway Docks

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Meeting point

Directions to Ferry Gate: If heading towards Galway city take the first entrance on the left of the Galway Harbour Hotel (H91 E9PR). If leaving Galway city take the second entrance on the right of the Galway Harbour Hotel. Then proceed straight where you will be prompted by signs to turn left into a car park. All passengers must travel through this car park to board the ferry. Passengers should arrive at the ferry gate 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure time.

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  • An audio guide is available for download
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 268 reviews

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Great experience, ferry very crowded but we managed to get seats in the covered top deck. Inis Mór was very interesting. Bus tours readily available 20 euro per person and worth every penny. Such a knowledgeable and amusing guide. Great food at ‘The Bar’. Well organised ferry, on schedule, very helpful crew.

March 22, 2023

We could not have had a better experience on this tour! We wanted to see the Aran Islands as well as the Cliffs of Moher and this was a spectacular way to get it all done! The boat ride was refreshing (we stayed on the top deck and stood along the rails for a great view) and arrived at the port. We chose to rent electric bikes (GREAT fun!) to get us to the Fort on the Aran Islands. Once we got back on the boat, we lucked into standing along the starboard side for incredible views of the water, dolphins and the Cliffs of Moher! It was a spectacular day and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this tour to others!

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March 22, 2023

The best part of the trip was being on Inis Mor which is an interesting place. The tour on the island was not included in the price but it was great. The only problem was that bus didn’t have AC and it was sweltering hot. I would’ve loved to have spent more time there checking out the little town of Kilronin And the beautiful beaches. It was interesting seeing the Cliffs of Moher from the water and they had an audio presentation but it was impossible to hear outside of the cabin so I missed most of what they talked about which was too bad.

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March 22, 2023

Product ID: 399279