Day trip

From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries
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From US$ 55.88 per person

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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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Audio guide included


  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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
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4.7 /5

based on 202 reviews

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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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August 15, 2022

My day trip was excellent , this trip is just for people who love the nature and want for few hours to forget about the problems . Only reason what i didn't understand was with the tikets . Even if you book online , you need to go before departure , at office to print the tikets (vouchers) , you can't print from home . So you need to be there with one hour before ,to get the tikets . (We live in XXI century guys , if i book online why i still need that paper with tiket?) ...

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August 8, 2022

Parking at the dock was very convenient and easy to schedule in advance. All the staff we came in contact with were friendly and very accommodating. The cruise to the island was smooth and relaxing and the return trip to the Cliffs of Mohr was everything we expected. Of course the excellent weather was a bonus. Plenty of choices on the islands from walking/hiking to biking, or bus tours. There is something for everyone. The Bar in town had excellent seafood chowder and cold Guinness but there are choices for dining and shopping when you’re done exploring.

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August 1, 2022

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